It’s the time of year when we celebrate our nation’s birthday. How does this date come to be considered a birthday? Why did we fight? Who were the opponents? I would like to share some thoughts with you.
Why Is This Independence Day?
The United States celebrates its birthday on July 4, 1776. Our forefathers signed the Declaration of Independence from England on this date. There were 56 signers of this important document.
Who Did We Fight?
The Newly named United States of America declared its separation from England and King George. Unlike King George, who was a tyrant, they were a sovereign nation under God. In current times, the enemy is not so blatant as wearing a red coat. But actions speak louder than words.
Why Did We Fight?
King George from England became a tyrant. In other words, he made laws for the people that he did not keep himself. One can easily read the Declaration of Independence in a few minutes here. But listed are a few similarities of the 1776 people and today’s citizens.
- We are all created equal and are endowed by our Creator with certain unalienable rights, among them are life, liberty and the pursuit of happiness. Government is supposed to secure these rights, not take them away.
- He has called together legislative bodies together at unusual places. This is like gun laws being passed at night after session closed, agreeing the electoral college votes when an alleged bomb threat was recently issued.
- He dissolved Representative Houses repeatedly for opposing with manly firmness his invasions. This is similar to the conservatives who are running for office, yet accused of fake crimes against the state, to the point of being unable to defend themselves, or even put in jail until after the primaries.
- He has endeavored to prevent the population of these states. What has been happening at our Southern border? Where are these illegal persons going?
- He has made judges dependent on his Will alone. Hmm, sounds like the new supreme court appointment. Does she know the law at all?
- For protecting them, by a mock trial, from punishment for any Murders which they should commit. BLM rioters. George Floyd, Roe v Wade rioters., those protesting on the judges front yards trying to change their votes.
- For depriving us in many cases of the benefits of trial by jury. Hmm. How about those still in jail for going to Washington D.C on January 6. No trial, just held there.
There are more. One can read the grievances and compare to nowadays. The question is: will we as free men allow this tyranny to continue?