As we celebrate Independence Day, may we be reminded of our Founding Fathers’ foresight and why the Declaration of Independence’s words continue to inspire those who love freedom.
“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 itsfoundation on such principles, and organizing its powers in such form, as to
them shall seem most likely to effect their safety and happiness.”
The ringing phrases of The Declaration of Independence speak to everyone who strives for liberty and supports the principles of self-government. But we are reminded by John Adams of how fragile our liberty can be when he wrote,
“Liberty cannot be preserved without a general knowledge among the people, who have a right, from the frame of their nature, to knowledge, as their great Creator, who does nothing in vain, has given them understandings, and a desire to know; but besides this, they have a right, an indisputable, unalienable, indefeasible, divine right to that most dreaded and envied kind of knowledge, I mean, of the characters and conduct of their rulers.”
So, stay informed, display THE FLAG today and have a happy 4th of July.