Wednesday, July 4, 2012
Independence Day - 2012
A short installation of The Right Commentary today. I am still suffering with a health issue. So, that is my reason for not posting my normal Wednesday and Saturday schedule.
Many people, far too many people, just refer to this day as the 4th of July or July 4th. They do so not really understanding the meaning behind it. Most people think of this day as one that they have the day off. Some think of it as just a day at the beach or grilling out in the backyard. But, the people who wrote the U.S. Declaration of Independence (the same people Bob Beckel referred to as "just dust now."), thought of it as freeing themselves from the shackles of tyranny from a King who considered them as nothing more than indentured servants. These men wanted freedom, they resented taxation without representation. So, they pledged their lives, their wealth and the welfare of their families in order to gain freedom. Today, we are witnessing those freedoms in danger of being trampled upon by a President who thinks he is a King. This President rules by decree just as the King of England did so many years ago. With the advent of Obamacare, Americans are now forced to pay the largest tax increase in history of this nation. Sadly, the majority of liberals do not care. They are too dimwitted to see the larger picture here. Once government starts taking freedom away, they do not stop. President Obama and the liberals in Congress will not stop either.
I'm curious what our forefathers would think of this country today. Would they be shocked that we stand idly by as a man who would be King actively tries to destroy the very fabric of this country? A man who gives only lip service to the U.S.Constitution whenever it fits his agenda? Enjoy this Independence Day. Pretty soon, it will be Independence Day in name only.
Government is not reason; it is not eloquent; it is force. Like fire, it is a dangerous servant and a fearful master. - George Washington