The Fourth of July is more than fireworks, barbecue, beer and baseball — much more. It’s a day that marks the anniversary of one of the most momentous occasions in human history.
On that day in 1776, 56 brave men signed their names to the Declaration of Independence, proclaiming that the 13 original American colonies were no longer willing to live under tyrannical British rule.
Those men — now under attack from the “woke” enemy within, and without whom these people wouldn’t have the freedom to speak their minds — risked their own fortunes, their safety and that of their families by signing the document.
They were still in the earliest stages of a war against an enemy that vastly outgunned them and was better trained. By signing their names to the very spirit of patriotism, the men risked being hanged in the event of defeat; and they risked consigning their families to lives of misery and poverty and persecution.
They were not alone. Thousands of the signers’ fellow countrymen had already denounced loyalty to Great Britain and taken up arms against the British in the name of American independence. Seven bloody years after the signing of the Declaration and eight bloody years after the initial shots at Lexington and Concord, a new, free, republic was born.
Those 56 who risked their lives by signing their names to a document that declared in no uncertain terms that they meant to create a better place where freedom reigned supreme would undoubtedly have trouble recognizing their nation today.
Our government today has taken on many of the characteristics of the British government that the Founders sought to separate themselves from 244 years ago.
The Founders wrote that the King of England had “(C)ombined with others to subject us to a jurisdiction foreign to our constitution, and unacknowledged by our laws…”
It is not a stretch to see the parallels today. Even so, not one in a million suspects that the government is at total war against the American people in a thousand ways.
Racial strife and political strife are the tools of their war, currently on display across the country.
Of course, the notion that one’s race automatically grants upon him at birth special privileges, entitlements or rights not possessed by others is patently false.
Given the state of political discourse and the tendency for bureaucracy to destroy freedom in order to centralize power and enrich the oligarchs, the federal government has effectively come to represent everything for which those men claimed disdain in the Declaration.
I urge everyone to take time from your celebratory fireworks, meal preparations or travel this weekend to remember the Fourth of July is Independence Day. Take a step back and realize that brave men signed the document at risk of death, and continued to risk life and limb for almost a decade more.
They, and many other men and women who understood what liberty means, fought for and died for our freedom. We cannot let the meaning and importance of their fight for independence get away from us.
Edited to add this is taken from Bob Livingston Alerts, published by Personal Liberty Media Group.