Thank God for Independence Day

Thomas Jefferson God gave life and liberty

If you’re a regular reader or listener of the Strident Conservative, you’ve heard me talking a lot lately about how our constitutional rights are being threatened, inching us closer, I believe, to becoming a post-constitutional America.

Even if you disagree with my conclusions, there can be no doubt about how inside-the-beltway politicians routinely put the constitution on the back burner when passing laws designed to line their pockets as they build their empire.

And while it can be very frustrating to find a way to turn the tide, I believe we can still find inspiration today, July 4th, 2017, America’s Birthday.

Think about that for a moment. The greatest nation, perhaps in the history of the world, was formed when we adopted the Declaration of Independence on this date in 1776 — a nation dedicated to the proposition that all men are created equal, and endowed by their Creator with certain unalienable rights, among them, life, liberty and the pursuit of happiness.

Have we always lived up to that lofty goal? Of course not. We are fallen men and women living in a fallen world, and as a result, that means we miss the mark from time to time, but we are also men and women who know that because we live in a land of liberty and freedom, we can pick ourselves up again. And we can work to make America what it was meant to be.

So with all of the noise in Washington, and with the PC crowd always working to drown out the ideals that made America great in the past, let’s take some time today, America’s birthday, to remember how she began. Let’s take time to remember the hundreds of thousands of men and women who gave their lives us over the centuries and made it possible for you and me to be here today to celebrate America’s birthday.

And maybe before you fire up the grill, light the fireworks and attend those parades, take a moment to thank our Creator for allowing us to live in America because in the words of Ronald Reagan, “If we ever forget that we are one nation under God, then we will be a nation gone under.”

On behalf of all of us at the Strident Conservative, let me wish you a happy and safe Independence Day celebration, and let me close by saying . . . “Happy Birthday, America! May God richly bless you!

Here’s a little musical inspiration to get your freedom juices flowing from Kid Rock:


Don't Feed The RINOsDavid Leach is the owner of The Strident Conservative, your source for opinion that’s politically-incorrect and always “right.” His articles can also be found on

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