The Fourth of July
Today is the 230th anniversary of the adoption of T. Jefferson's "Declaration of Independence". It's not really "Independence Day" which was two days ago, on the anniversary of the passage of the "Lee Resolution";
Resolved, That these United Colonies are, and of right ought to be, free and independent States, that they are absolved from all allegiance to the British Crown, and that all political connection between them and the State of Great Britain is, and ought to be, totally dissolved.
That it is expedient forthwith to take the most effectual measures for forming foreign Alliances.
That a plan of confederation be prepared and transmitted to the respective Colonies for their consideration and approbation.
Indeed, John Adams wrote to his wife Abigail that, "The second day of July, 1776, will be the most memorable epoch in the history of America. I am apt to believe that it will be celebrated by succeeding generations as the great anniversary festival. It ought to be commemorated as the day of deliverance, by solemn acts of devotion to God Almighty. It ought to be solemnized with pomp and parade, with shows, games, sports, guns, bells, bonfires, and illuminations, from one end of this continent to the other, from this time forward for evermore."
How wrong he was! The day of the adoption of Jefferson's treasonous and violently anti-Catholic "Declaration" passed into history with the 2nd of July forgotten.
So what did I do today? As a monarchist, it's not exactly a day to celebrate. It's about on par with Bastille Day and 21 January, the anniversary of the martyrdom of His Most Christian Majesty, Louis XVI, King of France and Navarre.
So I just ignored it. I was off work (not because of the holiday! I'm in retail.) and I have spent the day so far as I would any other. I've read, worked online and relaxed. I will, however, offer my evening prayers in reparation for the sins of the Freemasonic "Founders".