Today I would like to talk about our “Declaration of Independence” – I wonder sometimes if we have forgotten how it all started. Our commitment to how this country should be operating…it’s about our freedom. I wouldn’t live anywhere else; and if born elsewhere, I would fight to get here too…but the right way. As we look at the condition of this country, there is a difference between where we are and where we should be. When you read through the declaration, I find so much of it has been lost in this “modern” world. We have all but forgotten that it is our right, our duty to protect the operation of this government. To not allow the government to “overrun” us, our beliefs, our security. We have such open borders with no regard to who or what is coming into our country. We have processes in place that are followed and respected by many, who right away live by our laws including paying taxes. For this group, I say I don’t blame you for coming here and thank you for your good intentions, good hearts and strong integrity. Then there are the illegal immigrants…our government turn their eyes away from those that disregard our laws (approximately 4 million and counting according to our politicians). Then to reward all those that sneak in…we feed, clothed and housed them and pay for their education…in hopes that someday they will be taxpaying citizens. This all happening while we, the taxpayers, foot the bill and the native people that need help are turned away. We have Boarder Patrol officers who are expected to man 13 miles of wall…are you kidding me????

On top of that we have oversized corporations that have more tax loopholes than employees…a mild exaggeration, of course, but you get my drift. They, and the rich, are building a nice little nest any gold egg would love to live in while the regular Joe is left to struggle in any attempts to retire, let alone purchase medical insurance if they are not employed or their employer cannot afford to offer a plan.

Our beliefs are continually being pulled away from what we know to be right…such as God in our schools, Christmas trees in the airports and heaven help us if we say Merry Christmas…nope, we are expected to call Christmas parties “holiday parties”, we are expected to take on the traditions of other countries with open arms, yet they have come into our country…what happened to “when in Rome”…because we are so blessed with our freedom, we are afraid to makes waves…American people are lost in this place we call the United States of America…how sad to realize we are being expected to just given up on all that it stood for. I am just plain sad sometimes. I say a prayer in the morning, in the evening and before every meal because I remember what God intended for this country, and I hope through prayer it will resurface. Many other countries do not want to live by God’s laws or have interpreted them to fit their “leaders” rules…I am sad for them. I don’t have an issue with diversity, but let’s keep it in perspective…meaning that does not give anyone the right to start stomping out our lives here on our soil. I don’t see a government that stands up for the people, they send our young men and women to fight others battles, they say it protects our homelands…how about bringing our troops home and just protecting our borders better. They let hunger prevail while they continue to give the rich better tax breaks. Everyone is so worried about being PC that they have allowed other beliefs, religions etc. take over this country. It is time we take it back. If I had my way, all government officials would be required to step down and a new set of rules along with new governing heads to step in…based off what we the people want. A fresh start…for the people, by the people. It’s not to late, though sadly I doubt I will see the day it turns back around. Wouldn’t it be nice if you, the average Joe, or maybe your neighbor wanted to run…and all offices were changed out with regular Joes…no million-dollar campaigns, no inaugural ball that cost taxpayers millions…just a one-time newspaper with the info needed or brochures and a Public Television news clip. No sense in bothering with the televised debates…the candidate is coached based off what their constituents’ issues are and where the pulse of the voter is. I don’t want to hear about who slept with whom…I want to know who is going to fix this mess we are in….and actually DO IT.

We had a young man speak at our church today about the declaration…he was beyond insightful, spoke the truth and really got my mind thinking. National Prayer Day is coming up, if you can’t get to your Capital building, I hope you can take time to pray…whether it is for leadership guidance or complete overhaul of our government…please pray, it will help if we all believe.

I have added the beginning of the Declaration to this blog, I have left it in its’ original text so it is written as they spoke back then. I hope you can take a minute to read through it. I have highlighted key points made that are important in my eyes and hopefully in yours as well.

I apologize if this ruffled feathers, but this is how I feel…I just needed to get it out on paper.

Again…thanks for listening and God Bless.

Declaration of Independence, July 4, 1776

When in the Course of human events, it becomes necessary for one people to dissolve the political bands which have connected them with another, and to assume among the powers of the earth, the separate and equal station to which the Laws of Nature and of Nature’s God entitle them, a decent respect to the opinions of mankind requires that they should declare the causes which impel them to the separation.

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.–Such has been the patient sufferance of these Colonies; and such is now the necessity which constrains them to alter their former Systems of Government. The history of the present King of Great Britain is a history of repeated injuries and usurpations, all having in direct object the establishment of an absolute Tyranny over these States. To prove this, let Facts be submitted to a candid world.