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Happy declaring our independence from tyranny day!

On July 2, 1776, 12 out of 13 colonial delegations voted in favor of a declaration of independence from England, with the New York delegate abstaining, unsure of how his constituents would wish him to vote.  John Adams wrote that July 2 would be celebrated as the most memorable epoch in the history of America; however the final draft of the Declaration of Independence wasn’t adopted by the Second Continental Congress until two days later July 4, 1776.  This is the date that was chosen to celebrate our declaration to the British Crown. Today as we fire up the grills and shoot off fireworks to celebrate a day off work, perhaps we should also reflect on the meaning behind our celebration.   For me it’s a very personal thing.  I thank God … Read entire article »

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We hold these truths to be self-evident…Do we still?

Today as you get together with family and friends to celebrate the birth of America take a few moments to read the grievances the colonists listed and ask yourself if we still believe these truths, “…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.”  As of late I’m not sure we do anymore.  So many are willing to surrender their God given Rights in order to feel secure and safe.  They can live with and even justify in their minds why these Rights must be surrendered.  Well I can’t.  I know with every fiber of my being that my individual Rights come from God and that no man, woman, or government … Read entire article »

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