April 19, 1775
The first fight was over a year before the Unanimous Declaration of the colonies, assembled in Congress, July the 4th, 1776. The people who fought were not some abstract. Like you, gentle reader, they were fathers, sons, brothers, uncles, and young men who would sacrifice their futures for you, their posterity. The ones who died and Lexington and Concord would never learn of the Declaration, excerpted below. Read this today. Let it sink in, especially in light of President Trump’s statement on July 1st, at a rally honoring veterans at the Kennedy Center, in Washington, D.C,
“Since the signing of the Declaration of Independence 241 years ago, America always affirmed that liberty comes from our creator,” Trump declared. “Our rights are given to us by God and no earthly force can ever take those rights away.”
You can read the rest, here.
Now consider the Unanimous Declaration’s preamble:
The men who fought for the recognition of rights granted by the Creator were were real; had real hopes, dreams, and aspirations, just like you and me. Later, when the Constitution was written and finally ratified, they also knew the fight wasn’t over. Men, being imperfect, would try to twist and manipulate what had been gained at the cost of so many lives.
It falls to us, this generation, and the ones who follow, to reestablish the limitations on government from interference in exercising those God given rights and freedoms. If we don’t, then we fall into a darkness our posterity might never recover from until He returns.
Burn that into your mind and heart.
Enjoy today; celebrate it. And then, before your Creator, make your vow to restore the Gift He gave us. Do not be ‘stiff necked.’