Angry White Dude wishes everyone a very happy Independence Day! Today, we celebrate the anniversary of the declaration of our independence from King George and his country of fuzzy little tax-imposing Englishters!
This Independence Day is a bit melancholy for me as I feel as if our greatness is slipping away at a rapid rate. Decades of stupidity, political correctness, and corruption from government has taken its toll. Job losses, national debt, out of control illegal immigration, unwinnable wars, welfare, and the shredding of our Constitution all weaken our liberties more each day. As the wise men who signed the Constitution warned us, government is a beast that must be harnessed closely else it breaks its chains and destroys everything in its sight.
I always love the hearing the first few paragraphs of the Declaration of Independence! These brave men were signing their death warrants but they loved liberty more than being subservient to a foreign power. Are there enough today who would sign their death warrants to stand up to a domestic power?
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 shewn, 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.
How many more Independence Days will we have where we still enjoy one ounce of liberty? Not many at our present rate.
All that being said, AWD expresses his eternal gratitude for the brave men and women who have and continue to fight our nation’s wars. You are my heroes.
I believe in America and the American dream. I believe America can once again be great. But we will never attain that level with socialist corruptocrats drunk on power and money who control us. That includes corruptocrats of both parties.
It will be the hard-working men and women who live peaceful, responsible lives who will rebuild from the coming ashes of tyranny. It is we who create the vast wealth taken from us from scheming bureaucrats. And we will once again be free to create wealth unimpeded by corruption and tyranny.
America cannot continue in its present course. The American patriot will only be pushed so far. While many of our freedoms have been taken by dishonest men, the American spirit still burns bright in the hearts of those who have sacrificed and labored to build this country.
AWD dreams of the day when we can once again declare our independence from tyranny! Molon Labe!
Enjoy your freedom this Independence Day!