Tuesday, July 04, 2006

Independence Day

On July 4th, 1776, the Continental Congress ratified the Declaration of Independence of the 13 American colonies from the Kingdom of Great Britain. It was an act fraught with destiny:
In CONGRESS, July 4, 1776.

The unanimous Declaration of the thirteen united States of America,

When, in the Course of human Events, it becomes necessary for one People to dissolve the Political Bands which have connected them with another, and to assume, among the Powers of the Earth, the separate and equal Station to which the Laws of Nature and of Nature's God entitle them, a decent Respect to the Opinions of Mankind requires that they should declare the Causes which impel them to the Separation.
This was not a mere local rebellion, but it led to a broader European war, and it sparked revolution throughout the Western world.

How we ought to be governed? is an ancient question and Christian scripture does not give many clues, perhaps because we should seek the Kingdom of Heaven instead. We are told that we are to "render unto Caesar", but how should Caesar render unto God, and more importantly, how should citizens in democracies, little Caesars all, act?. Unlike the state religions in other parts of the world, Christians are forced to use reason and truth to find a proper government.

1 comment:

  1. Independence Day celebrates the secession of the Colonies/States from the British Empire. The Second Secession was the secession of the States from the Federal Government to form the Confederate States of America.

    As to who is sovereign, the U.S. Constitution states it is the people who are sovereign:

    We the People of the United States, in Order to form a
    more perfect Union, establish Justice, insure domestic
    Tranquility, provide for the common defense, promote the
    general Welfare, and secure the Blessings of Liberty to
    ourselves and our Posterity, do ordain and establish this
    Constitution for the United States of America.

    In contradistinction, the Confederate Constitution states that God is the Sovereign and he is directly appealed to in the preamble:

    We, the people of the Confederate States, each
    State acting in its sovereign and independent
    character, in order to form a permanent federal government,
    establish justice, insure domestic tranquillity,
    and secure the blessings of liberty to ourselves and our
    posterity -- invoking the favor and guidance of
    Almighty God
    -- do ordain and establish this
    Constitution for the Confederate States of America.

    Further, the Confederate flags contain distinctly Christian symbols -- the St. Andrew’s cross -- in both the National Flag and the Battle Flag.

    Politically correct history written by the Yankees seeks to sweep these inconvenient facts under the rug to maintain its lies. By the way, it was not a Civil War, it was Lincoln’s War of Aggression against the Confederate Government. A civil war is two groups fighting over one government. The South had its own government, army, navy, post office, etc.

    Even the Confederacy’s motto -- Deo Vindice -- is a prayer to God to vindicate the Southern peoples' struggle for freedom. The Confederacy was, and is, a Christian Republic in contradistinction to the secular humanist democracy of the United States.