On this wonderful July 4, 2012, I thought I would wish our American friends a Happy Birthday and a sincere thank you for all that the U.S.A. has brought to our world and our way of life. We owe you so much!
The Declaration of Independence wasn’t merely 13 colonies declaring itself a nation. They created a document that served as an example for all who believed in the importance of individual freedoms, religous morals, equality and the rule of law.
Yes, the Declaration of Independence has impacted all of us who believe in the inalienable and “natural” right to “Life, Liberty and the Pursuit of Happiness.” This line, although written by Thomas Jefferson, was influenced by English philosopher John Locke (1623-1704) who famously wrote about the right to life, liberty and property. It has been used wisely by many Countries.
The French declared their natural right to “liberty, property, security and resistance to oppression” just 13 years after America. And just 5 days after the US passed its own “Bill of Rights.” Canada, Japan, Vietnam and countless other countries have since included similar phrases in their guiding documents. We do not want to be ruled by by men or Kings or large Government organizations, but rather we want a form of Government that allows the individual to be King and for Government to serve us under the moral guidance of God.
This document documents created a framework American independence under the strong moral under pinnings of religion and God. Not just independence from a king or country, but from tyranny in all its forms and for that my American friends the free world owes you a sincere thanks. Today as our freedoms are challenged by big Government and global religious groups who want to rule us under their name we need to stand on guard for our freedoms and rights. In these important times , we need to go back to these simple beliefs and remind ourselves that the individual can be King and that we can be free of tyranny.
Thank You and Happy Birthday America.
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