Today is one of celebration for our country, as we honor our independence from tyrannical rule on July 4, 1776.  Flags will be raised, parades held, firework displays will explode to re-announce our freedom.  Do we know what it’s all about?

I decided to read through the actual Declaration of Independence in its entirety.  Most of us are familiar with the preamble – “When in the course of human events …” But the rest of the words aren’t usually read, but they ring true in many ways today.  Our founding fathers were brilliant in their construction of this document.  They presented their case for independence from King George and the British Empire in a very clear way.

The first pieces of evidence against the king:

  • He has refused his Assent to Laws, the most wholesome and necessary for the public good.
  • He has forbidden his Governors to pass Laws of immediate and pressing importance, unless suspended in their operation till his Assent should be obtained; and when so suspended, he has utterly neglected to attend to them.
  • He has refused to pass other Laws for the accommodation of large districts of people, unless those people would relinquish the right of Representation in the Legislature, a right inestimable to them and formidable to tyrants only.”

Those are only a few of their complaints.  I would advise all Americans to read the rest of this endictment.  Many things those early colonists faced are once again happening in our country.  I’m not suggesting another revolution, but I think it’s important for us to go back and look at our beginnings in order to heal our land.

The final statement of this important document says it all.  

“And for the support of this Declaration, with a firm reliance on the protection of divine Providence, we mutually pledge to each other our Lives, our Fortunes and our sacred Honor.”



About atimetoshare.me

As I reach the end of my years, I find I have a lot of good information stored up in this old decrepit mind of mine. If I don't write it all down, it may vanish and no one will have the advantage of my thoughts. This is why this blog exists. I love the Lord, Jesus with all my heart and soul. I know I'm undeserving of all He's done for me, but I also know that His love is beyond my comprehension. I've always wanted to write. I never kept diaries, but tucked my thoughts in my head for future reference. I use them now in creating stories, plays, poetry and my blog. I continue to learn every day. I believe the compilation of our time spent with God will have huge affect on the way we live. I know I'm a sinner and I need a Savior. I have One through Jesus, Christ. My book, "Stages - a memoir," is about the seven stages of life from the perspective of a woman. It addresses all the things girls and women go through in life as they travel it with Jesus, and it is available on Amazon.com.
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  1. Salvageable says:

    Happy and blessed Independence Day. J.

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  2. Lifetime Chicago says:

    Love that….God Bless America

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  3. K.L. Hale says:

    Kathy, I love this. I’ve missed you! I was in the research mode a few days ago, too (our anthem and Francis Scott Key~I made notes, but couldn’t formulate my thoughts, but shared with my Dad). I will be reading our Declaration of Independence again. I think and pray for you daily! I’m headed to a new Dr today, endocrinologist, to help me with glucose issues. Sorry to share here, but won’t be on email today! I’m sending you love daily. I always appreciate your wisdom and walk with Christ. It inspires me daily. ❤️💛🇺🇸💙💙💙

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    • atimetoshare.me says:

      You are a beacon in my life.
      There is so much bad news in this world that it blesses me to hear your voice through written words. I pray for you every day too. God certainly has a unique way of bringing us together, but I’m so glad He has. My oldest daughter lives in S. Carolina so our face to face time is limited too, but I know we’ll all be united some day. I can’t wait for that day. Love you, Karla ❤️❤️❤️❤️❤️

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  4. GWTU says:

    This resurgence of interest in the foundations of this nation is growing! For reliable and well-respected resources, replete with the original documents and records, see “Wallbuilders” and “Constitution Coach” for additional history and encouragement. Many blessings!

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