Two-hundred-forty-two years ago to the day, American declared its independence from the British Empire. Nowadays, we might think back on that as simply another event, albeit a big one, from the history books. We should stop a moment and consider the courage it took for those brave men to draft and sign a document that, literally, told the British to royally shove off.
If you haven’t before, take some time to read the full Declaration of Independence to understand more about just what it was and why the Founding Fathers created it. The transcript is available on the National Archives website, Archives.gov.
Now, when you celebrate the day with hot dogs, cold beer, and fireworks, you can do so with the deepest respect for our country and the men and women who fought, and died, to create and preserve it. May we not grow complacent in our freedom that is not free, but rather stand up for our rights against those enemies, foreign and domestic, who would take them from us. May we as a country turn our hearts away from sin and back to God in another Great Awakening. May we expose the sin, darkness, and corruption that has moved our country so far away from where our Founding Fathers created it, and let the truth be shouted from the rooftops and across the airwaves.
Happy Independence Day, and God bless America!