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Couldn’t have said it better myself

July 5, 2011

On the Fourth, we celebrate open rebellion, high treason, and disobedience.

We celebrate men who killed their countrymen for their principles.

Men who risked being demonized and executed by their government, for their principles.

Don’t you ever, ever forget that.

Ever.

It’s not about apple pie, baseball, fireworks, and the Declaration of Independence.

The Fourth is about men holding to their principles strongly enough to lead to killing, rebellion, and treason.

Such actions led them to freedom.

Expensive, horrible, priceless freedom.

Arctic Patriot

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  1. Sheryl Muller permalink
    July 6, 2011 5:14 am

    Although at first reading this post is startling, it is absolutely correct!
    By signing the Declaration of Independence, those 56 brave, principled men committed “open rebellion, high treason, and disobedience”! They held to their principles strongly enough to put their lives on the line along with their signatures.
    The signed Declaration of Independence was a declaration of war–the Revolutionary War–which lead to “killing, rebellion, and treason”. That is precisely how we as a country began as free United States of America!
    We celebrate the Fourth of July as the beginning of our country. We know it is a holiday for the day the Declaration of Independence was signed. Now, 235 years ago. I, for one, do not often think about the individual men who one by one took a pen and signed the document proclaiming us free. Their signatures have become so much a part of the document. But they were individual men! Men with principles! Men who were willing to risk everything for those principles as stated in the Declaration.
    Indeed, the Fourth of July is about those men who stood for their principles which led to their signing the Declaration of Independence which they knew was “open rebellion, high treason, and disobedience” which led the War which led to “killing, rebellion, and treason”, which led to our “expensive, horrible, priceless freedom”.
    On the Fourth, we celebrate the MEN who were willing to commit “open rebellion, high treason, and disobedience” for the sake of their principles which were contained in The Declaration of Independence for the purpose of creating a new free country: The United States of America.
    May she continue to produce men of principle and may she forever remain free!
    Happy 235th Birthday!

    “O! thus be it ever, when freemen shall stand
    Between their loved home and the war’s desolation.
    Blest with vict’ry and peace, may the Heav’n rescued land
    Praise the Power that hath made and preserved us a nation!
    Then conquer we must, when our cause it is just,
    And this be our motto: “In God is our trust;”
    And the star-spangled banner in triumph shall wave
    O’er the land of the free and the home of the brave!”
    —1814, Frances Scott Key

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