Yesterday was the day the United States of America celebrates her declaration of independence from the British; the founding of a new nation.
For many it is just a day where the family gets together and watches fireworks and then clap as the veterans pass us by in our parades.
John Adams, delegate in the Second Continal Congress foresaw this when he wrote to his wife, Abigail Adams.
I am apt to believe that it will be celebrated, by succeeding Generations, as the great anniversary Festival. It ought to be commemorated, as the Day of Deliverance by solemn Acts of Devotion to God Almighty. It ought to be solemnized with Pomp and Parade, with Shews, Games, Sports, Guns, Bells, Bonfires and Illuminations from one End of this Continent to the other from this Time forward forever more.
You will think me transported with Enthusiasm but I am not. — I am well aware of the Toil and Blood and Treasure, that it will cost Us to maintain this Declaration, and support and defend these States. — Yet through all the Gloom I can see the Rays of ravishing Light and Glory. I can see that the End is more than worth all the Means. And that Posterity will tryumph in that Days Transaction, even altho We should rue it, which I trust in God We shall not.
(Thank you to Massachusetts Historical Society)
Mr. Adams was right of the celebration, but he also mentions that he knows of the cost of this. I think many of us (Americans) forget that. Not only that we abuse what our Founding Fathers stuck their necks out for the future generations. This is not just a day to see fireworks it is to recognize the sacrifice each American takes when they stick their necks out for the FREEDOM and LIBERTY of our natural rights of those born and unborn.
I ask that many of you please listen to this speech from the HBO Mini-Series John Adams as he speaks on what it means to have Liberty of our natural rights.
Yesterday was the last day for the Fortnight for Freedom campaign. With the decision from the Supreme Courts you would think this campaign was for not. So says you, many said that of the Rebels in Boston and they said that with the Civil Rights Movement and yet those natural rights seem to overcome what elites and those who think they know what is best and feels good.
I ask that those who read this blog and who believe in Religious Freedom to keep praying and believing in peaceful activism as those of us would stand up for not only our faith and teachings of the Church, but of our Liberties as Americans.
God Bless and Happy Birthday America