It’s Independence Day. A day we celebrate the independence we enjoy as Americans.
What Independence do we really have?
All of us must follow the laws. Laws concerning how we drive, how we act in public, what we do on others property and sometimes on our own. Many of us live is sub-divisions where the Neighborhood Association Nazis control every aspect of your life from the time you cross the entrance sign until you leave. At our work place we are told how to dress, how to do our jobs and even what time to pee.
You could live somewhere else but maybe not the home you want. You could quit your job but you have bills and the taxes used to make the laws that tell us what to do must be paid or the tax man will take it all.
So are we really independent?
Yes. We have the independence to pick the people who make those laws. We can petition them to change the laws and convince our neighbors to do the same. We can run to be one of the Sub-Division Nazis making the rules everyone must follow. You can run for the school board and shape the direction your children’s education takes. You can start your own company and set your own hours and dress code.
The problem with independence is that it requires an effort. To be independent you must patriciate in the process and make an effort to influence how that independence looks. You have the independence to move into the country and live off the land. You can leave the grid and become self-sufficient. It’s hard work. If you choose not to be a mountain man then you must participate if you want to enjoy true independence.
As a society we have become lazy. We sit around and complain about everything that is wrong, relinquishing our independence without making any effort to become part of the process and make a difference. Our great democracy was based on individuals stepping up, volunteering their time to make the system work. To serve their community and country. Individuals were supposed to be part of the system. It was never designed for an exclusive few to make all the decisions.
WE GAVE UP OUR INDIVIDUAL INDEPENDENCE.
It is time that the average and not so average Americans stand up and take their independence back. To shout NO, and fight for what they believe in. To understand that everyone has the right to independence and the pursuit of happiness. It’s our Country! Those brave individuals under General Washington faced overwhelming odds facing the British army to earn our independence. They gave up their time and money to draft and ratify our Constitution. They created businesses and schools and cities. They built the world around them. THEY. They didn’t wait for someone else to do it for them.
It’s time for the second American Revolution. Not with guns and swords but with all of us standing up for what we believe America should be. To get involved, to run for office, to support those who do run and share our vision. It’s time for the average American to take back their country.
VIVA the Revolution!!