A country founded on the belief that human rights are derived from God is now somehow miraculously celebrating its 235th birthday. That same country was started with the belief that when the people are deprived of their God given rights they have the right to abolish that government.
The Declaration of Independence says it all pretty clearly right away:
When, in the course of human events, it becomes necessary for one people to dissolve the political bands which have connected them with another, and to assume among the powers of the earth, the separate and equal station to which the laws of nature and of nature’s God entitle them, a decent respect to the opinions of mankind requires that they should declare the causes which impel them to the separation.
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 to 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.
Who’d a thunk that a bunch of bitter folks clinging to their guns and religion would make such a great country which, for all of it’s problems is still somehow a light in a very dark world.
Kinda’ weird too that the country seems bent on eradicating religion and the right to defend oneself. Many in America have somehow come to the erroneous conclusion over the past few decades that true freedom can only occur with the eradication of religion while the truth is that our entire country is founded on Christian precepts and actually depends upon Christianity to exist.