Wednesday, July 04, 2007

Independence Day 2007

"It is rather for us to be here dedicated to the great task remaining before us -- that from these honored dead we take increased devotion to that cause for which they gave the last full measure of devotion -- that we here highly resolve that these dead shall not have died in vain -- that this nation, under God, shall have a new birth of freedom -- and that government of the people, by the people, for the people, shall not perish from the earth." ~ Abraham Lincoln

Poison Pero posted the entire Declaration of Independence on his blog today and upon reading it I am struck by the relevance the ancient document has on events today.



The United States of America was founded as a Republic and governed by a Democratic process of government, which as Abraham Lincoln so aptly described, is a "government of the people, by the people, for the people".

Today, it seems many of our duly elected representatives, both Republican and Democrat, have forgotten that the our Government is actually governed by the people, and not by them.

The recent vote on the Presidents immigration bill proposal has proven that once and in a while, our representatives must be reminded who is really in charge. The switchboards on Capitol Hill were literally jammed with calls. Calls that effectively communicated the will of the United States real government, that of the people of this great land.

I was born in freedom and liberty as were most who read this. Too often we forget what true freedom really is, but we need only to ask someone who was not born and raised in freedom to truly understand the gift that our founding fathers have bestowed on us.

As we celebrate our Independence on this Independence day of 2007, try to remember what the founders of this great republic had to endure to bring freedom to you and me, and to our children. And resolve this day to resist the usurping of our God given authority by certain elected so-called representatives of "we the people".

Enjoy your celebration.

16 comments:

Ms.Green said...

God has blessed American. If we would only turn back to Him...

Abouna said...

Yes sir, every once in awhile, our "elected" officials need a good old fashioned kick in the butt to bring them back to reality and remind them who exactly it is that they work for and represent. If they get too far off track, then we will have to resort to torches, pitchforks, tar & feathers.

Happy fourth of July!

DAKOTARANGER said...

I just ordered myself a Gadsen Flag (the yellow Revolutionary flag with a rattler on it with an inscription, 'Don't tread on me.'

I wish I had money for 535 Gadsen Flags as a protest of their contempt of the free exchange of ideas and their attempt to turn law abiding citizens into subjects.

Marshall Art said...

Wonderful post, Mark.

Trader Rick said...

GOD BLESS AMERICA!!

Marie's Two Cents said...

Hope you had a wonderful 4th of July Mark :-)

ELAshley said...

Not to be the voice of pessimism, but does anyone really believe America will be "Free" 20 years from now?

ELAshley said...

30 years from now?

ELAshley said...

Have we not pushed the envelope of "Freedom" too far? That by lying idly by, allowing "Progressive" change to occur, it may be too late to take it all back? A tea party is pretty much out of the question-- the government would only send in troops and shoot us all.

Are we really "Free"? Is this still "America"?

ELAshley said...

Hmmm. I reckon I'll pose these very questions at my place. Can't wait to hear what certain "others" have to say...

Snort!

Francis Lynn said...

It is "we the people" pitted against a Congress who declares in so many words, "we the elite, we the arrogant, we the corrupt, we the un-representative, we the self-serving, we the spendthrifts", ad nauseum.

If ever an asteroid should hit just one place on earth, landing atop a full session of Congress would be no loss to "we the people."

ELAshley said...

"Sorry for star-ting a fight at your black panther par-tee"

--Forust Gump

Timothy said...

What Francis Lynn said!
Blessings

Jason H. Bowden said...

"Not to be the voice of pessimism, but does anyone really believe America will be "Free" 20 years from now?"

I know Hillary has Marxist tendencies, but this is a little ridiculous. We survived Bill, and we'll survive Hillary if it comes to that.

mudkitty said...

In this country you have to be able to afford freedom, nowadays. It aint like the old days of Andy Griffith.

Erudite Redneck said...

Call 'em Marxist tendencies if you want. They're also American liberal-progressive-democratic tendencies, and I and millions others are all the heck for 'em.

http://biz.yahoo.com/ap/
070529/clinton_economy.html?.v=1

AMEN, I say.