Monday, July 04, 2011

Independence Day – Why We Celebrate July 4th

Life, liberty and the pursuit of happiness as celebrated with parades, fireworks, feast, family and friends is possible because it was fought for by the 13 original colonies, and claimed on this day in 1776. We are pretty much free to indulge as we like because of the foresight and wisdom of the founding fathers of the United States of America. Those who are serious about keeping this liberty in self-determination might check out the roots of our independence from tyranny by monarchy or majority. 

 Wikipedia is a good source:

The latter includes these words as originally written: 
I pledge allegiance to my Flag and the Republic for which it stand, one nation indivisible, with liberty and justice for all.  

Notice it says republic, not democracy.  Individual rights are of a higher law than that of the will of the majority.  Mob rule is also majority rule.  Revolution is not by out-of-control passion, but rather by advanced creativity and thought toward allowing others what we want for ourselves.  

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