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Independence Day 2012

Updated on March 16, 2013

On this July 4, 2012, Independence Day, every American should pick up a copy of the Declaration of Independence and read the document. Don’t listen to what some television pundit says the document means but read it for yourself.

The beginning of the document states exactly what it is. The Declaration of Independence is an action of the second Continental Congress, July 4, 1776 by unanimous declaration of the 13 United States of America. The first paragraph declares the United States separation from Great Britain. The second paragraph is the famous paragraph that begins, “WE hold these truths to be self evident that all men are created equal.” The rest of the document is a list of the oppressive rules and regulations imposed on the United States by Great Britain such as taxation without representation and the lack, in some cases, of trial by jury. The last paragraph declares the United States of America as free and independent states that absolve the Unite States from allegiance to the British Crown. The declaration is then signed by John Hancock and founding fathers such as Thomas Jefferson and Benjamin Franklin.

Over the past 236 years the United States of America remains a free and independent country. Americans fought and died in wars so we can have freedom of speech and religion, the right to bear arms and the right to vote. We need to elect free and independent thinkers to local, state and the federal government. We need a free press that does not filter news but reports the news factually. We need to keep the internet free of control from any global organization. The United States of America must remain a sovereign nation.

Over the past 60 years the USA has changed from an industrial power to a consumer society. In the 1950’s there were many factories throughout the country. Gradually do to economic globalization and political strategy, the United States has less of an industrial base and is dominated by a centralized government in Washington, DC. The government has transferred private wealth from individuals to the government by constant rules, regulations and taxation. We have political parties that no longer care about the American people but care only about which party will be in control. We have local governments that take our tax dollars and place cameras on every main street corner to exact more fines and punishments for traffic violations. We have a Supreme Court that is highly learned and sophisticated but lacks common sense. We have a news media and government that have little respect for the good, hard working, sensible and intelligent American people.

The American Citizen has a wealth of information they can access to analyze what candidate is suitable for them to vote for and which political party they want to be associated with. Those who favor President Obama, you can read his two books: The Audacity of Hope and Dreams of My Father. If you are a conservative Republican you may read: Liberty and Tyranny by Mark R. Levin, Crimes Against Liberty by David Limbaugh or Fleeced by Dick Morris. If you are interested in how a President gets elected by the financial wizards on Wall Street, read Bought and Paid For by Charles Gasparino. The Independent voter can read Democrips and ReBlOODlicans by Jesse Ventura.

The United States has become a social democracy with federal government centralized control. But the main concern for the future of the United States is that it remains a free, sovereign and independent nation that answers only to the citizens of the United States of America. Have a great Independence Day.


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    • JamesCage profile imageAUTHOR


      6 years ago from New Jersey


    • spbarton21 profile image


      6 years ago from North Charleston

      Thanks for the hub. You're absolutely right that we should all read the constitution today to remind us of what July 4 really means. Those that signed took a major risk as they basically signed their death warrant if we had lost the revolution.


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