|Happy 4th of July!|
|This is my absolute favorite holiday. |
This is the day that we Americans declared that we were free, independent, and set apart from the rest of the world who were subjects to kings and emperors. We set our own course. We declared ourselves to be independent, self reliant, free. We did not slough off the shackles of a king to then be bound by another king.
We declared that we were sovereigns, that we were “endowed by (our) Creator with certain unalienable Rights, that among these are
Life, Liberty and the pursuit of Happiness. ”
We rose up and stated that by the “Authority of the good People” we had the right, entitled by God, to be a new and separate country. A people bound together not by a flag, a fence or by force, but an idea. The idea of the united States of America. Each state independent, each state free, each state with their own guiding constitution, government, and leaders.
But no king.
I always marvel that our founders did not look to others for their liberty. They stated that we had a natural right to liberty. But with this declaration comes the responsibility to maintain this liberty.
– No king is coming to save us.
– No one will come to our rescue.
– It is us, and us alone.
We are a people who strive for a more perfect union, one that is rooted in safety with the goal of being happy. What an amazing idea.
That is why I am running for re-election. We have a government of citizen servants who answer to the people, to you.
I will never forget that the reason I was elected as a State Representative is to serve the people. Never myself.