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
—The Declaration of Independence
Independence Day is about a nation born in liberty. A grand effort by fledgling (now former) colonies to create a nation where the individual could live with dignity through self-governance, 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.”
Throughout history, our nation sometimes failed to live up to those ideals, but held them nonetheless.
Unfortunately, time has eroded that effort. The atrocities that lead colonists to risk life, fortune and sacred honor by taking up arms against a tyrant seem easily bearable when compared with our current state. These conditions are what prompts protests like Restore the Fourth, a movement we strongly support and an ideal we have supported, as a party, for 42 years. We support this movement as we support the Constitution and Bill of Rights as a whole—as a framework for limiting the power, scope and size of a federal government and protecting the sovereign rights of the people, from whom the government derives its legitimacy.
The Libertarian Party is the ONLY major political party who stands FOR the Constitution and FOR the Bill of Rights IN EVERY CASE. We believe in each individuals’s natural right to make their own decisions about their own lives. We believe there is a way to restore this right: through a principled and consistent approach to government.
If you agree, it’s time to Wake Up Liberty and restore the ENTIRE Constitution and the ENTIRE Bill of Rights.
[photo by Isuru Senevi]