“The second day of July, 1776, will be the most memorable epoch in the history of America. I am apt to believe that it will be celebrated by succeeding generations as the great anniversary festival. It ought to be commemorated as the day of deliverance, by solemn acts of devotion to God Almighty. It ought to be solemnized with pomp and parade, with shows, games, sports, guns, bells, bonfires, and illuminations, from one end of this continent to the other, from this time forward forever more.”
“John Adams’s prediction was off by two days. From the outset, Americans celebrated independence on July 4, the date shown on the much-publicized Declaration of Independence, rather than on July 2, the date the resolution of independence was approved in a closed session of Congress.”
There is a fog in our minds and hearts that is hiding the reasons that this great country was born with our independence from English rule in 1776. We have forgotten the sting of oppression that would keep us from the pursuit of happiness and the honor and responsibility of that pursuit. We have become the spoiled, aristocratic and pompous offspring of the English ruling party of that day. We have become what we fought so very hard to overcome.
When was the last time you read the Declaration of Independence? If you will take the time to read this most incredible document, you will discover that every principle it stands for has been violated by the very government that is required to abide by the guidelines it sets forth. Our founding fathers must surely be aghast at the loss of our unalienable rights for the pursuit of happiness as a people and country. Instead of a government of the people and by the people, our government is controlled by the few, with wealth as Almighty God.
Perhaps, again, it will take bloody revolt to restore our Constitution and the rights it affords all men, women and children. If history is destined to repeat itself, revolt will happen and the tyranny we find ourselves confronting will be vanquished and true freedom will be restored to our land. We will again be the beacon of hope and happiness for the whole world to witness and emulate.
I know only too well that I have lived my life like an ostrich with my head in the sand. But, today I am standing tall, in full view of our government and yelling at the top of my lungs, “Enough is enough; we want our country back!”