Happy Fourth of July

On the 4th of July 2024, our nation celebrates it’s 248th birthday. That is actually a nice old age for a Democratic Republic. But the question is can it remain that way? As we move further and further away from the reality that we were formed as ONE NATION UNDER GOD, we move closer and closer to socialism and surrender many of our God-given rights that are protected by the U. S. Constitution. Some rights we as Americans take for granted are Free Speech, Freedom of Religion (not from religion), Freedom to assemble, Freedom to bear arms, Freedom against unreasonable search and seizure, and the Right to a fair and speedy trial, to name a few.


True Freedom

The U. S. Constitution states, “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 it or abolish it.” This means that the government has no right to change how we the people are governed. It is we, the people, and only we, the people, who have that right.

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The Cost of a Free Nation

The cost of Freedom isn’t free. After the toll of military and civilian casualties racked up during the Revolutionary War, there were many more prices to pay for our Freedom. Our forefathers paid a tremendous price not just in capital but in time spent away from home, their farms, and their businesses drafting the Constitution and the Declaration of Independence. To appreciate this, one should review The Federalist Papers, a compilation of eighty-five articles written by Alexander Hamilton, the first Secretary of the Treasury; John Jay, the first Chief Justice of the Supreme Court; and James Madison, father of the Constitution, author of the Bill of Rights and fourth President of the United States.


Those Who Paid the Price

At this point, I would like to inject some statistics that will illustrate that the cost of Freedom isn’t free. However, the chart below is only part of the story; in addition to those lives lost by the United States in all preceding wars, there have been over 1.6 million Purple Hearts awarded for wartime injuries. Also, remember this is only U. S. losses. Many others were killed or injured by our allies in WW I & II. This table illustrates the number of lives lost to keep the Nation Free.

Please remember these costs as you go to the voting booth this year. Remember the down ballots Senate and Congressional Representative may be more important than who is in the White House. You are voting for your Freedoms; we need to rid the Congress of Progressives and Marxists on either side of the isle!!!