The 4th of July is More than Hotdogs and Fireworks

I remember celebrating the fourth of July in England, when I was sixteen years old.

Well, I couldn’t exactly celebrate it because I couldn’t find anyone in England who understood the significance of it. I sort of forgot that they lost. And unfortunately, it seems that there are millions of Americans who forget that we won.

We won the right to have control over our destinies, to express ourselves, to worship as we choose, to keep and bear arms to protect ourselves from an oppressive government, to determine who lives in our homes, who our leaders are, who we choose to govern us.

And as we see six members of a nine member panel of appointed judges not having even a semi-working knowledge of the document that guaranteed these inalienable rights, then maybe it is time to remind ourselves again. Just who are we as a nation?

We stretch the constitution to justify killing unborn and partially born children while ignoring it to allow prayer in school.

We enlarge the first amendment to allow degrading and misogynist pornography, but insist that the right to keep and bear arms is not a right reserved to the individual . .. even though it is in the Bill of Rights . . .reserved to the individual. M

aybe this July Fourth, instead of cooking hotdogs and watching firecrackers, maybe we should all read the constitution together and remember why we are celebrating this holiday.