King Solomon was very wise. There really isn’t anything new in our world today. Not hatred! Not injustice! Not racism! Not sexism! Not ageism! Not religious persecution! Not political biases! Not partiality! Not anything that human beings communicate—especially if what they say or do expresses something negative or anything that is in opposition to God’s intended purposes for humanity.
Independence Day is an opportunity for those of us who are Christian Patriots to teach our children and grandchildren that our courageous godly Founding Fathers, in particular those who signed The Declaration of Independence, not only understood that Life, Liberty, and Happiness are God-given rights/desires, but also they knew that they would have to pay the greatest price—give up their lives—so that future generations of Americans would not be denied their God-given rights/desires of Life, Liberty, and Happiness.
During this year’s celebration of America’s 237th birthday, hopefully Americans will reminisce about that first 4th of July. On July 4, 1776, the Second Continental Congress met in the Pennsylvania State House (now Independence Hall) in Philadelphia to sever the colonies’ ties to the British Crown, by approving The Declaration of Independence.