Tuesday, July 03, 2007

Independence Day - July 4th

On this day, the citizens of the United States of America and the friends of the United States and of the freedom represented and defended by the United States and her articles of protection and identity, celebrate the birth of this nation through the writing and signing of the Declaration of Independence. This document is the first and foremost document by which the United States exists and is defined. This document is the mother of our country, a mother who has fostered many years of liberty and justice both in the USA and has carried these to many other lands and peoples.

This grand mother of the USA gave birth to another exemplary and defining document, the Constitution of the United States of America. The Constitution itself declares this, saying:

We the People of the United States, in Order to form a more perfect Union, establish Justice, insure domestic Tranquility, provide for the common defence, promote the general Welfare, and secure the Blessings of Liberty to ourselves and our Posterity, do ordain and establish this Constitution for the United States of America.

What this means for us today is that in order for anyone rightly to understand what is written and declared in the Constitution, that person must read the Constitution as the continuation of the Declaration of Independence. The Constitution is wrongly interpreted and understood if it is not interpreted with the Declaration of Independence as the founding document of the United States.

In the last several generations, many detrimental and destructive changes have been forced upon us by those who refuse to acknowledge this dependence of the Constitution. The Constitution was not written as a “stand alone” document, but was written with the intention that it was the further development of the Declaration of Independence and of the beliefs and government established by this Declaration.

This is why the Fourth of July is celebrated as the birth date of the USA, not because a revolution began and was fought, but because the United States had been founded and identified and declared to the world. Truly this Declaration was resisted by the powers of the world and has been resisted by many would be tyrants ever since. Therefore, as we celebrate the freedoms that many have purchased for us and have defended for us with their lives and their blood, we do well to understand what was and stands Declared.

Many, both from without and from within have sought to undermine what is declared, in order to gain power over the people of the United States. One of the most powerful means of robbing the People of their freedom, has been to abuse the first Amendment to the Constitution.

How does the Declaration of Independence define the United States? It opens with these amazing words of declaration:

When, in the course of human events, it becomes necessary for one people to dissolve the Political Bands which have connected them with another, and to assume among the Powers of the Earth, the separate and equal Station to which the Laws of Nature and of Nature's God entitle them, a decent Respect to the Opinions of Mankind requires that they should declare the causes which impel them to the Separation.

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 to these Ends, it is the Right of the People to alter or to abolish it, and to institute new Government, laying its Foundation on such Principles and organizing its Powers in such Form, as to them shall seem most likely to effect their Safety and Happiness.

According to the founding document of the United States, its very existence and the declaration of its right to exist depends upon a right understanding of the ”Laws of Nature and of Nature’s God”.

In the concluding sentence the Declaration says:

And for the support of this Declaration, with a firm Reliance on the Protection of Divine Providence, we mutually pledge to each other our Lives, our Fortunes, and our sacred Honor.

Thus the Declaration begins and ends with absolute statements of belief in and dependence upon the Laws and Protection of God. Belief in this God is stated as the very basis for the founding of and the perpetuation and preservation of the United States and of all that this union encompasses.

This is why the very first article of the Bill of Rights, the very first amendment, is written in the manner that it is.

Congress shall make no law respecting an establishment of religion, or prohibiting the free exercise thereof; or abridging the freedom of speech, or of the press; or the right of the people peaceably to assemble, and to petition the Government for a redress of grievances.

Since the Declaration already declared the nation’s dependence upon Nature’s God, the God that was already known to the People of the United States and worshiped in the already existing and various establishments of religion, the First Amendment declares that it must be guaranteed that these establishments of religion should not be interfered with by the Congress and that the Congress should never pass any law prohibiting the free exercise of this already established worship of Nature’s God upon which the United States exists and relies for its existence and protection.

Furthermore, in connection with this freedom from governmental interference in the worship of Nature’s God, the Congress must never be allowed to pass a law that abridges (reduces) the freedom of speech. Subsidiary to this freedom of speech, neither must the freedom of the press be abridged. What this means is that the freedoms that Nature’s God has declared, including along with the freedom to worship without governmental interference or prohibition, also the freedom to speak publicly of these Laws of Nature and of Nature’s God must be insured. For if the government is permitted to restrict the open and public declaration of these Laws of Nature and of Nature’s God, what will become of the freedoms and unalienable rights that God has declared? If such public declaration and promotion of God’s Laws should ever be abridged by the government, how will the tyranny of the rulers and law makers be kept under control?

Thus this First Amendment also guarantees the right of the people peaceably to assemble, and to petition Government for a redress of grievances. The founding fathers had experienced the tyranny of those who suppress the establishments of religion, that is, who suppress the churches, so as to strip the people of God’s protections. Thus, as the very first of the articles of the Bill of Rights, they sought to guarantee that the worship of God and the speech that is promoted by this salutary worship of God would suffer no interference from the government.

Yet today, this has been perverted by the Supreme Court and by the press (including the movie industry) to mean the exact opposite and to work the very evil intentions from which this marvelous Article was meant to protect us.

Moreover, today this Article is used not only to abridge but to prohibit the freedom to speak openly and publicly regarding these concerns, promoting instead, those things that violate the very foundation of this nation and to deceive the people into praising such violation and rape of the citizens. For today, people have been persuaded to accept the lie that what is fought for is the right to speak of and promote matters that undermine the Constitution.

For example, Hollywood and the Press have for several generations promoted the notion that our veterans fight for the rights of Communists and atheists to spread their agenda, and that the churches must be silenced. Yet Communism is a religion and philosophy that has at its very root the destruction of the Constitution and the freedoms and way of life that the Constitution protects. A comparison of the declarations of the Communist Manifesto to the declarations of the Constitution and the Declaration of Independence shows that there is no comparison. The two are diametrically opposed. The two forms cannot exist together. The same is true of the religion of atheism versus the religion declared by the United States. Atheism violently opposes the Laws of Nature’s God, demanding that all that the United States is founded upon be renounced.

The next time you see a movie where a veteran says, “I oppose all that you say, but I’ll fight to the death to defend your right to say it!” ask yourself where this comes from. It certainly is not what is declared in the Declaration of Independence and the Constitution. It certainly is not what was embraced and stated by those who fought in the Revolutionary War. Neither was it what was stated by FDR when the forces of evil threatened freedom worldwide.

What veteran ever fought in any war of the United States with the idea that the Kaiser or the Nazis or the Italian fascists or the emperor of Japan or the Communists in Korea or the Communists in Viet Nam or the Islamic devils throughout the world have the right to promote and spread their tyranny and terror throughout the world? No, our dear veterans marched against these devils to protect the United States from everything that they promote and say. The First Amendment as well as the entire Constitution and the Declaration upon which the Constitution is founded stand against all that these fomenters of discord and tyranny say and do. Far from granting rights to such evil violators of freedom, the Declaration and the Constitution denounce them and protect us from them.

Rather than reinterpreting the Declaration and Constitution to our own demise, should we not rather praise and celebrate them as they stand written? Should we not follow the example of those who unanimously declared on July 4, 1776:

And for the support of this Declaration, with a firm Reliance on the Protection of Divine Providence, we mutually pledge to each other our Lives, our Fortunes, and our sacred Honor.

Is this not what the Fourth of July is really about?

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