It's INDEPENDENCE Day
By Linda G. Clements
July 4, 2000
If I hear "4th of July" one more time I'm going to scream !!!!
C'mon people. Everyone has a 4th of July.
But we, Inhabitants of the United States of America, celebrate the
birth of our nation on that day.
We no longer have a 4th of July. We should proudly proclaim the day
between the 3rd and the 5th as:
That precious document, The Declaration of Independence, was signed by
56 courageous men who gave their blood, sweat and tears to secure our
freedom. They did this despite the fact that they knew they would be
considered traitors by the British Government that they sought freedom
from. And they paid dearly for it. Some were captured and tortured
to death by the
British. Some lost their homes as they were ransacked and burned.
Many lost family members and ultimately their very lives.
And for what? Take a look at what we've allowed our nation to
become. What was once evil, is now good and what was once good, is
now castigated and ridiculed. How far have we come from the
foundation laid by the men who "pledged their lives, their fortunes
and their sacred honor"?
Just look at the current inhabitants of our White House. We allowed
them residence of that famed address not once, but TWICE. Even after
it was determined that the head of that household was a law breaker,
liar, fornicator and predator, we elected him again. How pathetic we
are that we could sell our Patriotism for a few pieces of silver ("but
the economy's good"). Pathetic indeed.
I just thank God that those courageous men are not around to see what
we've done to the nation they died for.
And year after year, via television, print, radio, advertising, and
the banners over the very picnics we attend, we further relegate our
brave founders to the trash heap of forgetfulness, as we continually
minimize the importance of the birth of our nation as merely "the 4th
I believe the time has come for us to start a revolution of our own.
EVERY time we are greeted with "have a happy 4th of July", we should
always reply "and you have a happy celebration of our Independence
We, as grateful citizens of these United States should forever, from
this day forward, honor our founders for their bravery, by
acknowledging the day between the 3rd and the 5th of July as
INDEPENDENCE DAY !!!!
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