THE IRON PEN by Daniel Hite

July 4, 2011

July 4, 2011…Still much work to do

Filed under: Liberty,providence — danielhite @ 12:01 am
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The Libertarian Examiner is reporting on a poll that reveals only 42% of Americans know the year of America’s independence–1776. With younger people polled, the figure is worse. (Poll results)  We have much work to do.

This is the bold proclamation of the Declaration of Independence on July 4, 1776:

 “We hold these truths to be self-evident, that all men are created equal, that they are endowed by their
creator with certain inalienable rights, that among these are Life, Liberty, and the pursuit of Happiness.”

God, not government, endows us with rights. From our God-given right to Liberty comes:


  • Liberty of Conscience– (the right to our own opinions, beliefs and convictions)
  • Religious Liberty– (the right to religious activity according to the convictions of conscience)
  • Liberty of  Action– (the right of self-expression and protection– to speak our mind; peacefully assemble; bear  arms, etc.)
  • Economic Liberty– (the right to acquire and control our own property)


  • Civil (or political) Liberty– (the right to determine the form and process of our own civil government)

These individual and corporate liberties are precious to us as Americans because they were purchased and protected with the blood, sweat, and tears of our forefathers who committed to each other their lives, fortunes, and sacred honor. The absolute least we can do is remember July 4, 1776 as well as those conflicts and wars where American lives were (and are) on the line to protect these liberties. Take some time on July 4 to remember and return thanks to God who superintends it all.

“One nation under God, indivisible, with liberty and justice for all”

“Blessed is the nation whose God is the Lord, the people whom He has chosen for His own inheritance.” – Psalm 33:12



  1. 4th of July in (rain-soaked) MO, 2011

    Good morning to “The Iron Pen!”

    Our family was expectantly looking for
    an article today, and …


    Praising the Lord for the U.S.A. and for
    you (Psalm 144:15),

    the Williams’ of (James) Monroe Street

    Comment by the Williams Family — July 4, 2011 @ 9:05 am | Reply

  2. Weekend in (damp) MO, July 9, 2011

    Good morning to “The Iron Pen” and his family!

    This is such an important article that the Lord gave
    you to share, we are commenting a second time.

    Though many have been, sadly, deceived into
    thinking that it’s all about the economy, nothing
    could be farther from the truth.

    No, it’s never been about the economy; it’s
    always been about the HEART. In fact, quite
    simply put, the heart of the matter is just that …
    the heart.

    God bless you, and keep spurring us on!

    Sincerely (Psalm 144:15),

    the Williams’ <

    Comment by the Williams Family — July 9, 2011 @ 10:08 am | Reply

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