Sunday, July 3, 2011

Independance Day 2011-Let Us Remember

Tomorrow is Independance day, so have a happy one.  No, i did not say "happy fourth" as so many do.  It is Independance Day, a day to recall what those brave, noble, christian men did 235 years ago.  They, quite literally, signed their own death warrants when putting pen to the Decalration of Independance from Great Britain.  They were not scared, nor did they falter, but laid it all on the line for their posterity.  This is what I and my family choose to remember on this serious day.  Of all the wars fought by the USA, none really compare in importance to the one of the Revolution.  The original one that gained the liberty that has made the USA the envy of the world.  What a shame that this is slipping from our fingers as we speak.  What a shame that there are enemies in government that do not think the priciples of the founding of this country are wprth holding to.  Let us remember that there are enemies to your liberty, both foreign and domestic.  Don't leave out the "domestic" part, there are those that would destroy from within.  So, with that, I share a quote from Mr. Thomas Jefferson:
"The way to have safe government is not to trust it all to the one, but to divide it among the many, distributing to everyone exactly the functions in which he is competent....To let the National Government be entrusted with the defense of the nation, and its foreign and federal relations..... The State Governments with the Civil Rights, Laws, Police and administration of what concerns the State generally. The Counties with the local concerns, and each ward direct the interests within itself. It is by dividing and subdividing these Republics from the great national one down through all its subordinations until it ends in the administration of everyman's farm by himself, by placing under everyone what his own eye may superintend, that all will be done for the best." Thomas Jefferson

The founders were not stupid, they understood history very well and that democracies, historically, have failed.  We are a Republic, let us remember.

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