Thursday, July 4, 2013

A Brief History

HAPPY 4TH OF JULY! When you are barbequing or while watching fireworks, pause for a moment and remember just WHY we are celebrating...and say a prayer of thanks to the men who made it happen.


Over at Cold Fury, Mike links to a post by Bob Owens on the Declaration of Independence.

When was the last time you really read the Declaration of Independence? I’m not talking about skimming over it superficially, or searching for a part of it to quote. I’m asking you: when was the last time you read the Declaration of Independence in the context of the momentous statement of rebellion, resolve, hope and defiance of those brave souls committing treason, punishable by torture and death, against their King?

You probably haven’t. I haven’t.

I invite you to do so now. Stop after every sentence. Consider the personal destruction guaranteed in every syllable if they failed.

Each and every man signing this Declaration was not only risking his own life by authoring and signing it. He was singling out his wife and daughters for possible rape and murder, his sons for torture and death. His relations would become pariahs, shunned by those who swore allegiance to the crown. By signing this document each and every man was all but promising the end of his bloodline, the destruction of his home, ostracism from his friends, and taking up the mantle of a traitor and terrorist.

Seriously. Read it.

And after reading it, watch this video by Bob Parks of Black & Right, and ask yourself, "Are there such men among us now? Are we willing, once again -- or ever again -- to recognize tyranny and address its grievances? Would we fight? If so, when?


  1. Kinda makes my letter to the editor pale by comparison.

    1. Sobering to read the words of our Founders and to think of them in the context of what they were proposing - war with the most powerful nation the world had even known. None of them knew how it would turn out, but all of them knew it could mean their ruin, whether they won the war or not.

      And it is even more sobering to think that we have reached a time in the history of this nation that posting the words that created this country can get you watched by that very government and labeled as a "threat".

      Troubling times.

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    1. RG, this article was SUPERB! Oddly enough, it had just crossed by desk a few days ago via a friend on Facebook, but I hadn't had a chance to read it. When you sent it to me, too, I KNEW I had to sit down and read it.

      Yes...and we are part of the remnant. The masses fell for Obama. 'Nuff said.

  3. Calvin Coolidge from Instapundit (let's see if this one gets past the spam filter)

    "About the Declaration there is a finality that is exceedingly restful. It is often asserted that the world has made a great deal of progress since 1776, that we have had new thoughts and new experiences which have given us a great advance over the people of that day, and that we may therefore very well discard their conclusions for something more modern. But that reasoning can not be applied to this great charter. If all men are created equal, that is final. If they are endowed with inalienable rights, that is final. If governments derive their just powers from the consent of the governed, that is final. No advance, no progress can be made beyond these propositions. If anyone wishes to deny their truth or their soundness, the only direction in which he can proceed historically is not forward, but backward toward the time when there was no equality, no rights of the individual, no rule of the people. Those who wish to proceed in that direction can not lay claim to progress. They are reactionary. Their ideas are not more modern, but more ancient, than those of the Revolutionary fathers."

    1. This is pure brilliance.

      If I can think of anything intelligent to add, I just might blog on this. It's EXACTLY what I've always said. That is what you are rebelling against is GOOD, then you're just an asshole moving in the wrong direction not matter HOW clever you make it sound.