The Tree of Liberty
This Independence Day, all Americans should reflect on their vision for the United States of America. They should consider whether or not they love this nation enough to ensure its continued growth, success, and survival throughout the 21st Century as the greatest nation on Earth.
When my two daughters were born, I wanted only the best for them, and like most parents, I wanted them to have a better life than mine. I looked at their shining little eyes, their beautiful angelic faces, and their perfect little hands and feet, and I thanked God for them. I knew with the birth of each child that I wanted to leave this world a much better place than I found it, and I worked toward this goal. I imagine that our Founding Fathers, too, were motivated by their love of God, family, friends, and country.
In the past, America has witnessed those countless men and women, who suffered the slings and arrows of their fellow countrymen, as they fought over numerous historic political issues facing the nation. These issues ranged from debating the need for a Bill of Rights between 1787 and 1789 to the anti-trust and the Food and Drug Act advocated by President Theodore Roosevelt in 1901. Of course, slavery was hotly contested from our nation's very beginnings. More than this, countless other Americans have made the ultimate sacrifice as they gave their lives in the defense of America and freedom everywhere.
Historically, the ideas of liberty, freedom, equality, and democracy are the exception rather than the rule around the globe. Very few examples are found prior to America's great experiment, which was based on ideas from Greek and Roman democracies and Christianity. The idea of liberty was joined to the idea of equality in America when only certain philosophers called Illuminists or Enlighteners spoke of such things. This alone makes America a very exceptional nation indeed.
"We hold these truths to be self-evident, that all men are created equal, that they are endowed by their Creator with certain inalienable Rights[.]" The word "self-evident" means that these rights are recognizable and easily understood by even the most uneducated, because these rights are evident without proof. These rights are given by God, and therefore, we cannot be made to surrender them.
With Obama's election, America slipped light-years away from the ideas expressed in the Declaration of Independence and the U.S. Constitution. Obama's penchant for the worse aspects of Marxism and authoritarian rule and his lack of intellect have become apparent over the past two years, as he disregards our Founding Fathers, who read Archimedes, Aristotle, and Plato. Obama advocates an immense statist government in which the individual serves the needs of the state, rather than a government that recognizes individuals' rights as they exist in nature and under God. Socialism denies individualism, and anyone who denies individualism denies Western civilization. This alone places America 's freedom in the most extreme peril of its entire history.
As one reads the Declaration of Independence, parallels can be easily drawn to very nearly every grievance the Founding Fathers made against King George III and grievances that many of us have against the Obama administration. Obama is crippling the nation through deficit spending, the EPA and a destructive energy policy, and in both the military and foreign policy arenas. He has aligned himself with our enemies, and he has abandoned our allies, and this has all been by design!
This president does not love America, or he would not be attempting to "fundamentally change" her into something completely antithetical to every idea and principle she is founded upon. If he loved and understood America, he could not have stood in Cairo and declared America a Muslim nation, since 85% of all Americans call themselves Christian and the Founding Fathers favored and gave great weight and credence to Christianity.
In a letter to Thomas Jefferson, John Adams wrote: "Who composed that army of fine young fellows that was then before my eyes? ... The general principles on which the fathers achieved independence were ... the general principles of Christianity[.] ... Now I will avow that I then believed, and now believe, that those general principles of Christianity are as eternal and immutable as the existence and attributes of God[.] ... I could therefore safely say, consistently with all my then and present information, that I believe they would never make discoveries in contradiction to these general principles."
I believe in the rule of law, the U.S. Constitution, my beloved America, and the Judeo-Christian principles she was built upon. Since the U.S. Congress and the Supreme Court utterly fail to represent me any longer, I will no longer listen to Obama and his evil fools and knaves twist and manipulate the truth. I will no longer watch the things to which I have devoted my life, as they are broken by his policies, and then have to kneel and begin building them again. I will force my heart and nerve and sinew to serve long after they are worn out, and so, I will hold on and continue when there is nothing in me except the will to enable and ensure that a true, patriotic, and conservative American statesman replaces Obama in 2016. Afterward, if we are not compelled toward armed rebellion beforehand, we will unravel Obama's Marxist mess and return America, with its worldwide contributions and courage, to its resplendent magnificence and place of honor, in order that successive generations will still be able to celebrate Independence Day 238 years from now.
When I think of Independence Day and our great American soldiers and statesmen, I see Washington and his troops nearly freezing to death as they crossed the Potomac. I also think of the rousing speech Patrick Henry delivered to the Continental Congress in the spring of 1775. Henry concluded: "Gentlemen may cry peace, peace! But there is no peace. The war is actually begun[.] ... Our brethren are already in the fields. Why stay we here idle? ... Is life so dear, or peace so sweet, as to be purchased at the price of chains and slavery? Forbid it, Almighty God. I know not what course others may take, but as for me: 'Give me Liberty or give me Death!'" Even more heart-wrenching are the final words of the Declaration of Independence, since every signer of this sacred document believed that he was signing his own death warrant: "And for the support of this Declaration, with Divine Providence, we mutually pledge to each other our Lives, our Fortunes and our sacred Honor." For anyone who desires, as do I, to rebuild America anew, I too pledge my life, my fortune, and my sacred honor!
God Bless the United States of America now and for all eternity, and may He condemn her enemies from within and abroad!