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The 4th of July Has Become a Hollow Celebration
How the Education System and Government Have Stripped Away Our Liberties
Unfortunately, July 4th has become a day of deceit. What was once a commemoration of the freest country in history has transformed into a hollow celebration, masking the harsh reality that America is no longer the land of liberty it once claimed to be. The oratory of politicians continues to describe a mythical America, while the original freedom and security that made it unique have disappeared into thin air.
We find ourselves living in a country plagued by confiscatory taxes, where the Constitution and Bill of Rights have become mere symbols, justifying governmental actions that contradict their very essence. Business is now regulated by the state down to the tiniest detail, and there seem to be no limits on what Congress or the President can decide to do. In essence, America has become not much different from Germany, France, England, or Spain—countries that were never known for their commitment to individual freedoms.
Gone too is the sense of peace and security that once defined America. Geographically shielded by two vast oceans and flanked by friendly neighbors, America used to be insulated from the never-ending wars and destruction that plagued other parts of the world. But now, everyone's business is America's business. Presidents arrogantly assume the role of global rulers, determining who should govern in any corner of the earth and dispatching Americans to die in pursuit of these imperialistic ambitions. The world used to look up to America as an inspiration, proof that peace and liberty were attainable. Now, however, fear grips both Americans and the rest of the world, as America's military might is wielded with reckless abandon.
The erosion of true freedom and the expansion of government control can be traced back to the education system, which was handed over to the government in the 19th century and massively expanded in the 20th. Generations of Americans have been taught that freedom equates to taxes, regulations, civic duty, and bearing the burden of the world's problems. They have been deprived of the knowledge that a better life is possible—a life in which government doesn't micromanage healthcare, education, welfare, and business. In this better society, individuals are free to chart their own destinies, liberated from the chains of the state.
Thankfully, a remnant of Americans has managed to keep the flame of liberty, peace, and self-respect alive, passing these concepts from one generation to the next. They understand that the current system is flawed, recognizing that human beings are not born to serve the state or police the world. However, they need encouragement and support to break free from the cycle of supporting those who are stripping away their freedoms.
While you and I may not possess the money or influence to single-handedly change America, we can still contribute by spreading the word about a better society—one where individuals are truly free and government is restrained, rather than the other way around. It is through this grassroots effort that we may eventually reach those who do have the means to rally tens of millions of Americans toward positive change.
There are no guarantees that this transformation will occur, but it is undeniably possible. The desire to live one's own life is as innate in human beings as the will to survive and the longing to procreate. If we continue to persist, we may tap into that primal urge and unite the necessary forces to restore the true spirit of America.
And then, and only then, will the 4th of July be worthy of celebration once more—a day when we can genuinely honor the ideals of liberty, peace, and self-determination that once made America a beacon of hope for the world.