Imagine if you could speak to the signers of the Declaration of Independence. What would you say? A few years ago, I visited Philadelphia and pondered that question while standing in Liberty Hall. Somehow, looking at the actual room where our founders wrestled with life and death questions made it real. I would love to hear your thoughts on it. For me, there are a few things I would say:
- First, I would say, “Thank you for your courage to follow through with it. I’m sure the topic of independence was a common discussion in the pubs, but you commissioned a document, signed it, and sent it to the king. For that brave act, thank you!”
- Next, I would say, “Your sacrifices in the war that followed was worth it because God providentially raised up a nation like no other in the history of the world. And because of it, millions upon millions of people (here and around the globe) have known freedom.”
- Lastly, I would say, “By the way, we’re not perfect and have our moments, but there are many of us still committed to the things you believed in. Some are trying to rewrite history to undermine your legacy and the founding principles you fought for, but we will continue telling the real story of your sacred honor”.
What a privilege to live in the best country in the world, have a blessed 4th!