Sunday, July 4, 2021

Happy Independence Day!


One of the many things I like about Independence Day, when it falls on a Sunday, is being able to say to the faithful, "Today we celebrate our freedom from the tyrannous yoke of the English." 

It's a good way to start a homily and sets you up for "what is freedom?" The positive power of thinking and acting according to what's right and true, of choosing the good. Hats off to St. Augustine.

What does this look like? I liked this, from LL

Embrace freedom... promote smaller government, and lower the decision-making to the lowest possible common denominator. Make representatives accountable to those that they represent. We are not their servants. They are ours. It is only this way that we can be independent.


And John Adams had this to say, via WWW:

It ought to be commemorated, as the Day of 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.


Right on, and now for some pork chops, given that no one can afford steak apart from our elite "let them eat 16 cents" rulers.




LL said...

Happy Independence Day, LSP.

I think that you need to be a chaplain at Ft. Hood.

Ed Bonderenka said...

I trust you enjoyed your day.
I started mine with church, then ribs, chicken, beans and slaw.
Then family and fireworks at my brother's.
Thank you Father for this country and my citizenship in it.

Infidel de Manahatta said...

Happy Independence Day!


1775 or 2021?

Kid said...

Still America around here. Guy next door had an impressive fireworks show that lasted over an hour. He had to have put some money into that. Just about everything you'd see at a regular show but at around 100 feet. Didn't see any cops come by.
Democrats just down the street must have been 'displeased'. HO HO !

Wild, wild west said...

How to sing our National Anthem:

Now if you'll excuse me, there's some dust in the air here, have to clear my eyes....

LSP said...

LL, that's a good call, let's see.

Happy, late, 4th!

LSP said...

That sounds perfect, Ed.

LSP said...

Whoa, Infidel!

I feel Adams miscast but... great vid.

2021? Independence is racist, obviously. We must submit, gladly, to globalist elite betters. Part of that means wearing masks, interestingly.

LSP said...

Same here, Kid. Heh. Nice.

LSP said...

WWW, same.