Today is a national holiday in the U.S. One day I hope we can also celebrate our independence from government sponsored tyranny.
Today is a national holiday in the US- what we call Independence Day. Although it was originally a holiday to celebrate our official breaking away from British rule, we now use it as an opportunity to thank everyone who is & has served in our military, and celebrate some hard won freedoms. Sure we've made mistakes along the way, but for us folks who contemplate the realities of what is left of liberty and personal freedom in the United States, it is a bittersweet day. The men that crafted our founding documents were very intelligent, but they had an additional quality that rarely comes along with intellect these days- humility. For such a proud group of men, they made a stunning, humble admission. Freedoms and rights were not granted by the government, but existed outside the rule of government. In fact, it was the government's job to protect these rights. Not grant them, but protect them. Life, liberty and the pursuit of happiness. It was a profound shift. A statement from a ragamuffin group of colonies that wished to create a country the likes of which the world had never seen.