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6 Reasons You Should Always Treasure the Fourth Of July

Celebrating our freedom, freedom of two hundred and forty years of our independence on this fourth of July. Fireworks, barbecues, and picnics as we enjoy the freedom so many have fought for to protect. While we grill hot dogs and listen to the music ring out from the patriotic band nearby, a soldier is watching over us. We shoot off bottle rockets and Roman candles as they dodge mortars and bullets to protect us. Whom the Son set free is free indeed ~ John 8:36 Click To Tweet Our Declaration of Independence has been besmirched and trampled on in our own country. Rights and freedoms that they fought so valiantly for back then, we still struggle to keep today. 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 does not say anywhere in it unless you are a certain color, faith, nationality, orientation, or even an idiot. It states that “all men are created equal” therefore they should all have the same rights. 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. I would believe that this includes and is not limited to our rights to earn a fair wage, pick our […]

Faith, Freedom and Fireworks

How Faith, Freedom and Fireworks became a Holiday Two hundred and thirty-eight years ago we adopted the Declaration of Independence and in turn walked away from the sovereign rule of Great Britain.  We now celebrated this day with parades, barbecues and fireworks. Where we now fill our day with picnics, baseball and reunions with family or friends once were filled with mortar shells and bullets as our forefathers defended our newly founded country. July 4th almost never happened you know… I don’t mean the day or even the separation from our motherland.  The actual separation happened on July 2nd,  but it took Congress until the 4th to come to an agreement (and have yet to really agree since) on what is known today as the Declaration of Independence. John Adams, even he declared back then that the day would be epoch and “I am apt to believe that it will be celebrated by succeeding generations as the great anniversary festival.  It ought to be commemorated as the day of deliverance, by solemn acts of devotion to God Almighty. It ought to be solemnized with pomp and parade, with shows, games, sports, guns, bells, bonfires and illuminations, from one end of the continent to the other, from this time forever more.” (source: Had a declaration letter) Even as this day was being established so many years ago it was speculated that we should have bonfires (barbecues), parades, sports (baseball), illuminations (fireworks) and well we all know people tend to fire guns in the air thinking they won’t […]