Tuesday, July 04, 2006

Independence Day 2006

230 wonderful, frightening and challenging years have passed, dear Reader, since that glorious July 4th. Although that wasn't the beginning of our struggle for independence, it might properly be considered the beginning of the end of our connection to the Crown.

I'd like to wish everyone a Happy Fourth of July and ask that we all reflect, especially today, on the nature of our independence in modern America.

We're all aware that our Republic was designed for a self-governing people, and that we're far less self-governing as a people today than we were 50, 100, or 230 years ago. If we can do so in little ways, let's try to remember that "Spirit of '76" in our everyday life. Fostering self-government in ourselves, our families and our communities is the only way I am aware of to stop our slide into socialism.


Call Me Mom said...

Let's bring back the singing of all four stanzas of the national anthem. ... Well, I suppose we can leave out the 3rd as was the case when we became allies with England (in WW I, I think it was),out of respect.

The Monarchist said...

Amen to that! I enjoy going to Church especially on the weekend of the Fourth. We get to sing one of my favorites - America the Beautiful - and usually 2 or 3 verses of it. Another one of those things that is slowly being forgotten, the singing of Patriotic hymns. The self-governing family has a lot of responsibilities, but I wouldn't have it any other way.