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It’s apparent that the Democrats’ respect for this nation’s founding documents, starting with the Declaration of Independence, is minimal at best. In the second paragraph of the Declaration of Independence, it states emphatically “We hold these truths to be self-evident, that all men are created equal, that they are endowed by their Creator with certain unalienable Rights, that among these are Life, Liberty and the pursuit of Happiness. — That to secure these rights, Governments are instituted among Men, deriving their just powers from the consent of the governed, — That whenever any Form of Government becomes destructive of these ends, it is the Right of the People to alter or to abolish it, and to institute new Government, laying its foundation on such principles and organizing its powers in such form, as to them shall seem most likely to effect their Safety and Happiness. Prudence, indeed, will dictate that Governments long established should not be changed for light and transient causes; and accordingly all experience hath shewn that mankind are more disposed to suffer, while evils are sufferable than to right themselves by abolishing the forms to which they are accustomed. But when a long train of abuses and usurpations, pursuing invariably the same Object evinces a design to reduce them under absolute Despotism, it is their right, it is their duty, to throw off such Government, and to provide new Guards for their future security. — Such has been the patient sufferance of these Colonies; and such is now the necessity which constrains them to alter their former Systems of Government. The history of the present King of Great Britain is a history of repeated injuries and usurpations, all having in direct object the establishment of an absolute Tyranny over these States. To prove this, let Facts be submitted to a candid world.”

This afternoon, Democrats on the House Judiciary Committee took the first step in what’s expected to be their attempted impeachment of President Trump. In this instance, impeachment would be done because Democrats are sore losers, not because President Trump committed any high crimes or misdemeanors.

This Democrat House of Representatives is setting the principles that this great nation was founded upon on its head. Earlier today, the House Judiciary Committee Democrats voted to hold the Attorney General in contempt of Congress for obeying U.S. statutes.

That’s the definition of changing government “for light and transient reasons.” It’s also the portrait of pettiness. Rep. Doug Collins, (R-GA, the ranking member of the House Judiciary Committee, opined thusly:

It’s time to throw these bad faith Democrats out of office. They’ve been all about investigating President Trump. They haven’t shown any interest in solving this nation’s problems. (Think the illegal immigration crisis.)

Each 4th of July, I make a habit of reading the Declaration of Independence. What’s amazing to me is that it’s constantly teaching me new lessons. This morning, a dear friend called me after midnight to be the first to wish me happy birthday. During our conversation, we talked about different generations’ perspective on history.

The thing about the period that we’re living in right now is that it’s based so frequently on instant gratification. By contrast, the Declaration teaches us something entirely different. Specifically, I’m referring to the part where it says “Prudence, indeed, will dictate that Governments long established should not be changed for light and transient causes; and accordingly all experience hath shewn that mankind are more disposed to suffer, while evils are sufferable than to right themselves by abolishing the forms to which they are accustomed. But when a long train of abuses and usurpations, pursuing invariably the same Object evinces a design to reduce them under absolute Despotism, it is their right, it is their duty, to throw off such Government, and to provide new Guards for their future security.”

My wish is that this nation would return to building things that are long-lasting, resilient and sturdy. The things that the founders built were sturdy. The principles that guided their decisions have withstood the tests thrown at them. Yes, laws have had to be changed but the principles upon which this constitutional republic was built haven’t had to been changed.

Another thing that the Declaration has taught me is that the signers laid out the specific reasons why they were declaring their independence from the throne. Compare that with the flash mobs on college campuses that simply disrupt conservatives with violence. Antifa and its allies act like violent children going through terrible twos. The men who signed the Declaration acted like adults.

Finally, the other thing that the signers of the Declaration of Independence understood was that they would likely be hung for treason if they didn’t defeat the British in the Revolutionary War. That’s why these words stand so proudly:

And for the support of this Declaration, with a firm reliance on the protection of Divine Providence, we mutually pledge to each other our Lives, our Fortunes, and our sacred Honor.

Happy Independence Day. May Nature’s God continue to bless the nation He helped create.