Hello! Hope you all are enjoying this Day of Independence, 2 July 2014.
“Uh Les, Independence Day is the Fourth, okay?”
Uh, not really. You see, what we Celebrate as Independence Day was the day that the Paperwork came back from the Printers and was Signed. The actual Vote for Independence took place on the 2nd.
So it seems that right from the Official Start of the Republic, the Government couldn’t get its Paperwork Straight. ; )
Now the Declaration is a Document telling the World WHY The United States came about. It is basically a list of Grievances explaining how the Camel’s Back was Broken.
It was shortly followed by the Articles of Confederation, which was the first attempt to set up HOW the Republic was to Governed. But that didn’t work out too well, so, down the road, the Constitution was created to replace the Articles. And we’ve been using it ever since.
But for me, I think the REAL Day of Independence came on 19 April, 1775. You see, that’s the day the British Army marched out of Boston to Disarm those “Damned Rebels against the King!” But the people who were being Disarmed WERE the Militias of Lexington and Concord, Legally Authorized by the Crown to do the Job that should have been done by British Army, if they were there.
But those “Damned Rebels” were having none of that, so they Mustered and Fought back. And that spread like Wildfire throughout the Colonies, and the Revolutionary War was started.
So, when the Constitution came about, one of the things that needed to be changed was the ADDITION of the Rights of the U.S. Citizen and the individual States. Prior to the Bill of Rights being adopted, most of the Constitution was only concerned about the Federal Government. Go check it out.
And one of those Rights was the 2nd. Amendment, which reads as follows:
“A well regulated Militia, being necessary to the security of a free State, the right of the people to keep and bear Arms, shall not be infringed.”
That was written in 1789, 14 years after Lexington and Concord. Enough of the members of the Constitutional Convention remembered that day, and made sure the RKBA was part of the Bill of Rights.
So, in spite of the Uber-Liberal Progressive Agenda to eliminate the RKBA, I remind you, that this Republic, in spite of all the Grievances laid against the Crown, was founded on the Actions of the British Government to Disarm its own Citizens. And the Re-Actions of the Armed Citizens of Lexington and Concord to stop it were the Tipping Point, IMHO. Let me put it this way:
Our Freedom was Born in a Battle against Gun Control. That is why, TODAY, we are Citizens of the United States of America, and NOT Subjects of Great Britain.
Certain Politicians, Media Moguls, and the Liberal Elite need to remember that fact. And Stupid Corporations like Target, also.
So enjoy your Holiday. Barbecue those Burgers, light those Fireworks and enjoy a Cold One. Just remember, like Veteran’s Day and Memorial Day, it was PAID for in “Blood, Toil, Sweat and Tears.” And the Bill MAY come around again in your Lifetime. Are you willing to pay the Price?
We’ll talk next week. Bubblehead Les Out.