Today is the 4th of July – Independence Day. Everyone celebrates the holiday in their own unique way, but the day usually ends in fireworks. There is never a shortage of cookouts, baseball, American flags, and in our house, watching Bill Pullman’s speech in the movie Independence Day. Every year America gets excited to celebrate, but what, exactly, are we celebrating?

The Second Continental Congress voted to declare independence from Great Britain on July 4th, 1776. 

I, for one, am thankful that vote happened. Declaring independence from an oppressive government ruler on behalf of life, liberty and the pursuit of happiness is a powerful action and one that deserves to be celebrated. It is, however, important to remember that the fight for liberty didn’t begin on the 4th of July. Instead, there were years of growth, organizing, and naturalizing the idea of liberty and independence with those who may not have understood the implications of British rule and how restricted their freedoms truly were. Our Founding Fathers carried torches into battle and served as a beacon of hope for those seeking liberty.

Today, People for Liberty proudly continues to carry the torch for freedom.

We can’t sell liberty because it’s not something to be packaged, bought, or sold. Liberty is a right that courses through the blood of every man, woman, and child that walks this planet. Unfortunately, the public has slowly lost their voice as the government oppresses in the name of safety, equity, and the misplaced belief that an institution knows better than an individual what is best for them. We are losing liberty.

The government is not superior to the people.

People for Liberty exists to grow the belief of liberty into a cohesive, organized movement where we #Act4Liberty – where the voice of liberty can rise above the government-induced chaos and speak to the public as the voice of reason and serve as the leader of a coalition for freedom.

I can think of no better date to act on behalf of liberty than today. Stand up against liberty affecting legislation. Join a group that is already standing up for liberty. Get involved in your community and do something for people instead of the government. The smallest minority is the individual, which is what the government counts on for power. Let’s change that.

Today, we celebrate success after years of the blood, sweat, and tears our Founding Fathers shed for the value of freedom. Today, let’s not let their legacy fall to the wayside.

Take action for liberty.

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