The CP Blog would like to wish our readers a happy 4th of July.
If you are one of our readers not from America, then here is some background on this holiday: On July 4, 1776, a group of American leaders signed the document the Declaration of Independence. At this time America belonged to Great Britain and was repressively taxed by the British government. This documented listed reasons for rejecting British rule. Every person that signed this document was considered a traitor of Britain and could have been imprisoned or executed for supporting American independence.
The Declaration of Independence also recognized our God:
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.
While we celebrate Independence Day, let us not forget that true liberty comes from Jesus Christ. The Bible teaches us, "So if the Son sets you free, you will be free indeed."
This infographic from Justin Poore provides interesting trivia about this holiday. Did you know that Americans eat 150 million hotdogs on this day?