Dependence Day

Independence Day used to be the biggest holiday of the year for me. I would read the Declaration of Independence as was the tradition for decades following the American Revolution. The skies of the republic would light up with fireworks and the sound of gun fire would ring across the fruited plain as my fellow Citizens would celebrate our independence from the tyranny of King George III and Great Britain. Two of the men that were in the committee that wrote the Declaration of Independence, John Adams and Thomas Jefferson, died on this date in the same year, 1826; the fiftieth anniversary of its passage and signing. Adams could hear the sound of the fireworks celebrating the day he and Jefferson were so much a part of at the last…believing that his friend was still with us.

The awful cost of independence has been largely forgotten and in its place Americans have become apathetic, ignorant, and complacent. Where principle and liberty were once the priority in American life, consumerism and dependence now take a front seat. It seems that each year the reason for the season is lost just a little more; instead of celebrating our independence it becomes more about baseball, barbeques, parties, and simply celebrating the day and not the reason; not for celebrating and acknowledging the sacrifices that won it.

Today we’re in an age of dependence. Many if not most of our people are in some way dependent upon some program or agency of government for their sustenance. Farmers no longer depend solely on God for rain and a prosperous year, they depend upon subsidies from government to either grow or not grow crops… often being paid to leave their land fallow. Corporations are granted special tax privileges to build factories in communities, granted subsidies to hire employees of certain favored races or ethnicities, and eventually to move offshore to some foreign country to take advantage of slave labor in order to cut their operating costs; costs incurred due to rising inflation in America from our unconstitutional debt based monetary system. Our people, stripped of opportunity by the betrayal of government, have become dependent on housing subsidies, food subsidies, health care subsidies, and turned into faithful voters for those that provide those “services” at the expense of the productive class.

Those are just a few examples of how far we have fallen as a people thanks to the ever expanding power of government. On this Independence Day, 2014, we are undergoing an invasion on our southern border that is being treated as a political hot-potato, not for what it is. Soon, if that border is not sealed, we will cease to be a republic and our children will bear the fruit of our neglect to preserve it. There will be no more Independence Days, only servitude and toil at the whims of our globalist masters. We will only have ourselves to blame and there will be no more celebrations; independence, self-reliance, innovation, opportunity, and prosperity will all exist only for those at the top… the elite who think they know best how to manage our world.

In conclusion, I no longer celebrate Independence Day because America has given up its independence for dependence… even many people who think they’re independent have fallen into servitude by allowing themselves to be plundered through taxation and licensure… allowing their rights to be converted into privileges in order to get along in this slavish new world. I pray that the people of the American Republic wake up to this reality and restore the republic before it is too late; seal the border and remove the globalist collaborators in government, thereby restoring the Constitution and limited government. This I know, if they fail I will not live in a post American world nor will many other patriots that will perish fighting rather than live in servitude.

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About Thomas Mick

My life has been anything but normal in my years upon this earth. I have been all over the American Republic, seen and experienced the different cultures and people that make up this wonderful land as a youth. Now that my family is grown I am back on the road revisiting it anew with a more mature outlook tempered with the wisdom that comes from experience. I am an American, my passion is America, and my life is devoted to restoring American liberty.
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