The Declaration of Independence
I have been re-reading the stirring words and the history leading up to our Declaration of Independence and reflecting how our founding fathers were prepared to lay everything on the line – their lives and their fortunes – to bring us the freedoms we enjoy and may take too much and too comfortably for granted today.
I hope you’ll read that short magnificent document. Then think about England who had just beaten France all over the world in the battle for imperial dominion; the British controlled North America, the Caribbean, and India and was the dominant European power. Yet our forefathers said no to being treated as second-class citizens; they stood up for freedom of the press and freedom of assembly, the right to vote and the right to trial by a jury of their peers. They stood up for representative democracy, for checks and balances, for an independent judiciary, for freedom from military rule, for the ability to trade and engage in commerce with the rest of the world. They stood up, and they beat the greatest military and naval power on earth. They serve as a beacon to all of us and to many throughout the world who want us to be that glorious America again.
Prepared by: Lucien Wulsin
Dated: July 3, 2019
PS: As our wanna-be despot parades about with his tanks, planes, helicopters and military might tomorrow, let us thank our forefathers for the opportunity to depose him peacefully in 2020. We must not fail them.