The 4th of July is very important to me. On July 4, 1776 General George Washington crossed the Delaware River to surprise the British at a party in Trenton, New Jersey and won our independence from Britain. We also changed the world forever by becoming the first Democracy where people could vote for their leaders. This call of freedom sounded all over the world and many other countries like Iraq, Sweden, and even England have since abandoned their monarchies for Democracies.
What’s sad is that in recent years secularists have tried to take the Christ out of July 4th celebrations. They want to pretend that American is not a Christian country and that our systems of laws and government weren’t patterned after the Bible or that the American Eagle wasn’t chosen as our country’s symbol because by hatching from an egg it was a symbol of the new life we are called to with Jesus. They would like us to forget that the red on the American flag stands for the blood Jesus shed for all mankind. They would like to forget that the words “E Pluribus Unum” (In God We Trust) is on all our money. Do not let them take Jesus out of the 4th of July. When you see a fireworks display be impressed, but remember those fireworks represent us looking to God for guidance and providence.
As fun little exercise I have witten a recipe for an American salad. I think if you read it, you may just find that this recipe has a deeper meaning:
How to Make an American Salad
1. Take 1 pound of British colonists, a half-pound of French colonists, and a half-pound of Indians. Place in a melting pot until the flavors are thoroughly mixed together. At this point remove the Indians. Simmering too long will cause them to get bitter.
2. In a separate melting pot whisk together 4 ounces of family values, A half-cup of Christianity, A cup of freedom, A quarter-cup of liberty, and 17 Constitutional amendments chopped finely.
3. Drizzle liquids over mixture in melting pot.
4. Add immigrants from other countries, but make sure none get in the pot without you putting them there.
5. Top with manifest destiny, individualism, perseverance, and conservatism to taste.
This delicious recipe was first made on July 4, 1776 and should serve 300 million.
Happy 4th of July!!