Happy Independence Day, America!

Today our country celebrates 237 years of Independence. Bang that Liberty Drum a little bit!

In 1776, 442 days after the first sparks of the American Revolution, the Second Continental Congress adopted the Declaration of Independence, officially proclaiming our freedom from Great Britain. While these days we see entirely too much complacency in regards to the responsibilities of upholding our values and principles, we should all find reverence in our founding documents and the roots of our great nation. We should use that veneration as the force of our passion to restore our country to those founding values we adore so much.

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.

May God continue to bless America. Happy Independence Day!

In addition, feel free to post why you love America followed by which plans to celebrate have been ruined by this terrible weather.

8 comments

  1. Doug Deal says:

    The Constitution might be the basis of our government, but the heart and soul of our country, and the very definition of what it means to be an American are found in the words of the Declaration.

    • Napoleon says:

      I remember reading years ago that unlike most people in the world, Americans do not equate their country with the government. While most other nations will love or hate their nation depending in who is running their government, Americans can hate their government (Congress’s 12% approval rating) and still love their nation and be proud to be an American. I think your statement, Doug, hits the nail on the head to exactly explain why we have that dichotomy. Our heart and soul is not in our government, but in the words of the Declaration.

  2. MattMD says:

    Does anybody seriously think the founding fathers would even recognize this country today?

    We are head down the road to a police state, likely in my lifetime.

    I like the idea of America but we have been veering away from it since the early 20th century.

    • Ed says:

      Nope.

      They would have seen equality for women and non-indentured African-Americans and gone “good heavens, what have they done?”

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