On July 4, 2011 America will be celebrating 235 years of independence from England. It’s a day that has a lot of meaning to patriotic Americans. I love this country and what the founding fathers laid out to keep control of the government. When the Declaration of Independence and the Constitution were written, the words and structure of the sentences were taken into serious consideration. America wanted their independence from the heavy hand of government. Looking back, we can see they did a great job in doing so.
So again July 4th is upon us once again for us to remember the huge risk our founding fathers took taken that stance. Many of the men who signed those documents were searched out over the remaining part of their lives for treason. For that reason alone, we should take the day to remember the sacrifices they made for themselves and the rest of the colonies.
Instead, whenever the holiday comes around each year, it seems that many people talk about what a great weekend they’re going to have at some event or BBQ. Why is it that too many people don’t take the time to think of what our fore fathers have put together, to form the greatest country this era has ever seen. After only 150 years of this country’s existence, we became one of the super powers (if not the biggest) of this planet. It’s great that we, as Americans, have the freedom to celebrate the fourth of July in whatever capacity we want. In this country, if we want to celebrate by having a BBQ and drinking with friends and family or decide to go to church or even a NASCAR event, we have the freedom to do so.
In so many countries, their citizens don’t have the freedom to do the things we take for granted.
This year I will do what I do every year. I will take the time throughout the day to remember Thomas Jefferson, Samuel Adams, Benjamin Franklin, John Hancock and the rest of the fifty six men who signed the Declaration of Independence on July 4th, 1776