Two hundred and forty one years ago the people of the thirteen colonies had had a belly full of being told what they could do, when they could do it, how and where they could worship, and the fact that they had no say in the way or the amount that they were being taxed. These were the settlers who risk life and limb to break away from a tyrannical government and declare their independence from it. A declaration was written. Although the document was argued and changed by the delegates from the thirteen colonies, Thomas Jefferson was the primary author who later became the third POTUS. The name of the document is the DECLARATION OF INDEPENDENCE. Two paragraphs of the preamble is transcribed below:

“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.”

Thus the Revolutionary War began, was fought and the settlers won the war. A few years later a Constitution and the Bill of Rights was ratified.

Since then, America has had a colorful history; there has been much blood letting and sacrifice in the name of liberty and freedom. As a nation we have made many mistakes, and most of them were because our leaders failed to adhere to their oaths to follow and defend the Constitution of the United States.

All Americans should know the truth about Independence Day, however, few of them know and many of them don’t seem to think it is significant at all.

If you deal with cattle here in Oklahoma you know that the horse and riders are not necessary to control the herd. You only need to feed them a few cubes every other day or so and when you show up and rattle a bag partially filled with cubes all the cattle will come a running. The next thing they know they are headed for the Sale Barn. And, eventually they will end up on a grill being cooked as steaks or burgers in celebration of what ever.

There is a huge number of Americans who are always listening for the rattle of those cubes in that paper feed bag; people who are more like cattle than American Patriots!


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