On this date we celebrate the freedom that our forefathers secured for us. They faced the greatest army and navy in the world, sacrificing their lives, families and fortunes.
Starting in the 30's we have seen these freedom attacked from within. Our freedoms and liberties have been whittled away until this nation is a faded image of what it once was. We still claim to be the greatest nation in the world and I suppose we are, in a global sense. In reality though, we as a nation have surrendered our hard won freedoms. We have stood by while God given rights are shaved a way little by little, we accept incursions against our rights on a daily basis. We accept paying to exercise a right, we accept an illegal tax system, we accept a limit our speech by way of official protest zones and a liberal information system that ignores and ridicules the voice of the right.
We accept schools that forbid any discussion of religion except that of our enemies, and promote immoral life styles, we tolerate courts that establish law instead of ruling on the legality of the cases. And the most egregious of all, we accept a over powerful government that touches every aspect of our lives, something the founders of this nation fought to escape. I urge everyone to pick up a copy of the Bill of Rights and the Constitution and read it. Try it today at your family gathering, try it tomorrow after dinner. See how many people know what we have lost in the last hundred years. Compare what the Constitution says to what we are ruled by today. The two are in no way connected except by a few phrases cherry picked to strengthen the governments position.
On this day watch the fireworks displays and think about what they represent and then ask God to bless this nation in these troubling times.