Wednesday, July 4, 2012
By Paul Martin

By: Devvy
July 4, 2012

The idea of freedom from a tyrant across the great ocean in the British Empire began long before 1776. However, the states formally severed ties with “their King” when one of the greatest documents ever written, the United States Declaration of Independence was issued on behalf of a new sovereign nation. Freedom was proclaimed on July 4, 1776. Those who so courageously signed that document proudly set in ink:

“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.”

The men, some of them young teens, fought the British for the right to be free. Many women not only stood by their men in such a monumental contest, but also young girls like Sybil Luddington. She was 16 when “called into service” for the cause. I actually own one of the rare copies of Sybil Luddington’s Ride by Erick Berry. My book cases are filled from the floor to the ceiling with the history of this constitutional republic; I’ve read them all over the past 21 years. More than I ever learned in school even though civics was still a required class way back then.

Today, the words in the Declaration of Independence mean nothing to tens of millions of Americans who could care less about the sacrifices made to give us freedom and liberty because they have zero understanding of the history of their own country. Of course, that has been the goal for close to four decades in this country. Dumb down the population using government indoctrination centers called public schools. Get rid of civics and ridicule any patriotism. Remember those goals of the communist party?

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