There are but a few times a year that family and friends get together to both celebrate life and the great founding of our Nation. July 4th, our day of Independence, represents a profound set of actions, planning, and courage.
The founding fathers risked everything by declaring independence from England’s control. One of my favorite quotes from one of Benjamin Franklin’s letters, during the Continental Congress. “We must, indeed, all hang together, or most assuredly we shall all hang separately.”
From the courage the founders derived such an eloquently written and beautiful document that is universal in nature to all that are governed by its organization. In these trying times, political discourse, the inability of our current leaders to lead, plan, organize, and commit to the common good for all americans, we are failing.
Take some time to reflect on where we came from to get to this point. Educate yourself on what the founders originally believed, and how we should treat one another. We are all Americans. We all have dreams to be better and provide for our families.
When in the Course of human events it becomes necessary for one people to dissolve the political bands which have connected them with another and to assume among the powers of the earth, the separate and equal station to which the Laws of Nature and of Nature’s God entitle them, a decent respect to the opinions of mankind requires that they should declare the causes which impel them to the separation.
We hold these truths to be self-evident, that all men are created equal, that they are endowed by their Creator with certain unalienable Rights, that among these are Life, Liberty and the pursuit of Happiness. — That to secure these rights, Governments are instituted among Men, deriving their just powers from the consent of the governed, — That whenever any Form of Government becomes destructive of these ends, it is the Right of the People to alter or to abolish it, and to institute new Government, laying its foundation on such principles and organizing its powers in such form, as to them shall seem most likely to effect their Safety and Happiness.
Have a happy Independence Day.
From the SHTFandGO Team.