Independence Day Articles
What Happened to "We the People"?
“We the People,” by God’s providence, formed the Constitution of the United States of America. It was a “Model of Liberty.” But by whom will the fate of America ultimately be determined? By "We the Government"? "We the World"? or "We the People"?
Independence Day – Our Responsibility
Every Fourth of July, citizens across the nation celebrate the birthday of America. With fireworks, barbecues, parades, and picnics, Americans demonstrate their patriotism for our great nation. But Independence Day is more than just a birthday party for America. It’s a national celebration of our country’s unique heritage of freedom.
An Independence Day Celebration
We invite you to celebrate with us the foundations of this great nation, to reflect on who are we as a people. "Therefore whosoever heareth these sayings of mine, and doeth them, I will liken him unto a wise man, which built his house upon a rock: and the rain descended, and the floods came, and the winds blew, and beat upon that house; and it fell not: for it was founded upon a rock," (Matthew 7:24-25).
Independence Day Resources
The Declaration of Independence
On Christmas morning, many of us read the account of Christ's birth to commemorate the birth of the One Who would die to bring us eternal freedom. So why not do something similar this Independence Day? Why not read the document that announced the birth of our country?
The U.S. Constitution
Read it. Know it. Own it. ... Or the men who habitually twist it will own you and this great nation.
The Bill of Rights
As the Constitution was being debated, the fear that the Constitution was vague enough to allow the central government to convert to open tyranny was often voiced. This document was specifically written to allay those fears.
The Federalist Papers
Well worth the read, this series of 85 essays, written by Alexander Hamilton, John Jay, and James Madison between October 1787 and May 1788, urged states to ratify the U.S. Constitution.