This is a Happy day for many U.S. Citizens, as it should be.
And since it is the 4th of July, remember it isn't just about spending time with Family and Loved ones, Friends and Countrymen/women, and or your fellow Soldiers as it may be.
It isn't just remembering that it is the good Ol' U.S. of A.'s Birthday;
This day Officially marks the Independence of the Original 13 Colonies from Monarchial Tyranny under King George III of Great Britain.
It is a reminder of the commitment and sacrifices of our forefathers and also all Citizens and Soldiers alike who have done what they can to make and keep this our country free from tyranny and to continue the Citizens duty of upholding our Constitution and it's Amendments.
This day is also the time to Officially reflect on our country's Great Experiment, this Democratic-Republic of ours, and what we can do to keep it functioning as such.
It is a reminder that when we see fireworks exploding and raining down upon us from up in the sky, that it is an allegory for the Bomb shells that rained down upon our Country while we fought valiantly to assert our Rights and Personal freedoms from tyrannical forces.
It is a time to remember that the first Ten Amendments of the Constitution, known as the Bill of Rights. Weren't just put their as an afterthought, but as a reminder to Government and Citizen alike that these first 10 Amendments are a re-statement of our [In-a-lienable] Common Law Rights which predate Government and are their to protect every common person from tyranny, subjugation and any other form which serves to enslave or chain one from their personal actions, thoughts and or even body.
It reminds us that only 'We the People' have the right to enslave ourselves or continue fighting to make sure we remain free.
It reminds us that We the People also means We the Government, and if something isn't right We are the only ones that can fix it.
The Fourth of July reminds each and everyone of us, U.S. Citizens that we are each and Individual yet together a Country, and because of that distinction we are all Great.
And as we go out to watch parades, and we go out to watch the fireworks, enjoy every bit of it you can, because this birthday is Our Birthday!
But when it is over, it really is never over; because tomorrow will always bring more Tyranny, more Incredulous and Malicious behavior serving only to take what we rightfully earned.
"Freedom is never Free", what good words uttered by many a Good Patriot and even those who would take that freedom from us.
In either a case or a history, the words ring true and to you, each U.S. Citizen;
Happy Fourth of July!!
And, may each and everyone one of us sleep well tonight knowing that we have Citizens and Soldiers who continue to fight the good fight to keep us free in the pursuit of Life, Liberty and Happiness.
R. William Holzkopf Jr.