- Rickey Musgrove
Celebrating The Birthday of The USA
Stop and think about this for a moment. Not many nations have a birthday celebration.
Their beginnings are lost in time and what they are today is hardly connected to what they
were in the past.
The birth of our nation is unique. We celebrate what our founding fathers did in a specific location, but it is much more than that. It wasn't just for their day; it is how we have lived and conducted our lives for over two hundred years.
The marriage of The Declaration of Independence to the Constitution is the absolute closest thing I have ever seen to God's mandate for mankind all over the world for all time. By God's mandate for all of mankind, I am talking about Genesis 1:26-28, 31-2:3
It is the freedom and empowerment of all men, under the authority, order and blessing of God. It is about individual freedom and self-government. It is the collection of these individuals giving limited and delegated powers to a federal govt. to protect the God given rights of the people. Powers, delegated by the people, must not usurp the rights given us by our Creator.
This marriage between the Declaration of Independence and the Constitution is not just for their time but for all time. It is not just for the USA but for mankind over all of the earth. I am not proposing that the USA colonize or police the world. I am saying that our National Sovereignty and society as a people must be a light and example of freedom, once again, to all of the world.
The goal of liberals and progressives is to divorce these two documents. They say the
Constitution must be alive and change to meet the need of the day. Their vision is a bigger
Government to meet the need of a greater number of needy and weak people, which is caused by their own ungodly elitist world view and regime policies. Scriptures call it “high looks,” and it is coming down in this day. Read Psalm 18:25-27 and take hope.
John Adams, on July 3, 1776 wrote to his wife the day after the Declaration of Independence was adopted by the Continental Congress.
"I am apt to believe that it will be celebrated, by succeeding generations, as
the great anniversary Festival. It ought to be commemorated, as the Day of
Deliverance by SOLEMN ACTS OF DEVOTION TO GOD ALMIGHTY. It ought to be solemnized with pomp and parade, with shows, games, sports,
guns, bells, bonfires and illuminations from one End of this Continent to the
other from this time forward forever more."
The Greatest Generation
It was said by Tom Brokaw and confirmed by many that the greatest generation was the
generation during WWII. As great as they are I believe the greater generation was that of
our founding fathers.
Our founders waged "A War of Independence," not a Revolution.
The founders believed in States rights, including the right to secede from the Union.
A nation of immigrants? Most of the founders were third and fourth generation Americans.
If the States Go Down, So Does Liberty
“The States can never lose their powers till the whole people of America are robbed of
their liberties. These must go together; they must support each other, or meet one
--- Alexander Hamilton, in 1788
As our fathers did in the beginning, so it is true today: "Appeal to Heaven!"
Because I know what the Lord is saying to His Body today, I truly believe that the greatest generation is being raised up today. Not only in the USA but in every people group, every language and in every nation of the earth!
“The Politically Incorrect Guide to The Founding Fathers.” Brion McClanahan
“The Founders Key:” Larry Arnn
Also, free online courses on the Constitution: “Hillsdale College.”