The Fourth of July, 2016
This 4th of July, 2016, it is incumbent that we recognize and honor the sacrifices of those who instituted a new form of government that changed history for the better. Founded on the premise that those “unalienable Rights”, that are now under attack as never before, were an endowment precluding human interference or denial; “life, liberty, and the pursuit of happiness” are being lost to the chosen ignorance of a public electing those who continually violate their oath of office. With Congress failing to constitutionally deal with the tyranny of judicial activism, the out-of-control administrative state, and permitting the executive branch to knowingly issue unconstitutional usurpations of the intention of the Constitution, the legacy and heritage of freedom and justice for all are drowned in the cesspool of political ideologies totally foreign to the original intention of the Framers and Founders. Our tolerance of the untruths, lies, and deceptions under any motivation condoning the attack on all that made America great must be rejected and defeated to truly honor the sacrifices realized on the Fourth of July in 1776.
Many of those who, “with a firm reliance on the protection of divine Providence”, sacrificed “…[their] Lives, [their] Fortunes, and [their] sacred Honor” came to these shores seeking religious freedom. Regardless of denomination or sect, it was that Christian ideology that was the foundation of the Constitution. So important to their concept of liberty and justice for all were those freedoms that without the guarantees defined in the Bill of Rights, the Constitution would not have been ratified. Second only to the requisite to protect those “unalienable” “endowed” rights was their demand to eliminate any fear of the tyranny they had experienced from government. The checks and balances of the branches of government incorporated in the Constitution addressed that fear. In addition, they intended that all powers not enumerated in the Constitution were to be reserved to the States. Misinterpretation, indeed perversion, of the Fourteenth Amendment, primarily encountered because of the Congressional failure to curb judicial activism has resulted in the flagrant violation the rights paid for in the war formally begun with the Declaration of Independence, 4 July, 1776.
Now, with any doubt dispelled by the Supreme Court’s refusal to hear Stormans, Inc. v. Wiesman, a new civil war is declared. Spoken of in Justice Alito’s dissent, “. . . those who value religious freedom have cause for great concern”. In Mark David Hall, Ph.D.’s dissertation, Did America Have a Christian Founding?, Justice Alito’s concern evincing the war of ideologies now declared, Dr. Hall states ” . . . we ignore at our peril the Founders’ insight that democracy requires a moral people and that faith is an important, if not indispensable, support for morality. Such faith may well flourish best without government support, but it should not have to flourish in the face of government hostility.” The false religions of socialism, liberalism, progressivism, or any ideology not bound entirely by true science and valid history, must not be tolerated. “Tolerance is the enemy of justice”, and true freedom is at stake.