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Why do we celebrate the Fourth of July?

Published 4:48pm Wednesday, July 2, 2014

Dear Editor,
Why do we celebrate the 4th of July? This date marks the date upon which the political, religious, and intellectual leaders of the 13 British Colonies drew the line in the sand and said “we have had enough of your arrogant paternalism, and we will no longer allow you, the British Crown, to enforce the economic and political slavery upon us that you have so vehemently done. They said to the Crown “you may not tax us as you please, impose tariffs as you please, and force us to work as your serfs. We are a free and independent people who can and will govern themselves. We are hereby and forever after throwing off the shackles of the monarchy. We are endowed by our creator with certain inalienable rights, and we have enumerated those rights for the entire world to see.
On July 4, 2014, it is time for us to declare again our independence. This time it is independence from an oppressive, arrogant, and irresponsible American federal government which has taken on much of the form of the British Monarchy in the 18th century. We now have a government which has cast aside the Constitution and the first ten amendments known as the Bill of Rights.
We are God’s favored nation as long as we live for God’s glory and commandments. We have been given “by our creator” the blueprint for a great and glorious nation. We only must defend and uphold that blueprint to reap the rewards of God’s favor.
God Bless America.
Billy Sellers
Alexander City