Why Is It Independence Day?

Signers of The Declaration of Independence

Ask anyone under thirty years old the question, “Who did we gain independence from and why?” and you will get a plethora of answers.  The majority of them incorrect.  Why is that?  The word “independence” has a very important meaning, yet much of the younger generation are being taught to depend on government and free handouts instead of self-reliance and hard work.  The rewards for earning an honest living and having the means to be charitable to others, of your own free will.

Now days its “what’s in it for me?” and “what can I get away with?” instead of “how can I best help someone in need?” and “there are consequences to my actions, be they good or bad”.

You will find the younger generation are not being taught what the Declaration of Independence is and why it was written.  They are just given carefully plucked out pieces of history to paint a very different and false picture of a bunch of religious fanatics led by a bunch of white guys wearing white wigs.  This is a lie.  It’s also amazing that once this independence was finally won, with great sacrifice and loss of life, they worked hard to make sure it wouldn’t be lost to tyrants again by writing the Constitution.  The two most important amendments to that Constitution, before all States ratified it, are the first and the second amendments.  You will find these are also the ones tyranny cannot survive with as long as they are in effect.  Free speech, and the right to bare arms.

The United States of America is a great experiment to see if man can rule himself.  This was an important factor the founding fathers wanted to impress upon future generations, and that is why “We The People” is so magnificently large on the preamble to the Constitution.  It’s a reminder and a warning.  A warning to those chosen by the people to govern that they will be removed if they over-step their authority only given to them by the people.  A reminder to those that choose representatives and government officials to not let them over-step their bounds and begin to hoard power and money for themselves.  We have all forgotten that warning, and how convenient our children are not being taught this.  Do we blame the indoctrinators?  Nay, only a small fraction.  It is the parent’s responsibility to teach and raise their children, whether the parent desires that child be taught at home, public school, or private school, it is still the parent who holds ultimate responsibility.  Many parents of today have been negligent in their child’s education.  Where there is a vacuum or void, nefarious elements tend to fill it.  Thus enter the indoctrinators.  Why not?  You let them; you practically invited them.

Your children are now taught that the Constitution is a slave owner’s document, when in fact, the truth is everything in it was designed to eliminate slavery.  The Confederate Constitution was a slave owner’s document.

Your children are now taught that they can only be successful if they go into heavy debt and attend an ivy league university for four to eight years.  Most of these kids will never get a return on their investment.  This was something the founding fathers saw was eating away at the British culture, with their guild requirements and Oxford degrees.  It limited access to industry to the elites and rich of society.

In America, for the first 100 years, after our independence, this country grew technologically, economically, and in population like no other nation in the history of mankind.  We didn’t do it with universities and intellectual elites, nor think-tanks, nor government programs or any handouts.  We did it by hard work, by learning the best way, actually doing it while a master shows you how, apprenticeships.  There weren’t guilds or anything of the sort.

When everything started to go wrong was when we gave more authority and power to the federal government, which began with the IRS.  The Federal Government has become a monster, a beast, that it was never designed nor intended to be.  This beast is ravenous and constantly wants more and more and lies to you about how benevolent it is, yet has nothing to show for it except waste.

Read to your children the Declaration of Independence and teach them the facts about the Constitution.  Both documents are the plainest and simplest legal documents ever crafted, so anyone could read and understand them, including the fairly young.  The Declaration of Independence lays out in concise detail why independence was necessary.  There’s no theory, no conjecture, just common sense.  The Constitution lays out in simple but concise detail how the Federal Government is supposed to operate and what authority it has, and specifically states anything not indicated in that document it has no authority with and that lies with the states and the people.  What?  You didn’t know that?

The fourth of July isn’t just fireworks and red, white, and blue.  It has a very important meaning.  I suggest you really understand what it is, and teach it to your children before it is lost, and mankind enters another tyrannical dark ages.

Do you really think it is a coincidence that the USA declares independence and declares man can rule himself, and suddenly the world is brought out of thousands of years of stagnation, technologically, medically, culturally, educationally, communication-wise, etc. at the same time?  Whether you are religious or not, the books of the Bible and other religious documents, were written by candle light.  People road horses with carts and wagons on dirt trails.  Their greatest achievements were aqueducts, the wheel, the catapult, gun powder, and stacking rocks to make pyramids.  The Declaration of Independence and the Constitution was also written by candle light by men carried by horses and carriages on dirt roads in a time where blood-letting was thought to be beneficial.

Now, we have electricity and electric lighting, planes, trains, automobiles, computers, rockets, space stations, vast industrial machinery, skyscrapers, large cities, giant ships and freighters, cell phones, pocket computers, the Internet, 3D video games, movies, easy access clothing, toilets, showers, advanced medicine, successful cures and treatments for many diseases, print, television, You-Tube, Facebook, Twitter, our own printers, plastics, paper, soaps, shampoos, dinnerware, sound systems, refrigerators, microwaves, radio, DVDs, BluRay Discs, comfortable furniture, quickly paved roads, quickly built rain-proof homes with clean floors, easy access food at grocery stores, easy access items from around the world etc. etc.  Freedom spread around the world since that happened.  Do you really think it a coincidence that all that happened after the USA was born?  Anyone that tells you otherwise is a liar and has an agenda to take away your freedom.  Read history, the original documents, not that trash they feed your children in schools, the original sources.  You will find the truth is a much different story than what most have been told.

Happy 4th everyone!

Suggested reading:

The Declaration of Independence

IN CONGRESS, July 4, 1776.

The unanimous Declaration of the thirteen united States of America,

When in the Course of human events, it becomes necessary for one people to dissolve the political bands which have connected them with another, and to assume among the powers of the earth, the separate and equal station to which the Laws of Nature and of Nature’s God entitle them, a decent respect to the opinions of mankind requires that they should declare the causes which impel them to the separation.

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.–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. Prudence, indeed, will dictate that Governments long established should not be changed for light and transient causes; and accordingly all experience hath shewn, that mankind are more disposed to suffer, while evils are sufferable, than to right themselves by abolishing the forms to which they are accustomed.  But when a long train of abuses and usurpations, pursuing invariably the same Object evinces a design to reduce them under absolute Despotism, it is their right, it is their duty, to throw off such Government, and to provide new Guards for their future security.–Such has been the patient sufferance of these Colonies; and such is now the necessity which constrains them to alter their former Systems of Government.  The history of the present King of Great Britain is a history of repeated injuries and usurpations, all having in direct object the establishment of an absolute Tyranny over these States.  To prove this, let Facts be submitted to a candid world.

  • He has refused his Assent to Laws, the most wholesome and necessary for the public good.
  • He has forbidden his Governors to pass Laws of immediate and pressing importance, unless suspended in their operation till his Assent should be obtained; and when so suspended, he has utterly neglected to attend to them.
  • He has refused to pass other Laws for the accommodation of large districts of people, unless those people would relinquish the right of Representation in the Legislature, a right inestimable to them and formidable to tyrants only.
  • He has called together legislative bodies at places unusual, uncomfortable, and distant from the depository of their public Records, for the sole purpose of fatiguing them into compliance with his measures.
  • He has dissolved Representative Houses repeatedly, for opposing with manly firmness his invasions on the rights of the people.
  • He has refused for a long time, after such dissolutions, to cause others to be elected; whereby the Legislative powers, incapable of Annihilation, have returned to the People at large for their exercise; the State remaining in the mean time exposed to all the dangers of invasion from without, and convulsions within.
  • He has endeavoured to prevent the population of these States; for that purpose obstructing the Laws for Naturalization of Foreigners; refusing to pass others to encourage their migrations hither, and raising the conditions of new Appropriations of Lands.
  • He has obstructed the Administration of Justice, by refusing his Assent to Laws for establishing Judiciary powers.
  • He has made Judges dependent on his Will alone, for the tenure of their offices, and the amount and payment of their salaries.
  • He has erected a multitude of New Offices, and sent hither swarms of Officers to harrass our people, and eat out their substance.
  • He has kept among us, in times of peace, Standing Armies without the Consent of our legislatures.
  • He has affected to render the Military independent of and superior to the Civil power.
  • He has combined with others to subject us to a jurisdiction foreign to our constitution, and unacknowledged by our laws; giving his Assent to their Acts of pretended Legislation:
  • For Quartering large bodies of armed troops among us:
  • For protecting them, by a mock Trial, from punishment for any Murders which they should commit on the Inhabitants of these States:
  • For cutting off our Trade with all parts of the world:
  • For imposing Taxes on us without our Consent:
  • For depriving us in many cases, of the benefits of Trial by Jury:
  • For transporting us beyond Seas to be tried for pretended offences
  • For abolishing the free System of English Laws in a neighbouring Province, establishing therein an Arbitrary government, and enlarging its Boundaries so as to render it at once an example and fit instrument for introducing the same absolute rule into these Colonies:
  • For taking away our Charters, abolishing our most valuable Laws, and altering fundamentally the Forms of our Governments:
  • For suspending our own Legislatures, and declaring themselves invested with power to legislate for us in all cases whatsoever.
  • He has abdicated Government here, by declaring us out of his Protection and waging War against us.
  • He has plundered our seas, ravaged our Coasts, burnt our towns, and destroyed the lives of our people.
  • He is at this time transporting large Armies of foreign Mercenaries to compleat the works of death, desolation and tyranny, already begun with circumstances of Cruelty & perfidy scarcely paralleled in the most barbarous ages, and totally unworthy the Head of a civilized nation.
  • He has constrained our fellow Citizens taken Captive on the high Seas to bear Arms against their Country, to become the executioners of their friends and Brethren, or to fall themselves by their Hands.
  • He has excited domestic insurrections amongst us, and has endeavoured to bring on the inhabitants of our frontiers, the merciless Indian Savages, whose known rule of warfare, is an undistinguished destruction of all ages, sexes and conditions.

In every stage of these Oppressions We have Petitioned for Redress in the most humble terms:  Our repeated Petitions have been answered only by repeated injury.  A Prince whose character is thus marked by every act which may define a Tyrant, is unfit to be the ruler of a free people.

Nor have We been wanting in attentions to our Brittish brethren.  We have warned them from time to time of attempts by their legislature to extend an unwarrantable jurisdiction over us.  We have reminded them of the circumstances of our emigration and settlement here.  We have appealed to their native justice and magnanimity, and we have conjured them by the ties of our common kindred to disavow these usurpations, which, would inevitably interrupt our connections and correspondence.  They too have been deaf to the voice of justice and of consanguinity. We must, therefore, acquiesce in the necessity, which denounces our Separation, and hold them, as we hold the rest of mankind, Enemies in War, in Peace Friends.

We, therefore, the Representatives of the united States of America, in General Congress, Assembled, appealing to the Supreme Judge of the world for the rectitude of our intentions, do, in the Name, and by Authority of the good People of these Colonies, solemnly publish and declare, That these United Colonies are, and of Right ought to be Free and Independent States; that they are Absolved from all Allegiance to the British Crown, and that all political connection between them and the State of Great Britain, is and ought to be totally dissolved; and that as Free and Independent States, they have full Power to levy War, conclude Peace, contract Alliances, establish Commerce, and to do all other Acts and Things which Independent States may of right do.  And for the support of this Declaration, with a firm reliance on the protection of divine Providence, we mutually pledge to each other our Lives, our Fortunes and our sacred Honor.

No comments yet... Be the first to leave a reply!

Come on, you know you want to say something.

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in:

WordPress.com Logo

You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. Log Out /  Change )

Google photo

You are commenting using your Google account. Log Out /  Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out /  Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out /  Change )

Connecting to %s

%d bloggers like this: