Today, 244 years after the signing of the Declaration of Independence on July 4th, 1776, few think about what this day truly signifies, have forgotten history, and take Liberty for granted.
“We pledge our lives, fortunes, and sacred honor.” We’ve all heard it, but I want you to pause for a moment and think about what that truly means. Let it sink in. These men, many wealthy and influential, committed treason by the act of signing the Declaration of Independence, and would surely be hanged if they were on the losing side.
They ultimately won, but few would have called that at the beginning. They were a ragtag bunch of colonists up against the most powerful military force in the world. Let that sink in too.
They did it anyway, because Liberty is the greatest right we can secure for humanity. We’re all on this earth for a reason, and it’s not merely survival. None of us can outrun death. These patriots risked everything to free the colonies and secure Liberty, which would later be codified in the Constitution of the United States.
They fought because the laws and restrictions under which they lived were becoming increasingly onerous, arbitrary, and capricious. Sound a bit familiar? The silent majority in America loves the freedom and opportunity that made this the freest, most prosperous nation in the history of the world—by far.
Yet the silent majority is growing more silent by the day, cowed by the fear of being canceled... fired... assaulted... having their life’s work burned to the ground... murdered. Those who pay scant attention to history or politics hear only the constant drumbeat of divisive proclamations that America is irredeemably racist, oppressive, and evil, despite all evidence to the contrary.
America and everything our Founding Fathers fought for is slipping away from us more every day, and more quickly now than I’ve ever seen in my lifetime.
In comparison to those patriots of a quarter-millennia ago, what do we, today, risk? What do we have to gain? What do we have to lose? Will we be hanged for speaking up and defending the truth? Will our homes be burned to the ground for taking a stand? How much longer until that becomes the norm?
The silent majority can be silent no longer. Those who love Liberty and our God-given right to self-governance must speak up, not only to show the rest of the country that the narrative being shoved down our throats is false, but to give one another courage that we are not alone.
Freedom isn’t free. Our forefathers risked their lives to secure it, and our brave American soldiers continue to do so today. If we’re to secure our Liberty, we must also take risk, though far less. If we stand together, and speak for Liberty and Justice for All, we can achieve victory without bloodshed. If we remain silent, we’ll eventually have no alternative.
United We Stand, Divided We Fall. What will you do this Independence Day?