As a former Social Studies teacher and American citizen, I am thrilled to celebrate July 4th and what it has stood for through generations.
On July 4th, our founding fathers signed The Declaration of Independence declaring to Britain and the world what kind of government they would create…
When in the Course of human events, it becomes necessary for one people to dissolve the political bands which have connected them with another, and to assume among the powers of the earth, the separate and equal station to which the Laws of Nature and of Nature’s God entitle them, a decent respect to the opinions of mankind requires that they should declare the causes which impel them to the separation.
We hold these truths to be self-evident, that all men are created equal.
And so for the first time in history a people declared to their own government they have natural, God-given rights, which no government was allowed to take. This belief system allowed them to impose a new government of their own.
Let us remember this truth and principle in our celebrations today. Let us remember the men and women who stood up to have something different, to hope for something new, and to preserve a society built on the principle of God’s heart. On this July 4th, let us remember the principles we were built on and renew our pursuit to honor our Creator–the reason the founding fathers pursued the freedom we celebrate today.