July 4, 2016
By Bob Cox
Some opinions, comments and links relating to what is happening in this great nation and, in particular, in Western Colorado.
HAPPY BIRTHDAY, AMERICA!
For the past few days I have had friends a family, mostly family, at my home for our annual July party. We had 51 for our meal on Saturday. Politics, for the most part are banned during these get-togethers, but this year concerns boiled to the top several times. Almost every time the subject came up someone expressed concern about where our country is headed and how much it has changed in the last decade. I was reminded that, while most people recognize the introductory portion of the Declaration of Independence, many do not know much about what is in the body of that important document – the document that started us on a pathway of becoming a sovereign representative republic.
I think that on such an important day as this day is we should reflect a little on some of the statements made in the body of the Declaration. We must remember that this document was a long time coming and that the King was the problem. Sadly, some of the allegations of the abusive power of the King sound all too familiar today:
He has refused his Assent to Laws, the most wholesome and necessary for the public good.
He has refused to pass other Laws for the accommodation of large districts of people, unless those people would relinquish the right of Representation in the Legislature, a right inestimable to them and formidable to tyrants only.
He has obstructed the Administration of Justice, by refusing his Assent to Laws for establishing Judiciary powers.
He has erected a multitude of New Offices, and sent hither swarms of Officers to harrass our people, and eat out their substance.
He has made Judges dependent on his Will alone, for the tenure of their offices…
He has combined with others to subject us to a jurisdiction foreign to our constitution, and unacknowledged by our laws; giving his Assent to their Acts of pretended Legislation…
So, today, of all days, we should sit back and reflect on what has happened to this country of ours and how we are going to get it back on track. Unfortunately, we may have to once again choose the lesser of two evils, but we must do it. We may have to agree to disagree, but we must do it. We may have to accept the leadership of one as opposed to the non-leadership of another, regardless of our knowing up front that we are not getting all we want.
Above all, this election cycle, we must look ahead. We must not allow the obstruction of administration of our laws by allowing the appointment of judges and justices based on their willingness to bow to extreme left-winged agendas.
We must not allow a lawless, liar to occupy the highest office in the land. We must read the Declaration and vow to remember what caused it to be signed by those 56 great patriots. We must celebrate the birthday with much more than parties and fireworks.
Have a great day
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© Robert R. Cox 2016