Happy 4th of July!
Honestly the title of this article bothers me. It is like saying, “Merry Xmas” or “Happy turkey day.” It takes away the true meaning of the day and what it is all about. I believe it is either
a concerted effort by the left or a subconscious effort to undermine its importance.
Truly it is Independence Day that we celebrate. 4th of July is just a day. But Independence Day is a thing…something we celebrate that actually means something! What is it and what does it mean? Should I even have to explain it? Unfortunately yes, in this day and age where most people attribute fireworks, BBQs, and swimming in the pool to July 4, I do.
On July 4, 1776 our founder’s officially adopted the Declaration of Independence which essentially told Great Britain to “bite off” stating that Great Britain had violated the Laws of Nature and Nature’s God (yes we are a country founded on the God of the Bible). It went on to say, “We hold these truths to be self-evident, that all men are created equal, that they are endowed by their Creator (there is that whole unavoidable religious thing again…sorry revisionists/libs) with certain unalienable Rights, that among these are Life, Liberty and the pursuit of Happiness.”
Two days prior to the signing, the Second Continental Congress voted that the thirteen colonies be legally separated from Great Britain and it took a lot of negotiating but finally was signed on the 4th. From that moment on, American’s have celebrated our independence on the 4th of July.
One of our founders, John Adams, made the false assumption that July 2 would be celebrated for all time rather than July 4. He did this in a letter 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 had the celebration correct! Just not the exact day! He also had it correct that it should be “commemorated as the day of deliverance, by solemn acts of devotion to God Almighty.”
As we dive deeper and deeper into tyranny, it is easier to appreciate what our founders did and sacrificed for us. It is also easier to understand why they did what they did.
Have a fun and safe Independence Day on Monday! And don’t forget what we are truly celebrating.