By all means, have a safe and happy 4th of July. Celebrate this day knowing that it was set aside for you to remember what this nation’s original intent was for liberty, equality and justice for all. Further, that we recognized from our inception that we have God given rights – therefore they are inalienable.
When we started this country we put our trust in the people, not the government and we demanded that government serve us, not the other way around. That’s a pretty fragile concept and it works only as long as “we the people” exercise our authority wisely in order to preserve the idealism that is heritage. That’s what I want to remember this 4th.
Today is July 3rd. Let us not forget what happened on this day, and why.
“There is much Longstreet does not know and will never know. He does not know that after this moment there will be no more miracles to conjure up, the war in the west would become a futile exercise, or just how successful Grant would be after the Siege of Vicksburg. After this moment, he cannot know The Cause would be broken after the freedom both Union and Confederates shared was redefined by President Lincoln over the bones of those who died here. Longstreet does not know that, even as the battlefield comes back into view, the jackals who will one day hang responsibility for The Cause’s demise around his neck for accepting the South’s defeat and honoring his old oath prowled his own lines.”
Happy 4th, everybody.
“Celebrate this day knowing that it was set aside for you to remember what this nation’s original intent was for liberty, equality and justice for all. Further, that we recognized from our inception that we have God given rights – therefore they are inalienable.”
A perfect moment to recall the words of President John Adams, 1789 “OUR CONSTITUTION WAS MADE ONLY FOR A MORAL AND RELIGIOUS PEOPLE,” and the historical context that make his words relevant today.