• John Adams’ Powerful Prediction — and Plea — for Independence Day Celebrations …

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    Surge Summary: Founding Father John Adams predicted Independence Day would be celebrated with great pomp. He urged that it should be memorialized by Americans’ remembering the God Who is the source of the people’s rights. The nation currently is falling woefully short in that second detail. 

    by Michael Peroutka

    Independence Day. It is on this day that we celebrate the bold declaration whereby Americans before us, relying on their belief that their right to life, liberty and property were gifts of God, resolved before him to sacrifice their lives and fortunes for the benefit of their loved ones and for generations to come.

    John Adams predicted that this day would be remembered and celebrated as the great anniversary festival. Adams said the day ought to be solemnized with pomp and parade, with shows, games, sports, guns, bells, bonfires and illuminations from one end of the continent to the other. In this much, one might say that we have followed the advice of our second president.

    But Adams also said that the event ought to be commemorated as the Day of Deliverance by solemn acts of devotion to God Almighty.

    And I believe that it is here that we Americans have disappointed the memory of Adams.

    You see, John Adams expected and trusted succeeding generations to continue to defend innocent life.

    But the murder of over 60 million Americans in their mother’s wombs is evidence of America’s betrayal of that trust.

    So on this Independence Day, I pray for God’s mercy on a wicked generation and for renewal and revival and a restoration of a republic that honors its fathers by protecting its children.

    The views here are those of the author and not necessarily Daily Surge.

    Originally posted here.

    Image: Adapted from: Kenneth C. Zirkel – Own work, CC BY-SA 4.0, https://commons.wikimedia.org/w/index.php?curid=57407601

    Michael Peroutka is a lawyer and founder of the Institute on the Constitution

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