The Independence Day 2016 Weekend has arrived, and what a weekend most Americans undoubtedly have planned. Many have been working on these plans for weeks now. Saving up for beverages, piles of meat, all important buns, and don’t forget the ketchup and mustard. The grill is cleaned, the freezer is full, and everything is set to make this a great time for all. This is as good a way as any to spend the holiday weekend, soaking in the superficial patriotism of the weekend with family and friends.
There is just one more ingredient needed to make it a celebration of actual patriotism, not just the photo patriotism that even American leftists can enjoy. All one must do in order to elevate the event to the next level is one more thing: do what Americans did on that first Independence Day and read the Declaration of Independence aloud at your gathering. Read it with reverence, with boldness, and with the spirit of Liberty.
Don’t just read the preamble, that’s patriotism for kids. Read the entire thing, right up to “we mutually pledge to each other our Lives, our Fortunes and our sacred Honor“. Then consider how stands the country that the Founders gave us? Do any of those transgressions against Life, Liberty, and Property committed by King George III against the colonies sound familiar at all? Do we still have half the courage and spirit of independence that the Founding Fathers possessed?
Let’s not waste time talking about political candidates or even political parties. The Spirit of Liberty is the responsibility of each and every individual citizen. Each and every individual must decide whether they are a free person, “endowed by their Creator with certain unalienable Rights“, or if they are a subject of the government of the United States. That is the difference between photo patriotism and actual patriotism. Only men and women of true patriotism will fight to be free.
Only true patriots understand what is meant by “Be Brave. Be Free.”
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