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The Real Independence Day

From: Sean F.
Sent on: Wednesday, August 29, 2012 2:31 PM
Despite the fact that we celebrate July 4th as "Independence Day", we should recognize that that date was really "Declaration Day", when we declared our independence from the British Crown, hardly the day we achieved our independence.

The day we won our independence was September 3, 1783 - after a long and hard-fought battle against the superior forces of the British military, the Treaty of Paris was signed, establishing our republic among the nations of the world.

This year (2012) we call it "Labor Day" as it falls on the first Monday in September - a creation of the labor movement and dedicated to the social and economic achievements of American workers. It constitutes a yearly national tribute to the contributions workers have made to the strength, prosperity, and well-being of our country.

Sad truth is that today we have more people working for The State than we have in manufacturing/production in our country - I can only imagine the sadness of our founders over such reality as they saw government as a necessary evil rather than the panacea too many believe it is today.

So on September 3rd, I choose to celebrate the actual achievement of our independence from tyranny and pray that we all wake up and realize that the tyranny is no longer from across an ocean, it is rather the political elite in DC that are enslaving us more and more as each year passes. We have lost the truth that we are the shareholders of this great experiment and those we call "government" are our employees.  I'm thinking we need to fire them all and reorganize under the original charter - the Constitution.

"In matters of style, swim with the current. In matters of principle, stand like a rock." - Thomas Jefferson

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