“Happy Fourth of July!”
What’s wrong with that exclamation? You hear it uttered everywhere, by friends and family, on television, radio, the internet…
Something’s missing, isn’t it?
What’s missing is the actual name of the holiday that Americans used to celebrate on July 4th: “Independence Day” What happened to it? When did popular culture shift away from correctly labeling this holiday? Was this a concious choice? Did someone “in power” decide to start labeling it the “Fourth of July”, or did Americans just up and decide that since freedom is being destroyed they should change the name of the holiday?
It’s interesting to take note of all the different sources one hears “4th of July” around this time of year, and how very seldom “Independence Day” is mentioned. Go ahead, pay attention. It may bother you enough that you’ll correct someone when they get it wrong.
What do Americans believe this day is about? Some popular culture suggests it’s about “celebrating America’s birthday!”. Perhaps most Americans just see it as an excuse to have a day off from work and get drunk. Sort of like St. Patrick’s day, but with fireworks.
Drink up, America! Whatever you do, don’t question anything! Just party on, and leave the thinking to the government!
Now that I’ve been cynical and jaded enough, let’s focus on independence. Perhaps Independence Day can now be a day for people who love Liberty to make resolutions as to how they will make themselves more independent from this insane government. Will you resolve to:
Quit paying income taxes?
Quit collecting state sales tax?
Quit withholding taxes from your employees’ paychecks?
Join the Free State Project, or better yet sign the First 1000 Pledge?
Become an AMPlifier, and help spread the message of Liberty worldwide?
What are your Independence Day resolutions? Please post them to the comments and I may feature them on tonight’s live internet only edition of Free Talk Live.