Two hundred and thirty two years ago a group of men assembled in the Pennsylvania State House, now known as Independence Hall, and signed their names to a letter to King George III of England. In so doing these men committed treason against the English crown, and gave birth the most powerful nation on Earth. This letter is now called
The Declaration of Independence
IN CONGRESS, JULY 4, 1776
The unanimous Declaration of the thirteen united States of America
When in the Course of human events it becomes necessary for one people to dissolve the political bands which have connected them with another and to assume among the powers of the earth, the separate and equal station to which the Laws of Nature and of Nature’s God entitle them, a decent respect to the opinions of mankind requires that they should declare the causes which impel them to the separation.
Today we celebrate our independence from England. We celebrate our independence, but we lose sight of what that means. More people today seem to desire that their lives be governed by a large government. Do they really desire a nanny state where everything is regulated by big brother? Where the government takes a huge portion of the money they make to give to others in the name of helping the less fortunate, in the name of fairness. Who gave them that right? Where is that written in the Declaration of Independence?
Slowly, ever so slowly so that we barely notice Washington is taking away the rights that our founding fathers committed treason to ensure. If you’ve been reading my blog you know what I think about politicians.
The United States was founded upon an idea of Limited Government, yet each day it seems that our lawmakers are working diligently to increase the reach of government.
THOSE PEOPLE IN WASHINGTON CAN’T DO ANYTHING FOR YOU!
Only one person can do ANYTHING to make your life better, and that’s the person you see every time you look into a mirror. YOU! You are an independent individual with the power to create any life you desire. Not only do you have the power, you have the responsibility. That is what the Declaration of Independence is all about. Your freedom to “Life, Liberty, and the Pursuit of Happiness.
Happy Independence Day America!