CELEBRATING THE BIRTH OF FREEDOM
Independence Day celebrates the victory over British domination through
that unlikely gamble known as the American Revolution.
It was the birth of the freest nation on earth.
But just as
George Washington’s continental army had its severe ups and downs through
seven years of war with the British, so American freedom has had it ups and
downs over the past two-hundred and thirty years.
many are so painfully aware today, American freedom has been ebbing downward for
eight decades now. The decline has
been especially fast over these recent years.
Our unsustainable national finances bankrupt our future while undermining
the basic American work ethic. We
are told the Bill of Rights must be diluted for everyone so America can defeat
terrorist criminals: As if this band of crazed mullahs is the greatest military
challenge America has ever faced.
In just this
States Supreme Court has abolished ownership rights to real estate that is
coveted by government officials and their favored developers.
The Court also confirmed that Congress can continue to regulate our lives
through criminal sanctions right down to what you grow in your own garden for
your own use.
The USA Patriot
Act has been re-enacted by the Bush Administration and its servile Congress.
Congressional spending is more out of control than ever before.
The national debt grows faster than ever before.
America’s reputation in the world is ever more that of a military
aggressor bent on torturing opponents and ruining the global environment.
The State of
Virginia is busy spending the extra $2,000,000,000 that has been lifted from the
taxpayers on a fraudulent premise. The
General Assembly has ratcheted up its war against being born homosexual.
There is serious talk from Republican rulers of a new “regional”
layer of government.
officials of Virginia Beach are pushing anew for a Redevelopment and Housing
Authority that could make them even more the Czar of all real property than they
already are. Local government schools continue spending twice what a proper
education should cost while providing students and parents with the same, now
expected, inferior results.
Possibly, this Independence Day will prove thankfully to be a point in
history where the dream of economic and personal freedom in America began to
make its comeback. It does seem
that some of the outrages this past year are finally alarming the public and the
media and therefore even the legislators. The
public policy successes of freedom fighters in Hampton Roads this past year is
proof of that growing alarm.
But, until a second American Revolution does restore our Constitution and
our Republic, employ Independence Day as a memorial to our lost freedom and as a
rallying cry for a better future based on historic American values.
The Unalienable Rights Foundation