The date may be July 4th, 2010, but the celebration is of Independence Day. Just as Christmas has been watered down by the multicultural libtards to Happy Holidays, the day that 13 colonies declared their independence from Britain.
For people like Supreme Court nominuee Elena Kagan, it is July Fourth, and has no real meaning, since she does not recognize the significance of the Declaration of Indendence and the human rights that document recognizes. Note I said "recognizes" and not "creates". For libtards, rights do not really exists. Rights cannot be changed by any man, woman, or government, for they are bestowed by our Creator. When libtards say rights, they mean privileges, priveleges which can be changed or taken away by legislative fiat, executive order, or reinterpretation of the "living" constitution.
Today I am celebrating Independence Day and the men who "with a firm reliance on the protection of divine Providence, we mutually pledge to each other our Lives, our Fortunes, and our sacred Honor".
I am remembering these carefully chosen words, directed by thirteen servient colonies to a militarily superior tyrannical master:
"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."
Does anyone today know what happened to those brave men who signed the Declaration of Independence? Here is some information that was recently emailed to me:
"Have you ever wondered what happened to the 56 men who signed the Declaration of Independence?
Five signers were captured by the British as traitors, and tortured before they died.
Twelve had their homes ransacked and burned.
Two lost their sons serving in the Revolutionary Army; another had two sons captured.
Nine of the 56 fought and died from wounds or the hardships of the Revolutionary War.
They signed and they pledged their lives, their fortunes, and their sacred honor.
What kind of men were they?
Twenty-four were lawyers and jurists.
Eleven were merchants, nine were farmers and large plantation owners; men of means, well educated, but they signed the Declaration of Independence knowing full well that the penalty would be death if they were captured.
Carter Braxton of Virginia, a wealthy planter and trader, saw his ships swept from the seas by the British Navy. He sold his home and properties to pay his debts, and died in rags.
Thomas McKeam was so hounded by the British that he was forced to move his family almost constantly. He served in the Congress without pay, and his family was kept in hiding. His possessions were taken from him, and poverty was his reward.
Vandals or soldiers looted the properties of Dillery, Hall, Clymer, Walton, Gwinnett, Heyward, Ruttledge, and Middleton.
At the battle of Yorktown, Thomas Nelson, Jr., noted that the British General Cornwallis had taken over the Nelson home for his headquarters. He quietly urged General George Washington to open fire. The home was destroyed, and Nelson died bankrupt.
Francis Lewis had his home and properties destroyed. The enemy jailed his wife, and she died within a few months.
John Hart was driven from his wife's bedside as she was dying. Their 13 children fled for their lives. His fields and his gristmill were laid to waste. For more than a year he lived in forests and caves, returning home to find his wife dead and his children vanished."
When I see libtards reduce Independence Day to July 4th, I am dismayed that a date in history on which our freedom as human beings, not just colonists, was declared has been reduced to a numerical recreational holiday.
On this day, celebrate the Declaration of Independence and its declaration to the crown of your God given rights as a human being. Re-think your participation as a citizen and your commitment to preserving liberty. Two hundred and thirty four years later, the forces of tyranny are still around us. What will you do to keep them at bay?
Remember what Dick Cheney said, "It is easy to take liberty for granted, when you have never had it taken from you."