When the United States declared its independence over 200 years ago, the words were carefully thought out and determined by men of character, high moral conduct and intelligence. The words which have stood the test of time, begin with the title, “We the people.” not “We, the smartest, richest, the most popular, or those who have power.”
We the people, means you and me – the ones who live and work in this country – the ones who cherish the Constitution – those who would die to keep its precepts.
Unfortunately our country has had to fight a tyrant more ferocious than King George III. His name is Satan and he has made a mockery of our founding fathers in the last few generations. He has twisted the right to pursue life, liberty and happiness to mean whatever makes you feel good. He has altered the very core of those ideas to fit what is politically acceptable to everyone. Thus we are plagued with greed, malice, lack of trust, neighbor fighting against neighbor, turf wars, and scandals in the very government that our founders fought for – and that’s just the beginning.
I love America, even though I don’t like what’s happening to her, I will always take pride in the words of that old document and for the lives that were lost defending its values. Read it to your children on July 4th and explain what our and their freedom really means. They need to know what was so proudly fought for.