The sad truth is we are living in a post liberty America. People in the Tea Party movement will remember the words of the Declaration of Independence. But few of the millennial generation have even read that document; much less remember its words, as for two generations now, we have taught our children revisionist or politically correct history--like the strange idea that our Founding Fathers risked their lives out of greed or self-interest, or that they intended our interpretation of the Constitution to “evolve” over time. As a result of this failure to teach the truth about our history, we are beginning to see our nation’s memory of the past slip away--especially the values and principles for which our founders actually fought.
Ask yourself: Do we really honor today the courageous patriots who cast off the chains of despotism, abolishing our bond to an unjust government??? And do we truly remember our forefathers who fought and died for the principles of self-governance and self-determination??? Are we continuing their legacy, did we forget what pushed our Founders to take a stand for liberty???
On July 2, 1776, the Continental Congress began drafting the document we know today as the Declaration of Independence.With unanimous consent, the Declaration of Independence was approved on July 4, 1776. It boldly declared:“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 affect their Safety and Happiness.
The Founders later enshrined the framework necessary to defend these God-given rights from any who dared threaten them, when they drafted the Bill of Rights.Always remember – to whom much is given much is required – we in America have been provided so much since our founding but have we been good stewards of what we’ve been provided? Are we making sure our children and grand children have the same freedoms, liberty and opportunity? Or have we taken them for granted and become a Nation of expecting more just for our own selves?
Today we have an American government that is at war with the safety and happiness of Americans. We are assaulted every day by a government that has a byzantine morass of laws, regulations and rules that no man can comply with. Rights that were guaranteed to us in the Constitution are being overridden by those who believe their political beliefs or their sexual orientation makes their rights superior to all others.
Today we have an oppressive government in Washington D.C. which exceeds all bounds established by the Constitution. We have a government and a political class that is more concerned with illegal aliens, who violate this nation’s laws and commit crimes against its citizens than we are with the American citizens.
Perhaps the most alarming part of this is that a sizable portion of the American population is willing to surrender liberty and freedom for the tyranny of statism.
Today the nation celebrates its Independence but there is no celebration of liberty. Liberty is fading completely away in America.
A band of brave patriots, 239 years ago, declared the independence of the American nation from a tyrannical British monarchy. Today we have a tyrannical government in Washington D.C. and a compliant Supreme Court and Mainstream Media. We have a government that no longer acknowledges our unalienable rights and instead believes the only rights we have are those the government decides to grace us with.
The situation is becoming intolerable!!! –wouldn’t you agree?
The only question now is, will Americans stand up or will we quietly allow liberty to die in what was once the greatest nation on earth.
I hope you will take a moment today to reflect on the sacrifices made by our founders, and celebrate the liberties that are unique to our great nation, our Bill of Rights and among them the right to keep and bear arms. Our Founders knew firsthand that without arms, individuals are helpless against oppression. So as you reflect on our freedoms this weekend, I hope you will also take a moment to say a quiet prayer for the unborn. As Jefferson said: “The first duty of government is the protection of life, not its destruction.”
Let us truly remind ourselves what a privilege it is to be Americans and what great responsibilities it places on each of us. As new and emerging threats from within our own boarders, i.e., from our so called “leaders” or better yet government administrators, judges, Hollywood, TV, main stream news media, common core schools, liberal Marxist universities, activist judges and elected officials, to our God-given rights of freedom of speech, religion, to keep and bear arms demand our vigilant activism, TPoL relies upon modern patriots like you to defend our freedom – TO MAKE A STAND!!!
We pray for our Nation and its future, and dedicate ourselves to working within the processes contained in our country’s founding documents to bring needed change back to our founding principles and precepts.
This Independence Day, let us honor the bravery of patriots, past and present, who dared to stand up for the cause of liberty.
Happy Independence Day from all of us at the Tea Party of Louisiana (TPoL). 2 Chronicles 7:14
In Liberty and For Freedom,