Two-hundred and thirty-five years after our first Declaration of Independence, true Americans in 2011 celebrate the preciousness of liberty with clarity and vision. Sobering questions about our future as a Republic, and our role as citizens in protecting our liberty permeate the air and each breath as the sights, sounds, and smell of celebration surround the senses.
In 2011, it is a time of reaffirmation, of spiritual awakening, of moral renewal…a realization that suddenly we are standing in the shoes of our Founders. The case for American redress having failed, it was then, and it is time now, for declaring a second wave of American independence.
Before making that move to declare independence, Thomas Jefferson believed that
…the King could be persuaded as to the true state of American affairs: that the patriot opposition was not a small faction but encompassed the body of the people, and that they meant to ‘insist vigorously’ on their rights…
But neither the King nor the King’s men were persuaded, arrogantly standing their ground with the most powerful army in the world at their command. And the most sophisticated, well-fed, paid and clothed army in the world succumbed to surprise, determination, battlefield tactics, and the love for liberty.
Reaffirm. Regenerate. Re-member. Re-create. Revolve. Revolution
Happy Independence Day!