Of all our founding documents, the Declaration of
Independence is the most profound because in a
single sentence it describes what is so unique about
these truths to be self-evident, that all men are
created equal, that they are endowed by their
Creator with certain unalienable rights, that among
these are life, liberty and the pursuit of
happiness,” America became the exceptional
experiment in freedom.
The idea God had given each and every patriot
rights which cannot be taken away was truly
revolutionary, but the passing years have lulled
citizens into thinking life, liberty and the pursuit
of happiness are as permanent as the sunrise.
They are not.
Such unalienable rights may never be taken by
force, yet sadly, we eagerly trade them away every
Here is how:
For over a century, progressives have promoted the
illusion man’s rights come from government rather
For government to deliver a right to
healthcare, a living wage, retirement, food, housing
and free higher education it must be massive;
consuming the bounty of every citizen, plus the
bounty of generations not yet conceived.
These huge programs magically enslave both
the producing class in debt and the non-producing
class in dependency.
After all, the man who must kneel to give
thanks for the crumbs tossed by the ruling class, is
no freer than the man who worked all day producing
To most Americans, that truth is not
self-evident and this brings me to my point.
It is mutually exclusive to identify as a
progressive patriot; you can be one or the other,
but not both.
Therefore, to relieve the angst of
progressives celebrating Independence Day while
simultaneously voting to enslave the unwashed, I
propose liberals establish their less hypocritical,
national holiday, called Dependence Day.
Here are some options which will not conflict
with the July 4th birth of American
July 2nd is the day Congress
passed the Sixteenth Amendment launching the massive
redistribution of wealth through income taxes.
March 4th, was inauguration day
for President Woodrow Wilson, the
great-great-grandfather of American progressivism.
Social Security enslaved every senior on
August 14th and President Johnson first
mentioned his Great Society programs on May 7th.
Last, but not least we have Obamacare passing
Congress by a parliamentary sleight of hand on March
your favorite, because each one represents swapping
God’s gift of unalienable rights, liberty and
limited government for bondage under progressive