A few years ago, a group of us were standing around at work discussing the upcoming 4th of July weekend and our plans. The conversation drifted casually over to the meaning of ‘Independence Day’. One of us turned to a younger member of the group, a candidate for a Masters Degree and asked, “What does the 4th of July stand for?” This individual, near to possessing a Masters Degree looked back with a blank stare.
I carefully scrutinized the look on this person’s face, expecting the joke to be on us – that we were going to hear a college level description of the events leading up to the United States becoming a free nation, unshackled from an oppressive government.
But it never happened.
Obviously smelling blood, the same person who asked the Masters Degree the original question, then inquired as to the meaning of the Civil War. Once again the blank stare. The Masters Degree was not a stupid person. Sadly, much of the blame rests squarely on the government education system in the US. As my wife is fond of saying, “the American education system is quite successful in achieving their goals – to produce uneducated students who are incapable of critical thinking…” This student along with countless others is easily manipulated and controlled by design.
There’s a video on YouTube that chronicles an interviewer as he asks people on the street about the meaning of Independence Day. Many of the people were clueless. They knew little or nothing about the events surrounding this important date in American history. Interestingly, two women with foreign accents appeared to know the basic details about the 4th of July.
Early American Patriots had little patience for the taxes and regulations forced on them by the British government. The Colonies had no sitting Representatives in English Parliament. Taxes were levied without any discussion or concern about the effect on the Colonists. There were ‘status quo’ types then as there are now – people who just want everything to go on as usual. And then you had those who didn’t care – if there was a television in those days, these people would be watching it.
You also had the Tea Party people in those days. They clearly saw as written in the Declaration of Independence, “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”. In those days as today; arrogant, power hungry, government leaders trampled on the rights of the people and ridiculed ‘Tea Party’ types.
Is it any wonder that students of the US government school system are no longer taught American history? Consider this quote from the 1st paragraph of the Declaration of Independence, “That to secure these rights, Governments are instituted among Men, deriving their just powers from the consent of the governed, That whenever any Form of Government becomes destructive of these ends, it is the Right of the People to alter or to abolish it, and to institute new Government, laying its foundation on such principles and organizing its powers in such form, as to them shall seem most likely to effect their Safety and Happiness.”
These are dangerous words – dangerous to a government that wants to tax and control the C02 coming out of your mouth.
It’s critically important to the socialist-communists controlling the United States today, that all vestiges of American Founding Fathers influence and teachings be removed. Events leading up to Independence Day are too dangerous for free minds to meditate on. In fact, free minds are dangerous to this sitting government.
It’s obvious for any casual student of history that the Founding Fathers would never have put up with the actions of today’s tax, regulate, and war sponsoring government. As we celebrate 234 years of the American Experiment, the most unique form of government ever in history, we have to ask ourselves – what are we celebrating today?
Does independence Day celebrate welfare state? Nearly half of all Americans now draw a government check. Is that what the Founding Fathers meant by ‘independence’? We’ve handed over our personal decision making abilities on health care to a monolithic federal government that is infested with zero population growth mutants. Our currency is controlled by a private bank set up by the federal government. They can print and spend whatever they want – until our economy collapses.
Our farming industry is controlled by the federal government. They tell farmer s what they may grow and what they cannot. They are given taxpayer money to plow over fields and grow nothing. They are paid extra taxpayer money and then our valuable produce is placed in a storage bin to rot. Taxpayers fund American food programs all over the world – food given to people who hate America.
Americans are told what to drive, what to eat, where to go to school, who to like and dislike, and what values to exhibit. Religion like cigarettes is to be practiced at home and never brought out in public.
The federal government is scheming to outlaw all guns in violation of the 2nd Amendment.
Manufacturing is under attack by our own federal government. Real jobs have been fleeing America for decades thanks to the policies of our government.
So how will you celebrate Independence Day today? Will it be beer, burgers, and brawling? Or will it be a time when you reflect on the gift our Founding Fathers gave us over two hundred years ago. Will you take a few minutes to teach your children today what it meant to be a Patriot during the Revolutionary War years? What true sacrifice meant? What Independence Day means today?
The socialist-communists in America today work 24/7 to bring down the American Experiment. That’s all they do. Now what will you do to stop it?
“The last hope of human liberty in this world rests on us. We ought, for so dear a state to sacrifice every attachment and every enmity.”