Monday, July 4, 2011

Happy Independence Day

We hold these truths to be self-evident, that all men are created equal, that they are endowed by their Creator with certain unalienable Rights, that among these are Life, Liberty and the pursuit of Happiness. — That to secure these rights, Governments are instituted among Men, deriving their just powers from the consent of the governed... - Declaration of Independence
The Other Guys: The Signers of the Declaration of Independence.

It is essential that we remember that today's holiday is not named "The Forth of July." Its correct name is "Independence Day!" (5 USC § 6103)

It is also essential that we understand why we declared independence from Great Britain. If you answer "taxes" was the reason on a school exam, you should only get a score of about 5%. It was not just about taxes as our modern government schools teach us. Take a few minutes today to read and study the Declaration of Independence. Count -- and study -- the reasons the founders gave for independence. How many of these grievances apply in the US today?

Do we again need to reject a government that has grown at least as oppressive as King George's government in 1776? I contend, yes. If we, as voters and citizens, don't begin to cast wise and informed votes, everything our nation's founders fought for will very soon be lost.

Happy Independence Day.

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