July 2, 1776 by Robert Socha
“But the Day is past. The Second Day of July 1776, will be the most memorable Epocha, in the History of America
I am apt to believe that it will be celebrated, by succeeding Generations, as the great anniversary Festival. It ought to be commemorated, as the Day of Deliverance by solemn Acts of Devotion to God Almighty. It ought to be solemnized with Pomp and Parade, with Shews, Games, Sports, Guns, Bells, Bonfires and Illuminations from one End of this Continent to the other from this Time forward forever more.
You will think me transported with Enthusiasm but I am not. — I am well aware of the Toil and Blood and Treasure, that it will cost Us to maintain this Declaration, and support and defend these States. — Yet through all the Gloom I can see the Rays of ravishing Light and Glory. I can see that the End is more than worth all the Means. And that Posterity will tryumph in that Days Transaction, even altho We should rue it, which I trust in God We shall not.”
John Adams, in a letter to his wife, Abigail, the day after the first two signatures were added to the Declaration of Independence.
The optimism, enthusiasm, and trust in God is palpable when you revisit Adams’ immediate reaction to the drafting and signing the Declaration. This couple were so intimate in their correspondence that it has provided for us a magnificent record of the journey toward independence. It is a marvelous thing that Providence drew this collection of men together 247 years ago.
After a terrible war the victorious Americans pieced together the Articles of Confederation which allowed the States to run roughshod over the federal government and forced the complete abandoning of those Articles and the drafting of the United States Constitution, signed on September 17, 1787.
The Republic has been descending into chaos ever since.
Most of the time Adams words above are quoted they end the quote with “from this Time forward forever more.” The concluding paragraph was purposefully included here to remind us that the defense of civic virtue and truth requires “Toil, and Blood, and Treasure,” to maintain its integrity. Our unsurpassed wealth has provided such comfort and ease that many are loathe to risk the lifestyle opposing the cultural elite bullying the citizenry into cowed compliance.
For example, the Whitehouse recently imposed a mask mandate for non-vaccinated visitors. Although I would be shocked and amazed if any visitors to this administration had the intestinal fortitude to refuse to comply with the NIH.
247 years ago, 55 men pledged their lives, their fortunes, and their sacred honor to defy a king. Would that we all inherit their boldness continually raising a standard of righteousness to defy the idiocy and divisiveness tearing our Republic asunder.
About the Author
Robert Socha, BIO Robert Socha (so-ha), was born in southern California. He served 5 years 3 months active duty in the United States Air Force; honorably. After his service he took an Associate’s Degree in Practical Theology, where, through his studies, developed a deep love of God and Country and sincere appreciation of the value of Liberty. Robert and his beloved wife of 21-plus years are raising 4 beautiful Texan children. They moved to Hillsdale, Michigan, in 2013, to put their children in Hillsdale Academy. Robert is a sales professional. He and his wife consider Michigan a hidden gem, and absolutely love this city and state (current political environment notwithstanding) they’ve adopted.