Friday, July 04, 2008

Happy Birthday, America

I still get chills from the words John Adams wrote to his wife the day after the Continental Congress adopted the Declaration of Independ-ence.

"I am apt to believe that it (Independence Day) 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 this continent to the other, from this time forward for evermore."

Imagine if President Bush issued such a public statement. Religion! Guns! Explosions! Pride! Unabashed patriotism! It's a politically incorrect nightmare.

Have a blast!

God bless America.

1 comment:

OmaSteak said...

If you want some clear insights into the about 250 men who are the "founding fathers" of this country, visit and listen to the 2 part broadcast this past week by a noted historian on Dr. James Dobson's radio program. You'll see how it's only in the past 50 years that the massive media driven "separation of church and state" disinformation campaign fueled by the ACLU and liberal federal judges have totally misinterpreted the second amendment guarantee of "freedom of religion". The founders, who wrote both the declaration of independence and the constitution only intended to prohibit government from establishing a sole government sponsored religion which everyone was forced to adopt (see England and the Anglican church). There are literally hundreds of volumes of the founder's personal writings and detailed written records from every meeting of the Congress which clearly indicate how the founders intended to treat religion and how important it was to making this country successful.