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Independence Day 2019

04 July 2019 @ 19:08

You were informed by the last Post that Congress had declared the thirteen united Colonies free, & independent States. It must be allowed by the impartial World that this Declaration has not been made rashly. The inclosed Catalogue of Crimes of the deepest Dye, which have been repeatedly perpetrated by the King will justify us in the Eyes of honest & good Men. By multiplied Acts of Oppression and Tyranny he has long since forfeited his Right to Govern. The Patience of the Colonies in enduring the most provoking Injuries so often repeated will be [a] Matter of Astonishment….

—Samuel Adams, Letter to John Pitts, 17 July 1776

My Dearest Friend,

…The second day of July, 1776, will be the most memorable epocha in the history of America. I am apt to believe that it will be celebrated by succeeding generations as the great anniversary festival.

It ought to be commemorated as the day of deliverance, by solemn acts of devotion to God Almighty. It ought to be solemnized with pomp and parade, with shows, games, sports, guns, bells, bonfires, and illuminations, from one end of this continent to the other, from this time forward forevermore.

You will think me transported with enthusiasm, but I am not. I am well aware of the toil and blood and treasure that it will cost us to maintain this Declaration and support and defend these States. Yet, through all the gloom, I can see the rays of ravishing light and glory. I can see that the end is more than worth all the means. And that posterity will triumph in that day’s transaction, even although we should rue it, which I trust in God we shall not.

—John Adams, Letter to Abigail Adams, 03 July 1776

Today in America, The Founding Fathers are either Despised, with many, many attempts to discard their philosophy to the Orwellian Memory Hole or are just paid lip-service by those who think they’re defending them.

I am in near-Despair that we are sinking into a modern version of Caesarism.

I ask, as I have numerous times: Is anybody there?…Does anybody care?…Does anybody see what I see?

Divine Providence will not shine on us again until we earn it.

I know not what course others may take, but as for me:
I will not be a slave; I will either Live Free Or Die.

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