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2 August 1776: The Declaration of Independence is signed

Each year since the birth of our great nation, we celebrate Independence Day on the 4th of July.  It was on this day in 1776 that delegates representing the colonies met in Philadelphia and adopted the Declaration of Independence declaring their independence from England.  It was an action that was not taken lightly for these men were committing an act of treason against the Crown of England punishable by death.  It took courage, it took an inner strength, it took an unshakable belief that we all were born with certain inalienable rights that are granted by our creator and not by a system of government.

These men knew that by signing this Declaration they were placing their lives and the lives of their families in grave danger.  It was 234 years ago on this day that the majority of these delegates penned their names to a Declaration that would change the world.  They proclaimed in one voice to King George no more!  I sometimes wonder if I would have had the same strength and courage.  I would hope I would have acted in a similar manner.  However for many the status quo is the easier road because it demands less from each of us.  It’s easier to hope things will get better than to actually stand up against an injustice or wrongdoings.

How many in our congress today have that same inner strength, that same courage, and the same resolve to be willing to place everything on the line for the sake of liberty and freedom?  How many are willing to stand up and say no more to an out of control body of government that encroaches on the very rights that these men pledged their lives, their fortunes and their sacred honor to support and defend?  How many today would pen their names to a document that proclaims no more?  As I look at the men and women that currently sit in these positions of service I see only a handful that I believe would even consider such an act.  And unfortunately this is why no matter which party is in power we will continue down this ruinous path if we leave it to our politicians to police their own actions.  It’s equivalent to making an arsonist the fire chief.

I played this clip on my July 4th post a month ago. This is a reenactment of the events that unfolded during the summer of 1776.  It’s simply outstanding!

Can you find this same character, courage, and commitment for the cause of liberty and freedom in congress today?  Take a look at the below video clip.  This is what we have settled for today.

Which side do you stand with; our Founders or what we have today?  If you choose our Founders do you have the courage, the strength, and commitment to see this through?  Choose wisely because if you do choose the Founders it will take all three.

Liberty forever, freedom for all!


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  • Gorges Smythe August 2, 2010 at 2:32 AM

    I suspect that we have a few such people in Congress, but very few. The best, make that "only", man that my little home state has is actually a woman, Shelly Moore Capito. The rest are even less useful than certain female appendages on a boar hog.

  • The Born Again American August 2, 2010 at 3:31 AM

    These weasles wouldn't know honor and courage if it hit them in the face… Right about now I'd settle for term limits…

  • Trestin August 2, 2010 at 6:42 AM

    A great day for America. But, Unfortunately we lack the political leaders with true courage. They have become less servants, and more of an aristocracy.

  • John Carey August 2, 2010 at 6:55 PM

    I would agree GS that we do have a few, but they are a rare creature in Washington these days.

  • John Carey August 2, 2010 at 7:07 PM

    I'm not even sure terms limits would fix our problem right now BO. We need men and women of good character and are willing to reduce the size and scope of the federal government back to its Constitutional constraints.

  • John Carey August 2, 2010 at 7:09 PM

    I agree Trestin on both counts. However I am very encouraged by what I am seeing. People are really starting to wake up Trestin, I see it every day.