I’m pleased to see that the American Flag will fly free this weekend, narrowly escaping Congress’ attempt to cage it and make it subservient to their political agendas.
Take a moment to remember what July 4th is about.
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
Nowhere in the Declaration of Independence did the founders say that they were doing this in order to form a powerful and unaccountable central administration. Nowhere in the Declaration of Independence did the founders say that this was necessary to prevent the cultivation and consumption of a plant. Nowhere in the Declaration of Independence did the founders say that they were doing this in order to lock up millions of nonviolent American citizens, or to give police the power of storming into and ransacking your house in the middle of the night.
Independence Day is not a celebration of military victory. It is about deciding to be free, and declaring to the world the importance of that freedom — freedom from tyranny. But it’s a decision that must be reaffirmed constantly, or tyranny will infiltrate and proliferate.