A New Look At The Declaration of Independence for July 4

3 Jul

Last Saturday morning at the Men’s Fellowship Breakfast at  Fairhaven Church, our leader, Don, read from the Declaration of Independence.  Hearing the complaints of the colonies sounded strangely present day, so I took a few minutes to look it up.  What do you think?

Declaration of Independence –

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.

To prove this, let Facts be submitted to a candid world.

He has refused his Assent to Laws, the most wholesome and necessary for the public good.  (Presidential Executive Orders for illegal immigrants and other orders, bypassing Congress ).

He has erected a multitude of New Offices, and sent hither swarms of Officers to harass our people, and eat out their substance. (President’s Czars and 4,000 new IRS agents)

For imposing Taxes on us without our Consent (Democrats jammed Obamacare through congress with one party vote, by special rules, and by paying off members of congress if they voted for the bill)

I am very concerned about our country and the current direction the majority party in the senate and this president is taking us.  My hope is for the majority of concerned citizens who believe in freedom, governance by and for the people, and a limited federal government will become involved in the election and vote for a change in administrations and the leadership of congress!  Fortunately God is sovereign over all governments.  There is hope for this country but not a promise, especially for a civilization which has largely rejected God.

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One Response to “A New Look At The Declaration of Independence for July 4”

  1. Amanda Baker July 5, 2012 at 8:37 pm #

    Very good thoughts, Gary. I believe we need to demand Term Limits and changes to how many Representatives we have “serving” the people. Hope you are doing well and following your doctors orders.!!

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