Friday, July 1, 2011

Independence Day

In just a few days we will be celebrating the 4th of July.  I was wondering if our younger generation even know what the fireworks are all about?  It seems to me, at times that the American people have forgotten our heritage.

I am sure if we were to ask, we would get the reply "we celebrate Independence Day".  But the question that arises from this, is independence from what?  A few hundred years ago, our forefathers were under the authority of Great Britain and being taxed without any say.  The cry went out, "Taxation without representation".  Thus the Declaration of Independence.  Hear the the words of John Adams:
         , John Adams had written to his wife Abigail:
The second day of July, 1776, will be the most memorable epoch in the history of America. I am apt to believe that it will be celebrated by succeeding generations as the great anniversary festival. It ought to be commemorated as the day of deliverance, by solemn acts of devotion to God Almighty. It ought to be solemnized with pomp and parade, with shows, games, sports, guns, bells, bonfires, and illuminations, from one end of this continent to the other, from this time forward forever more
He missed the date by two days, but nevertheless we still celebrate this occasion.  We do all the things listed by this man, except for one important statement.  John Adams said, "by solem acts of devotion to God Almighty"!  Especially when our President and officials declare that we are not a Christian nation.

Even though not all American (maybe a majority) are not Christian, we are or ought to be working under Christian principals!  It is these principals that make us independent and free.  These principals are what has Made America the Great Nation that we are.

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