Celebrating The Declaration of Independence

We know that the Declaration of Independence announced the intent of the 13 American colonies to separate themselves from those political bands connecting them to King of England.

The Constitution of the United States is the follow-up document marking the success of the Declaration’s intent.

If we subordinate the Declaration of Independence to history alone, we lose sight of the profundity of that accomplishment.  If we are to be successful in our revitalization of the American Experiment, the inefficiency of history to determine what happened is a subject that requires scrutiny and review. History records its own subversion by dictators and tyrants to control its results.

Absent the authority of truth, history is not capable of explaining or containing its subject matter. Further, when History is the final arbiter, the future is always just an utopia away – provided we do as the advocates of History advise.

We continue to celebrate the Declaration of Independence because the document addresses the Nature of All Things, and in doing so states incontrovertibly the reality of Truth. All events must be measured by the individual’s question, “Is my situation better or worse because of this event?” History allows the toddler to hold continuously the humility experienced by parental punishment for wandering into the street. Events must be weighed in the scales of justice in man’s quest for ultimate Truth that comprises the nature of all things.

Truth makes the Declaration of Independence worthy of celebration. Truth created the document, not history, science,  language, or any other substitution source offered by anti-spiritual materialist cynics.

President Coolidge said the following in a speech on the 150th anniversary of the Declaration of Independence:

President Calvin Coolidge

About the Declaration there is a finality that is exceedingly restful. It is often asserted that the world has made a great deal of progress since 1776, that we have had new thoughts and new experiences which have given us a great advance over the people of that day, and that we may therefore very well discard their conclusions for something more modern. But that reasoning can not be applied to this great charter. If all men are created equal, that is final. If they are endowed with inalienable rights, that is final. If governments derive their just powers from the consent of the governed, that is final. No advance, no progress can be made beyond these propositions. If anyone wishes to deny their truth or their soundness, the only direction in which he can proceed historically is not forward, but backward toward the time when there was no equality, no rights of the individual, no rule of the people. Those who wish to proceed in that direction can not lay claim to progress. They are reactionary. Their ideas are not more modern, but more ancient, than those of the Revolutionary fathers…. 

No other theory is adequate to explain or comprehend the Declaration of Independence. It is the product of  the spiritual insight of the people. We live in an age of science and of abounding accumulation of material things. These did not create our Declaration. Our Declaration created them. The things of the spirit come first. Unless we cling to that, all our material prosperity, overwhelming though it may appear, will turn to a barren scepter in our grasp. If we are to maintain the great heritage which has been bequeathed to us, we must be like-minded as the fathers who created it. We must not sink into a pagan materialism. We must cultivate the reverence which they had for the things that are holy. We must follow the spiritual and moral leadership which they showed. We must keep replenished, that they may glow with a more compelling flame, the altar fires before which they worshipped.

Be sure to add the July 5th meeting of the B/CS Tea Party to your list of July 4th – Declaration of Independence celebratory events.


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