Independence Day



By Don Jans

We very seldom hear “Independence Day”. Mostly it is just called “The Fourth of July”. Why?

This is the day the United States celebrates the adoption of the Declaration of Independence. Most Americans do not know what that means. This is no longer taught in our schools. Oh yes, these people get together and celebrate as John Adams said we should, including the use of fireworks. In a letter to Abigale concerning the adoption of the Declaration of Independence he wrote, “I am apt to believe that it will be celebrated, by succeeding Generations, as the great anniversary Festival. It ought to be commemorated, as the Day of Deliverance by solemn Acts of Devotion to God Almighty. It ought to be solemnized with Pomp and Parade, with Shews, Games, Sports, Guns, Bells, Bonfires and Illuminations from one End of this Continent to the other from this Time forward forever more.”

Independence Day means that the founders declared themselves independent from a tyrannical government. If you read the Declaration of Independence you will understand that what King George III was doing, that which the founders said was tyrannical, is what our government is doing today. Our founders were willing to “we mutually pledge to each other our Lives, our Fortunes and our sacred Honor.”

To be free from the tyranny of government, a government that controlled their lives and thoughts, these brave people declared their independence from that tyrannical government understanding not only could they lose their fortunes, but they could also lose their lives. Many of these people lost both, but none of them lost their honor.

Americans today are willing to sacrifice their honor. These Americans are willing to accept a tyrannical government under the guise of so called “social justice” and equality.

We were told by the brave founders:

“It is the duty of the patriot to protect its country from its government.” Thomas Paine

“It is the first responsibility of every citizen to question authority.” Benjamin Franklin

We have people in the United States today who will be celebrating the Fourth of July and have no idea they are in fact celebrating the day our founders declared they would no longer adhere to the tyrannical demands of government. These same people, often referred to as Democrats and RINO’s are in fact not only not performing their duty to protect our country from government, not only neglecting the first responsibility of every patriot, but they are demonizing, ostracizing, and calling those of us who are preforming our duty and our responsibility as enemies of the very country that was formed because of tyrannical government, the same government they support.

Please Americans, add to your celebration of independence a time when the Declaration of Independence is read and discussed. Understand that for many people this will be the first time they have heard the entire document. Understand that many holding office in government today, those who support those in office, those who are calling for our transformation, those who claim to be seeking social justice and equality, and those who claim the duty of others is to support them or pay them reparations, are also calling for our government to become even more tyrannical than was the government from which our nation declared their independence.

Don Jans is a national acclaimed author and speaker.  He is also a lifelong student of history, with a special emphasis on Russian history.  His study of Russian history led to 1917 which led to the study of the teachings of Karl Marx and Friedrich Engels.  Don has written five books on the topic of Collectivism (Marxism, Communism, Socialism, Fascism, and Progressivism). 

Don has been a guest on numerous nationally and regionally broadcast radio programs.  He is a weekly guest on a nationally broadcast radio program where he discusses collectivism and how it is impacting the United States, relating current happenings to the collectivist agenda.

Don has spoken to numerous groups across the nation on the topic of who and what is the United States and who and what is collectivism. The collectivist movement has called for a transformation of the United States. What is critical for all to understand is what is the transformation; what are we now and into what will we be transformed.  

Don’s speaking approach is the same as his writing approach, and that is to be direct and straight forward with no regard for the current mandated approach of political correctness. 

Samuel Adams said, “It does not take a majority to prevail… but rather an irate, tireless minority, keen on setting brushfires of freedom in the minds of men.” If we are to remain free, we must be about setting brushfires of freedom.

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George Pattone

I usually use Independence Day, so thank you for the validation and reminder…

Happy Independence Day everyone!