Our national holiday is approaching and I am wondering if we should rename it to Dependence Day. As I watch what is happening across our country, all those things that our forefathers fought so hard for are being taken away or lost. The Declaration of Independence is being trampled on by those with an agenda to rule over people much like the King did in the 1700s. If you re-read the Declaration, it is personal belief that many of the points could be taken from today’s feeling by many across the country. So let’s look at a few of the points.

He has refused his Assent to Laws,, the most wholesome and necessary for the public good.

He has forbidden his Governors to pass Laws of immediate and pressing importance, ……….

He has made Judges dependent on his Will alone, for the tenure of their offices, and the amount and payment of their salaries.

He has erected a multitude of New Offices, and sent hither swarms of Officers to harrass our people, and eat out their substance.

He has affected to render the Military independent of and superior to the Civil power.

He has combined with others to subject us to a jurisdiction foreign to our constitution, and unacknowledged by our laws; giving his Assent to their Acts of pretended Legislation.

For imposing Taxes on us without our Consent

For taking away our Charters, abolishing our most valuable Laws, and altering fundamentally the Forms of our Governments

For suspending our own Legislatures, and declaring themselves invested with power to legislate for us in all cases whatsoever.

As you read these few points, think about what has happened to our freedoms. These were directed obviously to the King of England but many could be directed to our current administration. Just as in the colonies, not everyone would have agreed with these statements above. There were many, in fact, maybe the majority who were quite satisfied with the status quo. They were the ones that were dependent on the Crown. They were given favored status by the King and of course, did not want that favoritism taken away. Today, those individuals that are dependent on the government don’t want their favoritism taken away either. In the colonies, they were known as Tories. Today, they are known as Liberals. It is interesting how as things change, they remain the same.

With our National Holiday upon us, reflect on what our forefathers did on that July 4th, 1776 and the risks they took. I for one am so very happy they did. Have a great 4th of July!