From Sea To Shining Sea
Some 240 years ago our forefathers declared the sovereignty of the original 13 colonies of the United States of America and finalized our independence from a corrupt British rule. They wrought the foundational documentation in the face of the revolutionary war, strict British opposition, as well as initial hesitation from the citizens of the colonies at the start of the war.
Since her humble beginnings, America has put a man on the moon, pioneered countless innovations, and won a war or two. Despite those who would wish to tear down the pillars of American freedoms and success, this strong country has persevered and overcome it all.
Let’s Forget Politics For A Moment
I don’t care what your political affiliation is, what the color of your skin is, the content of your past, or your prospects for the future, but if you live in this country you had better act like it. If you want to burn the red-white-and-blue, be prepared for the consequences; if you want to spit on the graves of the fallen, you better have the courage to look the widows of those fallen in the eyes and tell them how much you hate the war.
This country was built on the blood and tears of our military. If it weren’t for their sacrifice you would not have the freedom to complain about how unjust our society is. However, the most beautiful thing about this country is the fact that the individual is free to hold whatever beliefs and opinions they choose.
Being an election year, Americans are being bombarded by campaign slogans, political agendas and empty promises. In the midst of this, let’s take a moment to lay down our picket signs and bite our politically-opinionated tongues, and realize what this day actually means to us in this rapidly evolving country of ours.
Let Old Glory Fly
Independence Day is a day of celebration. John Adams said Independence Day would be a time for celebration with “pomp and parade…games, sports, guns, bells, bonfires, and illuminations from one end of this continent to the other.” It has been an American tradition since the founding of this great nation to celebrate with a bang. So, I encourage you to spend this day in celebration of our great nation. The freedoms we enjoy are unparalleled and precious, so let’s celebrate in ways worthy of a sovereign nation.
This Independence Day fire up the grill, light some sparklers and be thankful for the freedoms we all take for granted. Let’s set aside petty political arguments and let freedom ring across this great nation, while we still can.