Today we celebrate the birthday of America. Like all births, America came into this world with excitement, anticipation, anxiety and pain. Two hundred and forty one years ago a group of colonist citizens came together and released the Declaration of Independence stating they wanted to dissolve the political bands with their oppressive mother country.
They pledged everything to each other and boldly signed their names to this document proclaiming independence and stating all men were created equal and had the unalienable rights to life, liberty, and the pursuit of happiness. These rights were given to all of us by God alone ó not government. They knew they would be called traitors but stated they had a firm reliance on the protection of Divine Providence!
This document was the start of our Republic and the America we know and love!
Many have sacrificed everything to bring America into existence and many more have selflessly offered the same to fight her enemies and keep her that shining light on a hill.
As we face uncertainty from within and abroad, we should remember it has always been the American attitude of perseverance and ingenuity that gets us through tough times. The only real action (or lack of) that can destroy our Republic is apathy. Letís always remember the importance of our declaration of independence from a tyrannical government and remain eternally vigilant to protect our independence as a freedom loving people. I challenge each of you to remain engaged, always educated and ever vigilant to defeat evil.
My prayer is that God heals our wounds of division and weaves us together as a fabric of one nation, under God, with the same vision, same purpose and a unified front to fight and stand for freedom.
Have a wonderful and safe Independence Day!
Representative Heather Scott