Independence or Dependence – which is it?

On July 4, we celebrate the Declaration of our Founding Fathers in 1776. Part of our celebration should be the reading of the document and solemnly reflecting on the foundational words on which our Republic is founded. This will give us cause to pause – rejoice that we have the greatest experiment in government for free people that the world has ever seen!

That document enumerated a list of grievances against the rulers of the day. A careful reflection will also amplify for us the abuses of the current administration which should not be overlooked in how you memorialize this day. Look at a few excerpts and ask yourself what parallels there are between 1776 offenses and what you observe today?


“The history of the present King … is a history of…usurpations, all having in direct object the establishment of an absolute tyranny over these States. To prove this, let facts be submitted to a candid world….”

“He has erected a multitude of new offices and sent hither swarms of officers to harass our people and eat out their substance….” (appointed CEOs, multiple Czars under the Executive Branch, IRS – massive tax increases)

“He has affected to render the military independent of and superior to the civil power….” (enlisting military and installations to do the administrations bidding in controlling potential opposition by US citizens)

“He has combined with others to subject us to a jurisdiction foreign to our constitution and unacknowledged by our laws….” (Legislation putting huge aspects of US life under dominion of NATO and foreign climate controlers etc. etc.)

“For taking away our charters, abolishing our most valuable laws, and altering fundamentally the forms of our government…. (taking over private industry: banking, insurance and auto; and ordering the shut down of private businesses like profitable car dealerships and stripping citizens of their private property and livelihood)

“….Whenever any form of government becomes destructive…it is the right of the people to alter…it and to institute new government, laying its foundation on such principles and organizing its powers in such form as to them shall seem most likely to effect their safety and happiness.”

“We…do, in the name and by the authority of the good people of these…free and independent States…have full power to…do all…acts and things which independent States may of right do. And for the support of this Declaration, with a firm reliance on the protection of Divine Providence, we mutually pledge to each other our lives, our fortunes, and our sacred honor.”

Are you taking action to be dependent on the government or are you standing up for freedom? You can readily see that the Declaration is two-fold. It is a Declaration of Independence from abusive powers and a Declaration of Dependence on Almighty God, who is the author of liberty, and the only One who can grant deliverance! Let’s celebrate both and take appropriate action to peacefully change government. May God bless you and the United States of America!

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