Doesn’t quite roll off the tongue now does it?
Our Government sponsored curriculum has always told us that our Founding Fathers signed our Declaration of Independence on July 4, 1776 and that is why we celebrate our independence from England on that day.
Not quite the whole truth there.
According to Michael Badnarik, author of “Good to be King: the Foundation of our Constitutional Freedom”, and founder of the Constitution Preservation Organization, only the text of the Declaration was approved by the Continental Congress on July 4, then it was sent to printed and distributed to the colonies. The actual document that is on display in the National Archive was first signed on August 2.
So why don’t we celebrate this day as the date of our emancipation?
Our body of knowledge concerning our history and our government is rife with inaccuracies, up to and including our country’s first President- Samuel Huntington, under the Articles of Confederation, our Nation’s first governing document.
Think of this as a wake up call. It is time to think for yourself.
I have to give credit again to Mr. Badnarik for reminding me of one of my very favorite quotes, and it’s very apropos:
“I apprehend no danger to our country from a foreign foe… Our destruction, should it come at all, will be from another quarter. From the inattention of the people to the concerns of their government, from their carelessness and negligence. I must confess that I do apprehend some danger. I fear that they may place too implicit a confidence in their public servants, and fail to properly scrutinize their conduct; that in this way, they be made the dupes of designing men, and become the instruments of their own undoing.”
Daniel Webster, June 1, 1837
How both prophetic and pathetic. To be given the very identity of our murderer, and yet still fail to prevent the crime.
How did this happen, and continues to happen? You fail to earn knowledge for yourself. You do not think, for yourself.
Our government, today, revolves on this fact. You could not operate a welfare state successfully with a thinking population. This makes it easy to manipulate the population, divide us up an pit us against one other so that we are distracted from “properly scrutinizing their conduct…”.
Make today, the day you commit to earning the knowledge for yourself. Read it for your self. Ask questions, Don’t just swap the KoolAid for Gatorade, check and double check. THINK, lest you become “dupes of designing men” and the instruments of your own undoing!
Declare your Independence as a free thinking Citizen on this day, Independence Day.