I love the forth of July, not for the fireworks and barbecue but for taking time and remembering what our independence as a nation means. Remembering the hardships and triumphs this great country has had in its short life span. Remembering the great men who put their lives and fortune on the line for an ideal, a new ideal that said man was in control of his own destiny. That his rights to life, liberty, and the pursuit of happiness were not granted by a king or government but by a higher power and could not be striped away. The Declaration of Independence wasn’t just made to separate America from England but to unite a country in freedom no matter your color or background.
The Declaration of Independence and Constitution are great documents that are the bedrock of our nation but to get a firm grasp on our founding you should also research the Federalist Papers, the Anti-Federalist Papers, and the Articles of Confederation. All these documents made a significant impact on the founding of this country as well.
I have also found that in researching the history of our governing philosophy that it helps to research the alternative philosophies and ideologies on governing to grasp just how special the United States is. The history of Marxism, Communism, City-state, Dictatorships, Feudalism, Monarchy, Parliamentary, Socialism, and everything in-between makes for a good contrast to the ideals of America and our founding documents. Also learning about political parties and where they fall into the philosophies and ideologies. The historical parties of America and the current parties and ideologies in America and different parties around the world and the ideologies they share.
I know this is a car site, just try and keep up. Look at the work that Top Gear has done comparing cars produced from nations of Communism, Leninism and Socialism. Then looking at the cars produced by more free nations, it’s not hard to see that freedom produces better products. So if you love your freedom and you love your cars, then fight for a nation that is more free in terms of economic freedom and freedom of regulations and heavy taxation.
Thanks for reading my rambling and happy fourth!