Independence Day: Reflections Upon the Past, Present and Future


At the commemoration of the signing of the Declaration of Independence, John Adams wrote in a letter to his wife, Abigail Adams, that the date would:

be the most memorable Epocha, in the History of America. 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 Prosperity will triumph in that Days Transaction, even altho We should rue it, which I trust in God We shall not.

Read Ed Morrissey‘s HotAir article. It clearly demonstrates how wrong it is for government to not only override our freedom of choice, but to punish citizens if they don’t. 

As the latest travesty against the Constitution of the United States was enacted by the Supreme Court decision stating that ObamaCare was constitutional and its mandate is considered a justified tax; as well as the previous Supreme Court decision against the state of Arizona protecting itself against constant illegal aliens crossing its border to Mexico and violence by Mexican cartels crossing the border as well – the Declaration of Independence and its words are important, but rings hollow in an age where democratic-socialism is welcomed as a replacement to the constitutional republic that was formed by a learned and wise group of men at the seat of the new nation’s government in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania.
Chief Justice Roberts
Chief Justice Roberts delivered a compelling opinion within the Supreme Court decision that few realize is actually a masterpiece and he clearly stated that Congress has overstepped its bounds when it comes to limitations demanded by the Constitution of the United States; despite conceding that Congress has the right to provide a penalty for not complying with the ObamaCare program if it is in the context as a tax – which once again has come to be another campaign lie that BH Obama has transgressed against the American citizens. Within that opinion lies the underlying call for and requirement that the federal government needs to halt its progress of enacting above the limits of the Constitution. The penalty for those not choosing the government health care plan, tax or not, just adds to the burden of taxes that have multiplied and because of the income tax system – being taxed more than once against the same money earned by the People. 
But Chief Justice overlooked one major thing about ObamaCare — it is unconstitutional for government to mandate private sector free choice issues and it is not anywhere in the Constitution that provides government with that power. They could have saved time arguing over the penalty clause in the ObamaCare act and just threw it out on the basis that it was above and beyond the scope and limitations of the government according to the Constitution of the United States and its amendments.  You cannot tax something that is illegal to impose in the first place.
If our government begins to tax citizens not complying with their unconstitutional mandates as a hidden penalty, it circumvents what taxes are for – to raise revenue for the cost of government operations and for only that reason. Overtaxing someone for a given product used is also a punishment, such as tobacco and alcohol, so this is nothing new when it comes to federal or state governments and their methods of taxation.
One of the 28 complaints listed in the Declaration of Independence is because of taxation without representation and taxation upon taxation – double taxing. Yet, today, the federal government and some state governments do the same thing that King George did back in the 1700s, which led to a declaration of independence from that government monarchy. Today, monarchy has been replaced by democratic-socialist tyrants, who believe that the government elite is above law, that the federal government can pick and choose what laws are to be enforced, and that state governments cannot protect themselves by enforcing federal laws that the federal government refuses to enforce – for that state’s own protection.
Reflecting upon the assault upon the Constitution of the United States and the Creator-endowed, unalienablerights of freedom of choice, the Internet is a flurry of commentary concerning that decision as well as the decision against the state of Arizona.
As Neal Boortzwrote in his Townhall column:
Do Americans – do you— really understand the gravity of what happened in the Supreme Court yesterday? Do you have any idea at all how the power of the Imperial Federal Government of the United States has been exponentially increased? Answer? No, you probably don’t. You really can’t be faulted for that, I guess. After all, our wonderful government school system was designed to educate you, but only to the point that you don’t become a threat to your political rulers. . . . I think a lot of people are missing something here; missing something very important. The Court’s ruling on ObamaCare grants the Congress of the United States the power to command virtually any action – any action that would not in and of itself constitute a crime – of any individual in this country, and to demand compliance with that command or be penalized. The federal government can now regulate virtually any human activity in which you wish to engage, and to regulate whether or not you will be allowed to refuse to participate in that activity, so long as a penalty is attached to your noncompliance. . . . This is a sad day indeed for our Constitution. The Supreme Court has ruled that Obama’s insurance mandate is unconstitutional under the Commerce Clause and the Necessary and Proper Clause. It’s perfectly fine, though, since there’s a fine for non-compliance. This column is short – because the message is simple. Sit back now and try to imagine anything the federal government cannot require of you – just so long as there is a penalty if you say “no.”
Essentially, We the People have staved off invasions and threats to our homeland and national security for well over 200 years; but now We the Peoplecannot seem to stave off tyrants among us who threaten our liberties and constitutional rights that is being enacted with the majority voters’ blessing.
I agree with John Adams in his letter to his wife that the Fourth of July, Independence Day – be celebrated, by succeeding Generations, as the great anniversary Festival.
But as the armed conflict between Great Britain and the united independent colonies loomed over the heads of the first American citizens, so does the transgressions against our Constitution of the United States does today. To me, while it certainly angers me, it saddens me more extensively. Because of those Americans who are selfish, self-centered, apathetic, and compliant to federal government tyranny – those who are put in charge by popular vote and consensual delegates and the Electoral Vote – our nation is slipping into a crisis that is critical to our survival as a nation, as the founders and framers had set it up to be.
Too many Americans have traded false promises of financial security and the pursuit of happiness in exchange for our rights and liberties that we were supposed to protect for We the People and generations to come, passing the baton to each generation with the task of protecting those rights and being responsible citizens who vote for the right reasons in order to ensure that those operating OUR government are adhering to and respecting the Constitution of the United States; its articles and amendments.
Thomas Jefferson wrote in the Debate on the Declaration:
On the 15th of May, 1776, the convention of Virginia instructed their delegates in Congress to propose to that body to declare the colonies independent of Great Britain, and appointed a commerce to plan a government. In Congress, Friday June 7th, 1776, the delegates from Virginia moved in obedience to instructions from their constituents that the Congress should declare that these united colonies are and of right ought to be free and independent states, that they are absolved from all allegiance to the British crown, and that all political connection between them and the state of Great Britain is and ought to be, totally dissolved; that measures should be immediately taken for procuring the assistance of foreign powers, and a confederation be formed to bind the colonies more closely together. . . .
At that time there were still those who had hoped for reconciliation with the “mother country” and spoke against the Declaration of Independence and its “radical” move against transgressions upon the colonists via King George of England and its Parliament; the words being “too strong” in wording. Those that hoped to resolve differences with England, as was tried by the Patriots previously to no avail were: Robert R. Livingston {, Edward Rutledge{Rhode Island}, and James Wilson{North Carolina}. In the end and at the vote and signing, they conceded that we should never again be united with Great Britain . . .
Another element of concern was that France and Spain – no friend to the British Court– would, in hopes of regaining Canada to France and Florida to Spain, territories lost to Great Britain. At that time the Continental Congress was waiting for a reply from France. { Jefferson Autobiography: Letters and Papers; p. 14 }
Separation of colonial government was not a new circumstance; it had long been independent of Parliament and little or no representation being present in England.
However, the general consensus was to reluctantly disavow allegiance to the King of England, some way amidst the dissatisfaction with events and dealings with the “Mother Country”, a possible reconciliation could be obtained. The constituents were preparing for war among colonial militia, many who were veterans of the French-Indian wars on the side of Britain; as well as defence of the colonies against indigenous hostility in the frontier of colonial America.
Jefferson wrote of regret that an alliance with France had not come six months sooner, for England was disrupting American trade and commerce in Europe. German princes had been obtained by Britain as well as mercenary troops {Hessians} to aid in soldiering the colonies.
With those circumstances in mind, the Continental Congress of 1776, on a hot July day, declared independence . . .
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.
This Independence Day, year of 2012, 236 years later in the 21stcentury, we have, as Americans found our government wanting of principles of liberty, freedom of choice, private property rights; are losing the consent of the governed; the republic, which was formed, dissolving and morphing into something that would be unrecognizable to those who painstakingly and wisely formed a new nation.
No where in the writings of the Declaration or the Constitution of the United States does it claim that our government is a democracy, but instead a republic, where states are sovereign, united together through a central nation capital who represents all the states of the union in matters pertaining to their limited power as a federal, central government.
The limitations imposed upon our government by the Constitution of the United States has been ignored and altered without legal due process through the decisions made within the Supreme Court; and the power of the federal government has been increased due to the apathy or ignorance of its citizens who readily accept in lieu of their freedom and the rights and freedom of others in exchange for false promises of personal security and government mandated social programs that are inefficient and often corrupted with waste and fraudulent actions. The destruction of the republic and replacement of a democratic-socialist form of government has been increased or encouraged through the subjugation of our educational system that has produced generations of students and graduates that no longer understand the principles of the republican government and why it was set in place the way it was in the late 1700s.
The limitations imposed upon the federal government by the Constitution of the United States was clearly defined, yet we have elected officials in Congress who ignore or circumvent it – persons put in that position by popular vote, many who have had no college or university education in political science or civic constitutional studies. While this is not a prerequisite, wouldn’t it be wise to vote for those who have some rudimentary knowledge of the constitutional law?
What has resulted is an obtrusive government who has misguided at least two generations, usurped the rights and liberties of the majority for the benefit of a minority or special interest group; whose purpose is either to obtain financial support or an increased voter base – and shame on those Americans who go along with this.
History shows that socialism bankrupts a nation who adopts it as their form of government; yet despite visible proof which is occurring in Europe, along with the infiltration of a religious entity whose purpose is to globally install a theocracy as a world government, we continue to pander and go along with these organizations and elected officials whose agenda is to replace the republic with a democratic-socialist state. In that aspect, the federal and central government becomes powerful enough to force states to comply with whatever they, those that were elected to serve the People, decide to legislate or mandate – even bypassing the legislature with executive orders that emanate from the executive office of the President of the United States.
Clear and present fraud and misconduct is met with cries of “racism” and other “prejudices” and meanwhile, Congress is allowing judges to be appointed to the Supreme Court who do not honor their oath of allegiance to and protection of the Constitution of the United States over any political entity, individual or foreign influence upon our laws.
The United States still remains a power to be reckoned with when it comes to military defense and offense; but that power is no longer feasible financially because of the waste, fraud, and inefficiency of government officials who put their personal political ideology ahead of the Constitution and We the People.
It has almost come to the point of time when one cannot discern between the two traditional parties and in past and future elections the voters are faced with choosing the lesser evil rather than choosing a qualified and sincere candidate. The media controls who gets publicity, so sincere candidates cannot be heard and when they are heard they are made to look the fool by the pundits and mainstream media entities – only if they are not a part of the Democrat Party whose agenda is democratic-socialism as is quite visible at this point in time.
If We the Peopleexpect things to change or actually see reformation in progress, than we must certainly look for candidates that fit the bill instead of the same liars who make promises they either cannot keep or never intend to when elected.
We are beyond the crossroads, which occurred in the 1980s, but now, like a runaway train moving downhill, are moving closer towards what the democratic-socialists have in mind for their long-term goals. Once that is achieved, the democratic part will dissolve and socialism or communism will prevail. This all seems unbelievable, but that is how it works. Tyranny does not always occur overnight, but instead sneaks up on the people until they realize it is too late to reverse the situation.
As we celebrate the 263rdanniversary of our nation’s independence, let us remember and ensure that our children know why it was declared and why the Constitution is worded the way it is in its articles and amendments.
Let us be proud of that nation that was conceived and created by 56 men who grabbed opportunity when it came and founded a great nation whose constitution is considered the finest achievement of human history – which now is becoming nothing but a piece of paper and empty words on a gradual basis.
We the People can do it, but we must unite together as one people, regardless of skin pigmentation, religion (whose doctrine is not violent and subversive), and not think diversity or multiculturalism; but instead united as We the People – American citizens, both naturalized and native born.
We must stand against those who would demand that we give amnesty to people that wantonly break our laws and fire those elected officials who do not enforce those laws. For in reality we are being invaded by a people who believe that the United States, or a portion of it, is stolen property. Our freedom is at stake to be sure, but so is our sovereignty; and all the while the Mexican government insists that we accept or provide amnesty to their citizens who crossed the border illegally and break other laws like fraudulent identification have more strict immigration laws that we do.
It is time not to pander to other nations and their governments, but to think of America first and reform it back to strength, a land of liberty and freedom, and a nation whose principles of government is a model for others to follow.
This election year will be a marking point in American history, where we either do the right things according to the Constitution or watch as we fail under a government ideology who cares nothing about the Bill of Rights or the limitations of the Constitution or individual liberties and freedom of choice. We must become responsible citizens again and teach our children and they teach their children that character is what counts not ethnic origin or whatever superficial differences we may have as a united people.
We are not “black” Americans nor are we “white” Americans or Hispanic Americans – we are Americans all wanting the same thing: individual freedom, property rights, and the liberty to pursue our dreams and financial and moral future of our children and their children.
We the Peoplehave names. We do not need to call each other by skin pigmentation or any other racial nomenclature.
We the People are citizens of the United States of America and our guideline for those that operate OUR government and limits its powers is the Constitution of the United States under the principles of what the Founders addressed in the Declaration of Independence.
Government did not conceive those freedoms, it is part of natural law – government’s task is to secure and maintain those freedoms and ensure that every piece of legislation that comes to the floor of Congress for a vote meets those limited powers and proclaimed liberties that is in the Bill of Rights.
That is what we should be celebrating on Independence Day, and if we cannot, we must endeavor to do something about it.
Whether I prefer that Ron Paul win the presidency and should have won the primary elections, no longer is paramount to the critical issues at hand. Therefore it is paramount that Mitt Romney win the presidency with hopes that he will not do what he has done in the past and give in to opposition in the name of “compromise” – he must be strong and endeavor with all of his energy and wisdom to turn the downhill movement of the United States around and bring our nation back on the path of a republic and nothing else; armed with the Constitution of the United States and its amendments.
This also means that the Senate must be cleaned out thoroughly of any who are not devout protectors of the Constitution and belief in its wise articles and amendments – serving the People, not the President, not the Special Interest groups that spend millions of dollars lobbying and providing campaign funding – but for We the People.
Members of Congress must not only be conservative in nature, but constitutionalists, making law and the will of the people above all else, especially political entities and organizations.
I hope everyone has a safe and enjoyable Independence Day and we unite ourselves in a grand purpose to return our nation upon the correct path – the path of a republic for which it was created so wisely more than 200 years ago.
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