July 4th has been, is, and will remain to be the celebration of our country’s independence. And, Americans still take that seriously. On July 4th Americans sit back and take a look at where they’ve been and talk about where they are going. More politics are settled on July 4th than any other day in the year as families and friends get together, share a meal, and settle how they will vote this year and next.
July 4, 2010 celebrates the signing of the Declaration of Independence on July 4, 1776 as the 234 birthday of our great country’s independence from Great Britian. And, if that means anything to you, hearing the grand old flag celebrated in song should bring tears to your eyes, a lump in your throat, a swell of pride in your heart and soul; if you’re a long way from home, it should produce an intense longing to once more stand on the soil from whence you were hewed. If it doesn’t please, please know your claim to be an American and love America has a shallow, tin sound. Just ask any one where they were born and listen for the tones.
Backyard Bar-B-Ques, holiday cookouts, firecracker displays, and listening to music reminiscent of every patriotic nerve possible is just part of the show for July 4th. Celebrations across the country go one huge birthday party for The United States of America, home of the free and the brave. Irrespective of financial, military, government, or personal conditions, these great festivities unite in gratitude and love of country with those being celebrated in almost every home in the USA.
The Continental Congress
The United States Declaration of Independence is a document, signed and ratified by The Continental Congress, stating the 13 colonies, comprising those colonies at war with Great Britian, to be independent states and no longer a part of the British Empire.
George Washington and his contemporary gentlemen landowners were incensed the thirteen colonies had no representation in the Parliament of Great Britain. They claimed the Rights of Englishmen were being violated and upon that tenant they organized the First Continental Congress. Great Britain refused to acknowledge the colonies right to be recognized as part of the British Empire with all rights in power and the rest is history. Soon after they met and authorized the Continental Army. The British Empire declared the colonies as traitors and the colonies declared themselves as “one new nation.”
The battle which began as a battle for recognition with the right of voting representation then took on global significance as a war between “several great European powers.” reference for quote
My great-great-great grandfathers fought in it. And, my genetics let me know every time I hear patriotic speeches, songs, see our country torn apart by war of any kind, human disasters, or natural disasters. Over the past 15 years our country has been led down the wrong pathway. Now we are once more having to defend its borders, the right to free speech, and our Founding Fathers are speaking loudly to us from the Hallowed Halls of Heaven.
Love of country is not born in one generation nor is it won easily. It is not reproduced by a few years residency. It is made from generations of living in a country and giving of life for it’s freedom.
If you’re an American. Be proud of it. It’s been paid for by a huge price. Freedom is not free. The right to free speech and the right to vote is a privilege for which American families have paid generations of sweat and blood. Americans need to stand up for America and stop giving it away.
Exercise your right to vote and make speeches for your beliefs. The Continental Army was, for the most part, a rag-tag group of quickly assembled farmers not having a clue how to be an army of or for anything. The difference was in their hearts they believed in the freedom they lived and believed in the right for free people to be represented by the vote.