Why we celebrate Independence Day, not the 4th of July

God Bless the United States of America on our Nation’s Independence Day, which happens to be on July 4th. We Celebrate INDEPENDENCE DAY, not the 4th of July! It’s important we don’t let  Liberal progressives shame us into saying only Happy 4th of July, while allowing Independence Day to be  sacrificed on the Altar of Political Correctedness and Appeasement.

In the weeks and months preceding July 4, 1776, our Founding Fathers decided they’d had enough of the King of England’s crushing and tyrannical rule from across the Ocean, and the atrocities visited upon them. A summary of these reasons can be boiled down thus: The King behaved as a Tyrant, imposing unjust laws, taxing without appropriate representation, obstructing justice, the forced quartering of troops among the colonies. It was only after all other avenues of remedy had been exhausted that these people took the unprecedented step of declaring their Independence and absolved all allegiance to the Crown of Britain. Fifty five men, representing the 13 colonies “mutually pledged to each other our Lives, our Fortunes and our Sacred Honor” and on July 4th 1776 signed the Declaration of Independence via Action of the Second Continental Congress. The Declaration of Independence was viewed by Great Britain as an act of Treason. And thus, an Exceptional Nation was born.

These fifty five men recognized that all Men are created equal, and endowed by their Creator with certain unalienable rights: Life, Liberty and the pursuit of happiness, and that government derives their just Powers from the Consent of the Governed. That is, WE THE PEOPLE are the government. We are not ruled by monarchs or dictators, but representatives of OUR own choosing.

How many can say they have read the Declaration of Independence and understood its meaning? How many of our children and grandchildren have read or had the Declaration read to them? Are children being taught this in our Schools anymore? Not really, instead, liberal progressives are indoctrinating our children that America was and is an imperialistic nation; that the Founding Fathers were nothing more than paternalistic, white slave-owners. Our children are taught and even liberal columnists are calling on Americans to play down the patriotism of this National Holiday, lest we offend anyone. If people are offending by the EXCEPTIONALISM AND PATRIOTISM that is America, that is THEIR problem. You want to scold me because I love America and am not afraid to show it?  I ask liberals: why don’t YOU love America enough to show it? What exactly are YOU ashamed of?

And I ask all Americans this question: Our founding Fathers believed enough in their dreams for a Just and Righteous Nation they risked EVERYTHING, even their very lives to put their names to a Document, an action that was akin to signing their own death warrants. How many of us TODAY would be willing to do that for our Country? Unfortunately, too many today, instead of standing up to our enemies, will cower in a corner, only too anxious and eager to appease the enemy. Our Founding Fathers recognized appeasement to an enemy incurs only the further WRATH of that enemy. We need to find OUR fighting Spirit, we need to recover our Love of Nation and our belief in the Exceptionalism of America! We need to take it upon ourselves to teach ourselves, our children and grandchildren all about our Founding Documents and what they meant, so that we know what we are fighting for.

In  the words of Thomas Jefferson, one of the signers of the Declaration of Independence and our Nation’s 3rd President, “My God! How little do my countrymen know what precious blessings they are in possession of, and which no other people on earth enjoy!” We need to learn it, appreciate it, and LOVE it and NEVER take our Nation and our Freedoms for granted. Happy Independence Day, America!

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Why we celebrate Independence Day, not the 4th of July

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