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WHAT DOES INDEPENDENCE DAY MEAN TODAY?

by Gary Steven

Independence Hall in Philadelphia is where the Declaration of Independence, Articles of Confederation, and U.S. Constitution were signed. Today, Philadelphia is a sanctuary city for illegal aliens and the place where the New Black Panthers intimidated white voters on November 4, 2008, a crime that has gone unpunished by putative Attorney General Eric Holder, who has called America "a nation of cowards."

(Jul. 2, 2010) — It was the usual hot July 4th summer day last year.  Traditionally, it is a day of commemoration and celebration of American Independence. The day was a Saturday. Some businesses closed on Friday to make a three-day weekend out of the celebratory event. As is customary, the stores were advertising their sales and specials on hot dogs, hamburgers and a variety of BBQ meats, potato salad, veggie platters and picnic delights with red, white and blue patriotic banners and flag displays. City events are planned surrounding this significant date  in American history with parades, fireworks, family picnics, and concerts in open amphitheaters performing songs by American composers, songs of freedom, sacrifice, loyalty, military marches, and hymns, yes, hymns proclaiming God as the benevolent Creator who ordained such a country.

I take temporary leave of the curse of political correctness in the next few paragraphs. Deliberately and with lucid mind, I share the experience of July 4, 2009 which, unplanned and unexpected, overwhelmed my soul.

Our family enjoys the festivities of backyard picnics with all the foods, swimming, and appreciation of the American way of life, often playing the songs and hymns about our country on  distinct American holidays. I was enjoying the music and floating around in the pool (wasn’t time to get the grill going yet), and the sun was bright and just perfect. Relaxed and reflecting on thoughts of what a blessing it was to be an American, I was unexpectedly ambushed by sadness. A sullen, deep grief washed over me. Please understand, if assessed of a personality type, my indictment would be- “far too objective and very minimal subjective side of analysis.” I started to weep. My soul hurt. What was this about? I dipped under water to cover the tears and hide my obvious sorrow. The invasion of discerning awareness about and “for” America struck a never-before-played chord on my heartstrings.

The immediate tracking of such thoughts swarming my mind did not lead to convoluted leftovers from being a “boomer” raised in Detroit during the turbulent ‘60s. Rather, it was clear, concise, and convincing. A simple subliminal observation had compiled over the previous months of listening to live speeches and watching words fall wastefully to the landfill of lies. The spewing of grief-laden ash erupting from the inner man to a new conscious truth demonstrated that the person posing as president did NOT love America. With no inclination, no warning, not even an emotional alarm bell, the digestion of falsity from the lips of putative leadership had its toxin, the oil of lies, spilled out in a backyard pool from the soul of a man who loves America. The spill from the gut of concerned citizens is and continues to be larger than the BP Gulf ordeal.

The public declarations of our putative president, stating, “We are not a Christian nation,” the apology tour on foreign soil, the ongoing corruption to pass legislation destructive to the free enterprise system all have caused many a soul to erupt. Why? He hates America. For clarity, we are a nation made up of many faiths and cultures. In reality, the American definition of a Christian has lost its salt. To be a follower of Christ one must carry out his instructions. However, it is interesting to scan the historical record of our founders, their writings and our abiding governing document, the Constitution, to affirm that the God of Abraham, Isaac, and Jacob of the Old Testament and the Father of the Lord Jesus Christ in the New Testament were, in fact, the influence which created the America we enjoy. That is not to say that all were believers or doers of the Word. But its prominent place in establishing the principles of life was esteemed and revered. Not only do the archives confirm the permeating presence of God honoring lives, but foreign historians wrote about it as well. French political thinker and historian Alexis de Tocqueville, upon visiting America in 1831, wrote:

I sought for the greatness of the United States in her commodious harbors, her ample rivers, her fertile fields, and her boundless forests – and it was not there. I sought for it in her rich mines, her vast world commerce, her public
school system, and her institutions of higher learning – and it was not there.  I looked for it in her democratic Congress and her matchless Constitution – and it was not there.  Not until I went into the churches of America and
heard her pulpits flame with righteousness did I understand the secret of her genius and power.  America is great because America is good, and if America ever ceases to be good, America will cease to be great!

The zeal and religious orientation prevalent in public office was a quality of life that was much admired. Did they make mistakes? Oh, yes. In many cases, public repentance was an attitude and attribute considered honorable.

The intent to  “fundamentally change America” consistently attacks values and principles once the bedrock of social and political morés. A government cannot survive with falsehoods as a foundation. Similarly, a commerce system cannot function long-term without just weights and balances. It is astounding that Barry Soetero was elected POTUS based on what we DIDN’T know about him. More astounding, Congressional leadership won’t address the mystery of his past. On his first day in office, he signed an executive order sealing all of his records from birth to his Senate record. Even more astounding, the Department of Justice won’t give it a glance. Escalating the astonishment further, the Press Secretary and the lamestream media deliver Slapinskys (new word from my thesaurus, definition: “Saul Alinsky tactic bashes your question as stupid”) to your face. Presently, you have a decorated Lieutenant Colonel, Terry Lakin, being court-martialed for asking a legal, Constitutional, oath-fulfilling request for the liar-in-chief  to prove his eligibility to hold the highest office of the land. Barry S., aka Obama, hates America. In a short time, the facts will be stacked high enough to reveal the fraud on the American people.

We the people LOVE America, and we want our country back!

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  1. Thank you, Gary Steven. Ever since Obama became POTUS, whenever I have visited my father in Section 60 at Arlington National Cemetery on Memorial Day, Veterans Day, Fathers Day and his Birthday I have broken down in tears thinking about how Obama has been hell-bent on destroying everything those interred at Arlington National Cemetery (et al U.S. Veterans cemeteries, domestic and foreign) fought, suffered and died for.

  2. NOTE! THIS COMMENT MIGHT ANNOY SOME PEOPLE…BUT I STRONGLY BELIEVE THERE IS MUCH TRUTH IN IT!

    We should be celebrating that WE THE PEOPLE now know the truth that America is NO MORE! America is nothing more than a center stage act of a DOG and PONY SHOW for the rest of the world to see! America is fodder for humor and laughter. This has been proven with the electing of an ILLEGAL PRESIDENT and the fact that nobody in America who claims to be knowledgeable of the U.S. Constitution (which is now toilet paper) gives a damn! Nobody cares! People have forfeited their freedom in favor of being a serf and slave! Nothing can be said that will inspire WE THE PEOPLE to stand up for their future! It’s much easier to let a anti-America government composed of criminal democrats and republicans and a criminal MSM to lead you around your daily life! American Soldiers have fought and died fighting the spread communism and defending the American Way of Life and you now have communism in your White House and in Washington D.C.! Those brave soldiers gave up their lives for nothing! You have the most outrageous crime to be ever committed going on right under your nose and you say nothing to oppose it! You deserve what you get! America the once Land of the Brave, is now America the home of COWARDS!

    1. Actions speak louder than words! Are you willing to be the leader in this fight?!?!!? If so, I’ll back you 100% !!

    2. Freedom is never more than one generation away from extinction. We didn’t pass it to our children in the bloodstream. It must be fought for, protected, and handed on for them to do the same. – Ronald Reagan

      Let us be sure that those who come after will say of us in our time, that in our time we did everything that could be done. We finished the race; we kept them free; we kept the faith. – Ronald Reagan

      Ronald Reagan would be so ashamed of us.

  3. It’s hard to celebrate knowing we are all being enslaved by the government. Maybe it would be more obvious to people if they could actually see those invisible chains being placed on us link by link. I hate to be morbid, but seeing how fast this administration is destroying this country in the last couple of years, this may be our last chance to celebrate 4th of July and what few freedoms we have left. My heart is heavy for all those people who have lost everything, cannot find work, and are forced to live in tent cities. What must they be feeling right now about July 4th? Maybe all those tent cities should be named “Camp Obama” or “Obama’s Hope & Change” and numbered.

  4. I don’t feel like celebrating this Independence Day. The thought of participating in the usual July 4th activities this year is, to me, like throwing a birthday party in the ICU for a lover who might not make it through the day. It just seems so selfish and so sad to me.

  5. This is one of my favorite quotes.
    “Whilst the sun and moon endure, America shall remain the city of refuge for the whole earth, until she herself shall play the tyrant, forget her destiny, disgrace her freedom and provoke her God.”
    Rev. George Duffield
    Chaplain, Continental Army
    May 1776
    It seems we are Very close to Rev. Duffield’s prediction.

  6. “WHAT DOES INDEPENDENCE DAY MEAN TODAY?” That wil be the day we are free from the USURPER and his band of thieves in Congress?!!!?