By Tom TancredoWhy do we continue to celebrate Independence Day each July Fourth when we no longer cherish independence?
Someday soon, our progressive politicians will propose celebrating the first Monday in July as Global Interdependence Day, and no one will protest as long as it includes barbecues and fireworks.
It’s sobering to ask, who is really celebrating independence?
Our schools no longer teach our children the meaning of the Declaration of Independence.
Our elected officials no longer protect our sovereignty.
Our courts do not recognize or even comprehend God-given “unalienable rights” for which the patriots of 1776 pledged their lives, their fortunes and their sacred honor.
Our professors, priests and “futurists” are so enamored of “global citizenship” they see individual rights as an anachronism.
Multiculturalism is not an idea to be debated, it’s the new orthodoxy to be obeyed. Or else!
And so, is it any wonder that independence has a low standing in our hierarchy of “values”?
Until very recently, our new immigrants were the ones who reminded us of our special place in world history. We are the first nation, in Thomas Jefferson’s words, to come into being by the force of reason and not an accident of geography. The fundamental radicalism of the American founding was the idea that individual freedom is among our God-given rights, and government exists to secure those natural rights, not to trample them. Continue reading at breitbart.com.