Let us note well and observe solemnly that the Declaration of Independence was approved today on the Fourth of July 1776 by the Continental Congress. Benjamin Franklin, John Adams, Thomas Jefferson, Roger Sherman and Robert R. Livingston comprised the Committee of Five that drafted our Declaration of Independence. Jefferson, rightly regarded as the clearest, most eloquent writer, drafted most of our document.
Then, 13 colonies embarked on a distinguished experiment in self-governance as an independent, autonomous nation. That was the foundation of something immense and thus far enduring. The colonies had but 24,382,182 people at the time reporting English ancestry. Small numbers in today’s world, but they were people with far bigger aspirations – that was clear then and now even clearer on our latest Fourth of July.
Let us renew our faith in their courage, ability to endure hardship and vast unknowns and their fighting spirit. They battled and died for freedom from an oppressive Crown. Let us march relentlessly, toward more independence after the celebrations, parades, ballgames and fireworks are over today.
We need once again to rid ourselves of what has evolved ironically – into a ruling class of our own home-grown tyrants. We have progressed from 2.5 million people to more than 325 million with a gross domestic product of more than $18 trillion – an unimaginable number of teabags for a big party to clutter Boston Harbor today.
Note well the resounding words of our Constitution’s preamble – WE THE PEOPLE. Therefore, WE now need to toss out of office or impeach the politicians who don’t understand, indeed mock, WE. These are con artists and sophists who are in it just for ME – even if that violates the Foreign Corrupt Practices Act or colluding with the Russians for personal profit. Moreover, we should be deporting them, not our latest wave of huddling masses yearning to breathe free.
Therefore, it is in this spirit that AutoInformed looks to celebrate future Independence Days – ones that build on our past, but moves to an even more independent future, a stronger economy that embraces all and celebrates latter day versions of our founders and oppressed people.
That’s the spirit and the meaning of the Fourth of July and Independence.