Happy 4th of July to all - ESSENTIAL LIBERTY - May God Bless America!
Deliverance by solemn Acts of Devotion to God Almighty. It ought to be
solemnized with Pomp and Parade, with Shews, Games, Sports, guns, Bells,
Bonfires and Illuminations from one End of this Continent to the other from this
Time forward forever more." --John Adams
honor of the establishment and preservation of Essential Liberty, we offer a few remarks from an
young American Patriot standing watch on the front lines in Afghanistan,
followed by insights from our Founding Fathers, as fitting reminders of the
constant vigil which must be maintained in defense of Liberty.
Wisdom from the Warfront -- Enemies Foreign and
"As an officer who faces combat challenges daily, and
who has experienced my share of heartache in defense of our great nation in
accordance with my oath, it pains me to see our elected 'leaders'
so willfully defy their oaths to support our Constitution. But, war has taught
me that we just take today at our best, because we never know what tomorrow will
"The seemingly insurmountable battle to salvage what
is left of American Liberty simply means God will provide a great movement and
great leaders to get the job done in His timing. While we may see no solution,
it's undoubtedly already in the making and I can only pray that He continues to
use me in His service, along with all the other great Americans Patriots across
"Battles would not be great and triumphant if they
were easy. The more the Left undermines Rule of Law, the more glorious the
reconstitution and restoration will be, the mightier the battle, and the
mightier the men who will fight it. I simply pray that I continue to grow to
fight that war, just as I am fighting this one, and that God preserves me to do
so. God provided us with the means and the personal example to triumph over the
greatest of evils, He has provided us with the solutions to our own problems, we
simply must trust it is within His plan.
"Keep fighting the good fight, do not despair on the
4th of July, but celebrate that Providence provided us with the greatest
blueprint for governments among men in 1789, with the spirit of 1776. As
Alexander Hamilton said, 'The sacred rights of mankind are not to be rummaged
for among old parchments or musty records. They are written, as with a sunbeam,
in the whole volume of human nature, by the Hand of Divinity itself, and can
never be erased or obscured by mortal power.' Our rights are only referenced by
the Declaration, but endowed by our Creator, and as such, are self-evident.
Obama cannot erase them and long after we are dead and gone, the rights of man
will be preserved in the essence of God's creation available only through
reflection in His gift of reason. Evil ultimately will not prevail -- we are
blueprinted with Victory."
Timeless Wisdom of our Founders:
"This was the object of the Declaration of
Independence. Not to find out new principles, or new arguments, never before
thought of, not merely to say things which had never been said before; but to
place before mankind the common sense of the subject, in terms so plain and firm
as to command their assent, and to justify ourselves in the independent stand we
are compelled to take." --Thomas Jefferson
"All that I have, and all that I am and all that I
hope to be in life I am now ready to stake upon it; and I leave off as I began,
that live or die, survive or perish, I am for the declaration." --John Adams at
the signing of the Declaration of Independence
"In Europe, charters of liberty have been granted by
power. America has set the example ... of charters of power granted by liberty.
This revolution in the practice of the world, may, with an honest praise, be
pronounced the most triumphant epoch of its history, and the most consoling
presage of its happiness." --James Madison
"The value of liberty was thus enhanced in our
estimation by the difficulty of its attainment, and the worth of characters
appreciated by the trial of adversity." --George Washington
"Is life so dear or peace so sweet as to be purchased
at the price of chains and slavery? Forbid it, Almighty God. I know not what
course others may take, but as for me, give me liberty or give me death!"
"If ye love wealth better than liberty, the
tranquility of servitude better than the animating contest of freedom, go home
from us in peace. We ask not your counsels or arms. Crouch down and lick the
hands which feed you. May your chains set lightly upon you and may posterity
forget that ye were our countrymen." --Samuel Adams
"It is a common observation here that our cause is
the cause of all mankind, and that we are fighting for their liberty in
defending our own." --Benjamin Franklin
"Those who expect to reap the blessings of freedom,
must, like men, undergo the fatigues of supporting it." --Thomas
"The flames kindled on the 4 of July 1776, have
spread over too much of the globe to be extinguished by the feeble engines of
despotism; on the contrary, they will consume these engines and all who work
them." --Thomas Jefferson
Lest we forget, here are the 56 brave and honorable
men to whom we owe our lives, our fortunes and our sacred honor:
John Hancock. Button Gwinnett. Lyman Hall. George
Walton. William Hooper. Joseph Hewes. John Penn. Edward Rutledge. Thomas Heyward
Jr. Thomas Lynch Jr. Arthur Middleton. Samuel Chase. William Paca. Thomas Stone.
Charles Carroll of Carrollton. George Wythe. Richard Henry Lee. Thomas
Jefferson. Benjamin Harrison. Thomas Nelson, Jr. Francis Lightfoot Lee. Carter
Braxton. Robert Morris. Benjamin Rush. Benjamin Franklin. John Morton. George
Clymer. James Smith. George Taylor. James Wilson. George Ross. Caesar Rodney.
George Read. Thomas McKean. William Floyd. Philip Livingston. Francis Lewis.
Lewis Morris. Richard Stockton. John Witherspoon. Francis Hopkinson. John Hart.
Abraham Clark. Josiah Bartlett. William Whipple. Samuel Adams. John Adams.
Robert Treat Paine. Elbridge Gerry. Stephen Hopkins. William Ellery. Roger
Sherman. Samual Huntington. William Williams. Oliver Wolcott. Matthew
We invite you to read again our Declaration of