King George said of the American colonists: “…everyone who disagrees with me is a traitor…” Today, we celebrate the declaration that our government power lies with the people, not one individual, be it a King ….
… or a Fuhrer….
…or a president…..
…and that we are guaranteed the freedom of assembly and the freedom of speech……
…and the freedom of the press….
…and that the laws of the land represent the will of the people.
The drafters of the Declaration of Independence wrote: “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.”
America’s Foreign Service representatives abroad (see previous post The Professional Diplomat ) pledge their loyalty to the country that was born on July 4, 1776. In November, we must vote for the people who remain true to those same ideals.