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July 4, 1776 a date, that profoundly changed the world!
We will once again celebrate July 4, 1776 with cookouts, store sales, parades, and fireworks. Sadly, most Americans do not know the reason why this day is the cornerstone of our founding as a nation. July 4, 1776 is the day that the "New World” “American Philosophy" was declared to the world.

Prior to July 4, 1776 the people of the world lived under the" Old World Philosophy" of the divine right of Kings, Emperors, Pharoses, and Dictators. These rulers had the power. It was protected and sustained by a ruling class of elites. The rights that the people had were rights that the ruler said they had, and the ruler could bestow them and take them from the people at anytime. Our Founding Fathers, the “First Americans”, challenged this “Old World
Philosophy” on July 4, 1776.

What our Founding Fathers wrote in the Declaration of Independence profoundly changed the world. This document stated the "New World American Philosophy" that a man's “Rights” were given to him by God, not the King, and they could not be taken from him by the whims of the King. This unique concept is what made our country exceptional in the world. It is why we will go to war to protect it and preserve it. It is also, why countries around the world that still cling to the "Old World Philosophy" hate us and try to destroy us.

"We hold these truths to be self evident, that all men are created equal, that they are endowed by their Creator with certain unalienable Rights, that among these are Life, Liberty, and the Pursuit of Happiness." This statement challenged every dictator in the world. Here, in America a man could live free, no longer under the control of a King or Dictator. Our form of government would protect a person's God given Rights. It would be a Republic, not a democracy. Yes, a Republic, and every American needs to know the difference between them, to understand our Republican form of government. Our Republic protects our God given “Rights” through our Constitution, with its “Bill of Rights”.

It is fitting that we celebrate July 4, 1776 for what it truly means to every American. It means that we are unique and exceptional in this world because we believe that mankind has a God given right to live his life in “Freedom".

Happy birthday America, you are the greatest nation ever!

PS: We should read the Declaration of Independence at every public gathering on the Fourth of July to remind our children and us what it is that we celebrate.

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Regional commented on Sunday, Jun 29, 2014 at 14:32 PM

hmmh...a few comments here would be appropriate...

In colonial times the Americans really eschewed the traditional idea of so-called philosophies....they instead wanted to focus entirely on their spiritual development..

Which is why each of the new colonies were first settled by groups who held sometimes slightly and sometimes wholly different concepts of God and religion...they all wanted their own little worlds in which they would be free to believe what they wanted...

Not surprisingly, many of these colonies were not necessarily on good terms with each other...to move from one colony to another quite often you have to be voted on by the local congregation before you were allowed to settle...

The first real philosophical movement in America, therefore, was the "Great Enlightenment" once again focusing on spiritual growth....

It is at this point that America's leading religious leaders began to try to develop more cohesive and unifying theologies....to bring the people together...

As such, our "Founding Fathers" invoked the principle of God's Grace in all that our nation was to become and achieve...

They speak in the Declaration or "Free and Independent States" and "United Colonies" and not of a new "American Government"...

At no point in time did they envision a single governmental control over all facets of the lives of the colonial inhabitants...but rather an single umbrella to represent the foreign and outside interests of these independent colonies when dealing with other nations...as a natter of fact in the declaration they repeatedly rail against the usurping of the British King of all of the Colonies authority and Power....

A small point...the world was ruled not by dictators, a term not really used until much later...but by Tyrants....and the prevalent political form of leadership was Monarchial...

As Western European nations royalty whom just so happened to be related to each others.....many of the British Kings were European-borne, who even more astonishingly in several cases didnt even speak English, the so-called mother-tongue of the British Empire...

even stranger is the fact that once our nation achieved its independence the majority of our political and military leaders wanted to make George Washington the first American King...an honor which he very wisely refused....

So, back to the point of your post. Yes! I agree. God has truly been blessing our nation throughout the ages. God's grace has repeatedly shone through even when we as a nation were embroiled in world wars and internal conflicts....

Ironside commented on Monday, Jun 30, 2014 at 08:30 AM

Yes we were United Colonies that they said had a right to be Free and Independent States. This concept is the cornerstone of our Constitution from the principals put forth in the Declaration of Independence. We are as a nation "Free and Independent States", now 50 States, that lent some of their power to a central (Federal) government, to do things for all the States. Those Federal powers are outlined in Article I section 8 of the Constitution. All other powers are retained by the States under the Tenth Amendment. The States have the right to withdraw any or all the Powers they have lent, by calling for a Constitutional Convention. This is Republican government. It is why we are a Republic. The ultimate power resides with "We the People". That is why the Constitution begins " We the People of the United States, in Order to form a more perfect Union....... The first Union under the Articles of Confederation failed because the Federal Government was too weak. Our Founding Fathers so feared a Central government that they gave very little power to it in the Articles of Confederation. They corrected it by establishing our Constitution.

The Declaration of Independence is the "American Philosophy" on which our Constitution was later based on. The Constitution is a Republican form of government with three equal but separate branches, with many check and balances, on each branch, to make it as difficult as humanly possible to consolidate power into one branch and one person.

Our "New World American Philosophy" is what Americans have believed sense July 4,1776. It did change the world for the better. Sadly, it is no longer taught in our schools because our teachers never learned it and our college professors refuse to teach it, or don't know it, to teach it.

How can each generation of Americans believe in what our country stands for, if they are not taught our nation history!

Regional commented on Monday, Jun 30, 2014 at 09:44 AM

very good ironside...its nice to know not everyone is clueless when it comes to our nations real founding principals and principles!

and dare I say.....oh-oh-.... it this tri-partite form of government, with all its checks and balances, is exactly what our fearless (hahaha)ruler hussein barack obama has been working so hard to bypass, circumvent, and completely ignore!

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