The Fourth of July – A Hollow Holiday

By Jim Jester

Have you ever noticed that in recent years the birthday of our country is usually referred to as the “Fourth of July” rather than the traditional “Independence Day?” Could it be that the authorities do not want us to think about independence or the actual founding principles of America? I think it is a very real possibility. Those in control and the media will use our once great holiday for political purposes, glorifying the military, and talking about “those who died for our freedom” even though they are thousands of miles away in a foreign land. They will tell us tear-jerking stories just to keep us in line. The “liberals” and other establishment politicians do not care if we have a day off to party, drink beer, watch fireworks or even wave a flag; they do care if we become activists to preserve what is left of the few freedoms (gun rights, free speech, etc.) that still remain. I assert that the Fourth of July is void, empty, useless and without real meaning – in effect, a hollow holiday.

Memorial Day, Another Hi-jacked Holiday

By Jim Jester

Memorial Day is to remember and honor those who have died in America’s wars. But, when was the last time you heard anything about the death of the Confederate soldiers? Originally, Decoration Day (later changed to Memorial Day) began in the south. There are more soldiers buried in the south than in the north. The Confederate army was the last group of patriots to fight for freedom and the constitution. However, they were denied the democratic process of self-governance and were slaughtered by an unlawful and immoral war.

Memorial Day is just another hi-jacked holiday. By hi-jacked I mean a holiday which has been altered, twisted or used by the government to promote its agenda. Rarely do we hear about the true patriot who died for his country. Instead, we hear about those who died for the U.S. government. There is a big difference!

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