Happy Fourth of July!!!

by Ryan on July 4, 2007

in Anything Else,Culture

Happy Fourth of July from all of us here at Axis of Right!  America turns 231 today.  We celebrate the adoption of the Declaration of Independence in Philadelphia as our national birth date, but more importantly, the ideas behind the document and what that has meant for America since.  The Colonies had been in open armed revolt since April 1775 at Lexington and Concord, but then the Second Continental Congress called for the creation of an army headed by George Washington.  This was simply a rebellion until July 1776.  Then it became a revolution.  Then our Founding Fathers were not just rabble-rousers, they were treasonous criminals who were likely to hang from the nearest tree if the British got a hold of them.  But they were right to oppose tyranny and set a precendent for over 200 years of similar revolutions around the world and a philosophy that self-rule responsive to the needs of the people is thus far the best political system under which to live.

In recent politics, Ronald Reagan uttered this famous phrase I always think of this time of year:

“Republicans believe every day is the Fourth of July, but the democrats believe every day is April 15.”

That one speaks for itself.

Pic from Jupiter Images.

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