Chairman’s Welcome: July 4, 2012Posted by chris on Jul 3, 2012
On behalf of all of us at the Georgia Republican Party, I would like to wish each of you a very Happy Independence Day! This year marks the 236th Anniversary of the Continental Congress’ adoption of the Declaration of Independence from the Kingdom of Great Britain, an incredible document standing for freedom and guiding the birth of our great nation.
In the time that has passed since July 4, 1776, the United States of America has grown into the strong, proud and free republic of which we all have the honor and privilege of calling home. Through times of both triumph and defeat, our nation has not only survived, but we have persevered and prospered.
This year, however, we face a battle to protect the very core values that support the foundation of our nation. Never before in our lifetimes have we witnessed an Administration that holds our Constitution in such low regard as the Obama Administration has exhibited over the past four years. Our resolve has been tested, but I am proud to say that our will to prevail has never been stronger.
Simply put, our time to fight is now! Together, we are all warriors on the battlefield to save the United States of America. From now until November 6th, Mitt Romney, the Republican Party and each of us will bring the fight to the Democrats like they have never seen before. Victory is within our reach, and failure is simply not an option.
I am proud to fight today for the same reason that our forefathers fought over 230 years ago – so that our children will live in a better America, embracing the freedoms that we must never take for granted.
During today’s parades, cookouts, celebrations and fireworks, it is important that we all reflect upon the meaning of Independence. The preamble of the Declaration of Independence reads in part:
“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, laying its foundation on such principles and organizing its powers in such form, as to them shall seem most likely to effect their Safety and Happiness. Prudence, indeed, will dictate that Governments long established should not be changed for light and transient causes; and accordingly all experience hath shewn, that mankind are more disposed to suffer, while evils are sufferable, than to right themselves by abolishing the forms to which they are accustomed. But when a long train of abuses and usurpations, pursuing invariably the same Object evinces a design to reduce them under absolute Despotism, it is their right, it is their duty, to throw off such Government, and to provide new Guards for their future security.”
On this day and always, let us remember the sacrifices made in the name of American independence. Freedom is not free, and we fight today to continue the legacy laid forth by our forefathers.
May God bless you, and may God continue to bless the United States of America!
Happy Independence Day!