ApacheAngel

Ramblings from Georgia

Dependence Day

Posted by apacheangel on July 5, 2011

“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.”

 

235 years ago the Founding Fathers signed their names to these words. Today we celebrate these words, their courage, and the idea of freedom; but do we still believe these words? Every day we allow thousands of babies to be deprived of their right to life. We accept and comply with laws that are outside the lawful realm of government; laws which restrict our freedom and bind us in chains of servitude. What about the pursuit of happiness? We are so regulated and taxed that any new idea or innovation is instantly squashed in a mound of red tape and licensing fees.

 

Why have we fallen so far in so short a time? We have forgotten that most important principle, upon which the Founders relied so heavily: our rights come from God. They are gifts granted to us by Him. Benjamin Franklin’s words are still true today: “And have we now forgotten that powerful Friend? Or do we imagine that we no longer need his assistance? I have lived, sir, a long time, and the longer I live the more convincing proofs I see of this truth: that God governs in the affairs of men. And if a sparrow cannot fall to the ground without His notice, is it probable that an empire can rise without His aid?”

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