The End of Independence Day as We Know It: Biden Destroys the Fourth
In 1776 we were fighting King George III, the monarch of Britain. In 2021, we are fighting King Biden, the monarch of America.
Independence Day. A time to celebrate our country’s independence from Britain. This is a time of barbecues, also known as BBQ’s, parades, and fireworks. When the Fourth falls on a weekend, I spend my Fourth at a Braves game (usually a double header) and watch the fireworks display from the stadium.
Celebrating the Fourth of July – also known as Independence Day or July 4th – has been a tradition going as far back as the 18th century. In 1870, the US Congress made July 4th a federal holiday; in 1941, the provision was expanded to grant a paid holiday to all federal employees.
On July 2nd, the Continental Congress voted in favor of American statesman Richard Henry Lee’s resolution for independence in a near-unanimous vote. Two days later delegates from the 13 colonies adopted the Declaration of Independence, a historic document drafted by Thomas Jefferson. On that day, John Adams wrote to his wife Abigail that July 2 “will be celebrated, by succeeding Generations, as the great anniversary Festival” and that the celebration should include “Pomp and Parade…Games, Sports, Guns, Bells, Bonfires and Illuminations from one End of this Continent to the other.”
From 1776 to the present day, July 4th has been celebrated as the birth of American independence. Festivities including concerts, bonfires, parades and the firing of cannons and muskets usually accompanied the first public readings of the Declaration of Independence, beginning immediately after its adoption.
During the summer of 1776 some colonists celebrated the birth of independence by holding mock funerals for King George III as a way of symbolizing the end of the monarchy’s hold on America and the triumph of liberty.
Over the years, the political importance of the holiday would decline, but Independence Day remained an important national holiday and a symbol of patriotism. Even though the political importance of the Fourth has declined, it has never been cancelled but this year, 2021 the threat of cancelling Independence Day is real, too real.
Our nation as well as the world has been stricken by a plague. This plague known as liberalism is threatening the celebration of Independence Day. Thursday in a prime-time address – on the one-year anniversary of the first coronavirus lockdowns – President Joe Biden threatened to cancel Independence Day if Americans did not obey Dr. Anthony Fauci’s pandemic edicts.
“We need everyone to get vaccinated. We need everyone to keep washing their hands. We need everyone to keep wearing the mask,” Biden said from the White House, after telling the American people if they follow Dr. Anthony Fauci’s orders, they might get to spend the 4th of July holiday with their friends and neighbors. But, Biden maintained, “that doesn’t mean large events.”
Might get to spend July 4th with friends and neighbours? I’m not surprised at Biden’s rhetoric as the Left last year (2020) claimed celebrating the Fourth of July was “glorifying white supremacy.”
In a post hastily deleted Monday night (29, June, 2020), the Democratic National Committee announced that President Trump’s plan to celebrate the Fourth of July was “glorifying white supremacy.” No explanation was given as to how celebrating the nation’s independence from the British Empire could be considered racist.
Independence Day commemorates July 4, 1776, when the Continental Congress – representing the citizens of 13 colonies – adopted the most important document the world has ever witnessed declaring that all men are “endowed by their Creator with certain unalienable Rights” and that “to secure these rights, Governments are instituted among Men, deriving their just powers from the consent of the governed.” It continues that “these united Colonies are, and of Right ought to be Free and Independent States, that they are Absolved from all Allegiance to the British Crown.”
In 1776 we were fighting King George III, the monarch of Britain. In 2021, we are fighting King Biden, the monarch of America. Don’t give in to the rhetoric. Celebrate Independence.
About the author:
James is a displaced American eking out a meagre existence in London. He’s a disabled combat veteran and a struggling writer. He’s a former guest blogger for the Huffington Post, but don’t let that discourage you.
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