I know it is not popular to refer to today’s holiday as Independence Day, but that is the actual name and purpose of the holiday. It is meant as a remembrance of this nation’s gaining of “independence” from England. We were anything but perfect, but we were on an clear and noble track to righteousness. A people that rule the government, rather than a government that rules its people. Many are attempting to reverse that today, but they may have to literally remove old timers like me, before it culminates. I honor my nation’s government as it serves me and serves you, not as my boss or my substitute for clear thinking individualism. Individual liberty, is greater than any collective government institution.
I am not sure if I have ever mentioned my birthday here on earth Images before, but I missed by one day, sharing my birthday (July, 5th) with the entire nation. It seems as though I was breech in my mother, and they decided to forcibly remove me if you will, on July 5th rather than on a national holiday.
Even before birth, I wasn’t able to do things the way everybody else did them. I haven’t changed much after all these years.
I hope each of you has a great 4th of July, or Independence Day if you will. Please do remember the noble purpose of the founding of this nation. Please also remember all those who died, from the Revolution on, so we could conduct an experiment in freedom. We chipped away at our imperfections, slavery being the biggest, and we have never stopped (the Civil War, beating down Jim Crow, etc.) searching for individual freedom in a nation where our citizens rank higher than our elected officials. We do have a swamp, filled with muck and mire and self propagating leeches and bullies. It needs to be removed either collectively or one by one. The swamp is the antithesis of a government by the people and for the people.
God Bless you as God Blessed this nation at its founding.
I totally agree with your words and thoughts in this blog for Independence Day. I believe we grew up in the best of times Wayne and I wouldn’t trade them for anything. I always enjoy reading each and every blog from you, always will.
I cannot imagine how difficult it must be to be young today.
Thank you Darlene, I appreciate your loyalty.