“For even when we were with you, we would give you this command: If anyone is not willing to work, let him not eat.”
2 Thessalonians 3:10 ESV
As we celebrate the signing of The Declaration of Independence, which explained why we wanted to be independent from British rule, let’s think about what independence means to us as a society. Our independence gives us freedom, which does not mean FREE everything. The Founding Fathers realized that independence comes with a cost and a government was formed to protect the interests of our country. Somehow it seems we have become an entitled people who expect the government to take care of all needs, for “free”. Benjamin Franklin said, “When the people find they can vote themselves money, that will herald the end of the republic.” Truly we allow dependent people to vote for their own government funding! About 35% of Americans receive government assistance!! And many are illegal aliens!! The financial pressures on taxpayers of such BIG government is what originally caused our forefathers to declare independence. We are approaching another American Revolution, hopefully this one will be peaceful.