July 4, 2023
On July 4, 1776, Congress approved the Declaration of Independence and acknowledged God as the source of our rights and not to separate God from the state.
The Declaration states, “We hold 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; that to secure these rights, governments are instituted among men, deriving their just powers from the consent of the governed. That whenever any form of government becomes destructive of these ends, it is the right of the people to alter or to abolish it and to institute new government.”
The heart and soul of American government is to acknowledge that there is a Creator and He gives specific inalienable rights to man. Government exists to protect our God given rights.
In the Declaration, the Founders listed twenty-seven grievances against the tyrant King George III. Most citizens today are only familiar with “taxation without representation.”
- abuse of representative powers was listed 11 times more than taxation without representation
- military power abuse was listed seven times more often
- judicial powers abuse was listed four times more
- not to mention the religious and moral issues listed
Today, our nation is experiencing the same abuses of power from a tyrannical government the Founding Fathers delivered us from.
“If My people who are called by My name will humble themselves, and pray and seek My face, and turn from their wicked ways, then I will hear from heaven, and will forgive their sin and heal their land.”
(2 Chronicles 7:14)
In the year of our Lord 2023 –
Blessings, Tom Hughes
President, Alliance for Religious Freedom, LLC