Independence Day

// July 4th, 2011 // Getting biblical, Uncategorized

Here it is July 4th, and we are celebrating Independence Day.  First of all let me thank those who fight, those who have fought and those who have given life and limb to serve us regardless of whether we are grateful or not.  They fight for the ideal that this country was founded on: one nation under God, indivisible, with liberty, and justice for all.  Allowing us to pursue life liberty and happiness as an individual right.

That said, I must admit I don’t feel the joy I did when I was younger, I don’t feel the same sense of pride, and I have more questions than ever as to where the leadership of this nation is taking us and has been for some time.  Independence?  I don’t see it.  Our debt is owned by the Chinese so in essence, they own us; Our phone calls are taken by Indians which take our jobs away – rather we give away; our products are designed in Japan, made in taiwan, assembled in Mexico, shipped to China and sold back to us; our labor force is largely illegal; most of our oil comes from a region outside of our borders and is sold at a high price with a general disdain for us; and the list goes on and on.  It makes me ask the question: are we really independent?  Are we not more dependent than ever on others?  Where does that leave us and what does this kind of future look like?  Where has that fighting independent American spirit gone?  We would rather  solve our fights by litigation than we would by standing strong in a real fight.  I feel as time goes on we get weaker, slowly caving in to the control of the UN, relinquishing our national sovereignty and reducing the power of our constitution and our people.

There may be a time coming to stand up and fight once again for our independence, but I don’t know that there are enough in this country who truly care and understand the sacrifices made by those who have served and died for this ideal.  What would you die for?  Who would you die for?  I think it is time America to once again stand strong and independent, to get back on our knees and humble ourselves before God and ask for his mercy and forgiveness.  So this Independence day let’s start with a prayer and celebrate unity, one nation under God, instead of diversity without him.  God bless the USA.

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