(NaturalNews) Happy Independence Day, friends and readers! This holiday, of course, is really called "Independence Day," not the "Fourth of July" as many people mistakenly believe. It brings up the obvious question: Independence from what?
As the historical record shows, Independence Day is a celebration of independence from:
• Tyranny under a government that respects no right to due process.
• Taxation without representation.
• Living as a "subject" under a government that believes it owns you.
• Being subjected to secret arrests and imprisonment, held without being charged.
• Oppression of the right to exercise free speech and public protest.
• Illegal searches and seizures, without warrants.
• Having your livelihood confiscated from you by an increasingly bloated government and its overzealous tax collectors.
Given that Independence Day is a celebration of freedom from the tyranny and oppression described above, you might wonder why America even bothers to celebrate the holiday these days
. After all, virtually everything America once fought for in the Revolutionary War has now come back to haunt us all through the arrogant, bloated bureaucracy of our own government. The TSA, for example, routinely violates Americans in much the same way British soldiers did in 1782. Except the British soldiers actually had something resembling a code of honor, whereas the TSA deliberately hires sociopaths, pedophiles and criminals to molest air travelers (http://www.naturalnews.com/036346_TSA_pedophiles_whistleblower.html
As Lew Rockwell explains, all governments are inherently evil
because they incessantly seek to grow their power at the expense of liberty
. There is no such thing as a government that seeks to "serve" the People. Instead, government simply pretends
to serve the interests of the People in order to convince voters to give it more power -- power that it often uses against
You'll notice, by the way, that even with the upcoming presidential election in the USA, there is no choice to vote for "smaller government
." The only two choices are Big Government (Mitt Romney) and Ridiculously Big Government (Obama). The true small government choice, Ron Paul, was unfairly marginalized by the media from the get-go.
So as you celebrate Independence Day
this July 4th, I urge you to remember what independence and liberty really means
. Because I have little doubt another revolution will soon be upon us, and that a new historical "Day of Freedom" may join the history books before the decade is out. I only pray that the coming revolution is peaceful and based in expanded consciousness rather than violent and bloody.
Enjoy Independence Day, friends, and be ready to take peaceful action to help restore freedom
and liberty for our Republic as the opportunity presents itself.
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