Happy Independence Day!
I spent an hour or so reading, and re-reading the Declaration of Independence, pondering how our society has transformed from a fiercely independent & God-fearing populace, to overweight submissive sheep who ban God from all aspects of public display, & cry to their government to serve as their crutch in every aspect of life. That's quite a transformation in 236 years!
I was imagining what they all went through -- being jailed without due process by a tyrannical king, having officers bully them around at every turn .. and then being FORCED to house & feed them, and being taxed to death without representation, being cut off from trading with the rest of the world - their lives, liberty, and pursuit of happiness stifled ... and then being forced to fight to the death with their brothers for their independence.
Not one of us will ever truly understand what was sacrificed to give us this BEAUTIFUL and AMAZING country, but I have faith that we as a society are slowly
waking up, and realizing what has been given to us, and that we must do all we can to preserve this wonderful, AMAZING gift.
I encourage you all to take a moment on this day, to transport yourself back 236 years, and imagine the sacrifice, the toil, & the suffering that was required to create this awesome land - The United States of America.
God Bless you all, and God Bless America!
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