Friday, July 4, 2014

Today, We Celebrate Our Independence Day

Staff Writer, DL Mullan
4th of July / Freedom

Freedom is not an American concept. It's a human idea.: one full of passion and integrity. Freedom is a basic human right.

Some have come to politics, government positions, military rank, and financial wealth in order to tell people that freedom is of a bygone era. People of this great nation and of the world are fed on a daily basis lies on how their voices are of no consequence. Yet, it is our voices that have made the United States unlike any other.

Unfortunately through the decades of the last and present centuries, the People have fallen into the chasm of indifference. Lack of a good education, productive politics, and intelligent discourse has led our nation from first to middle of the road. A first world country that was catapulted by invention, genius, and independence into legend, now the United States struggles to meet the challenges of third world mediocrity.

No matter how the ruling elite create wars for profit and public tension to divide and conquer the masses for political gain, the dream survives. When people see the future for themselves and their progeny, they do not envision checkpoints, pat downs, biometrics, or drones; the People see freedom.

The Declaration of Independence states:
When in the Course of human events it becomes necessary for one people to dissolve the political bands which have connected them with another and to assume among the powers of the earth, the separate and equal station to which the Laws of Nature and of Nature's God entitle them, a decent respect to the opinions of mankind requires that they should declare the causes which impel them to the separation.

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 its foundation on such principles and organizing its powers in such form, as to them shall seem most likely to effect their Safety and Happiness. Prudence, indeed, will dictate that Governments long established should not be changed for light and transient causes; and accordingly all experience hath shewn that mankind are more disposed to suffer, while evils are sufferable than to right themselves by abolishing the forms to which they are accustomed. But when a long train of abuses and usurpations, pursuing invariably the same Object evinces a design to reduce them under absolute Despotism, it is their right, it is their duty, to throw off such Government, and to provide new Guards for their future security. — Such has been the patient sufferance of these Colonies; and such is now the necessity which constrains them to alter their former Systems of Government. The history of the present King of Great Britain is a history of repeated injuries and usurpations, all having in direct object the establishment of an absolute Tyranny over these States. To prove this, let Facts be submitted to a candid world.
The People are beginning to understand some ideas like Freedom are self-evident. An idea cannot be arrested, imprisoned, or killed. An idea like Freedom creates its own reality.

People flock from all over the world to come to America: the Land of the Free. I argue that you are free; you have not decided to fight for freedom but to run from it. Freedom means taking a stand where injustice reeks havoc and sometimes you stand alone. 

On this Independence Day, do not think of it as an American holiday, but a human one. Free yourselves from destructive governments, laws, and cultural norms and mores and seize the gift that is every person’s right: Freedom.

The United States is a symbol but it is not the rule. Everyone can have a free and secure Republic right in their own countries. It is up to you to fight for it.

Freedom is not won and supported by military might. That is a falsehood. If that were true then our own military would stop executing illegal orders and arrest the traitors in the three branches of our federal government.

If you want freedom, then the People have to draw the line in the sand. Voting is not the answer. The People need to use their Voices once again.

Or we will only wake up from this nightmare at the close of a Third World War. All wars are bankers wars. Wars are not of the People, by the People, or for the People. Wars are for profiteers, murderers, and the feeble-minded.

If you want a rallying cry, here Bill Pullman said it best in Independence Day:

So on this 4th of July while you are barbequing, having parties, and saluting the Veterans, remember that Freedom is an idea that's time has come. 

Isn't time that Freedom rang again?

Source: US History