03 July 2009

Celebrate Independence Day

"Proclaim liberty throughout the land unto all the inhabitants thereof."
--Leviticus 25:10 Inscription on the Liberty Bell

There are 56 signatures on the Declaration of Independence. They came from all walks of life. They were brilliant men. The were enlightened men. But they were still just human. If you think your voice doesn't matter, think again. These 56 brave souls took something divinely inspired and not only challenged an empire, they also changed the world. Of the 56 that signed 5 were captured, tortured, and executed by the British as traitors. There were 12 signers who had their homes burned to the ground. Many of them fought in the War for Independence and 9 died. They all knew that by signing that declaration they would become targets. They risked their lives, their fortunes, and their sacred honor. What are you willing to risk? We are at a similar crossroads in history. Our fate may be decided by only a handful of people. Let's make sure we are those people. The government we have now is a shadow of its former self. It is no longer based on the concepts our Founders intended. It is a corrupt and decadent cesspool of favor, greed, and tyranny. Our security and freedom is a facade. If only more people realized how fragile we really are. America is so close to its demise, yet most don't care or even notice. We have before fought against terrible odds. But never before has our government been so completely at odds with its people and so thoroughly propagating the antithesis of liberty. This July 4th we must remember our Founders. We must read the Declaration and Constitution. Honor their words and the memory of those who sacrificed all to uphold those principles. Pray for our troops. Celebrate freedom and celebrate our independence. Just remember that you never really know if this will be the last Independence Day. On July 5th let's band together and renew our oaths. Reaffirm our Constitution. Reassert individual liberty. Tell the federal government to back off and put an end to the reckless power grab and spending spree. The Second American Revolution is coming and I pray that it is a peaceful one. We need to wake up the lumbering public and then awaken the arrogant and ignorant politicians that insist on driving us off a cliff. Let's remind them that they work for 'We the People' and their time is up. The 56 signatures on the Declaration of Independence were a call for liberty and the end of tyranny. Our government has become the tyranny our Founders had feared. Time to send them a declaration.