Happy Independence Day! July 4th, is hands down one of my favorite holidays. On July 4th many of us will gather with friends for food, fellowship, and fun. I love watching July 4th baseball, and then listening/watching the fireworks go off as it gets dark.
As you head into your Independence Day fun – take time to enjoy your family, friends and loved ones. The food, music, games and relaxation are all great but what is life without the people you love and who love you in return?
Also, take time to remember what the holiday is really about – a generation of freedom fighters stood up and chose to break the law and secede from their government because of the unrighteous rule with which that government was oppressing them.
In light of that, I’d like to share with you what we’re reading today July 4th, 2013.
The Unanimous Declaration of the
Thirteen United States of America
In Congress, July 4, 1776
When in the Course of human events, it becomes necessary for one people to dissolve the political bands which have connected them with another, and to assume among the powers of the earth, the separate and equal station to which the Laws of Nature and of Nature’s God entitle them, a decent respect to the opinions of mankind requires that they should declare the causes which impel them to the separation.
We hold these truths to be self-evident, that all men are created equal; that they are endowed by their Creator with certain unalienable rights; that among these are Life, Liberty, and the pursuit of Happiness; that, to secure these rights, governments are instituted among Men, deriving their just powers from the consent of the governed; that whenever any form of government becomes destructive of these ends, it is the right of the people to alter or to abolish it, and to institute new government, laying its foundation on such principles, and organizing its powers in such form, as to them shall seem most likely to effect their safety and happiness. Prudence, indeed, will dictate that governments long established should not be changed for light and transient causes; and accordingly all experience hath shown that mankind are more disposed to suffer, while evils are sufferable than to right themselves by abolishing the forms to which they are accustomed. But when a long train of abuses and usurpations, pursuing invariably the same object, evinces a design to reduce them under absolute despotism, it is their right, it is their duty, to throw off such government, and to provide new guards for their future security. Such has been the patient sufferance of these colonies; and such is now the necessity which constrains them to alter their former systems of government.
Find the rest of the document here.
Just In case you’re looking for some of today’s news we’ve got that too.
The leader of the Muslim Brotherhood has been arrested in Egypt.
Once again the President looks lost when trying to figure out how to proceed with the Egyptian crisis.
Our prayers go out to the family of Senator Mark Udall (D-WY) whose brother died on a hiking trip in the Rockies.
Is Rush right? Is the media really agitating for race riots in the Zimmerman case?
Here are some people who hate America but know they should pretend to love it on Independence Day.
Hillary Clinton apparently has a “potty mouth.” Not very Presidential.
Charles Krauthammer says Obamacare is a, “massive transfer of wealth from the young to the old.”
Happy Independence Day!