Independence Now And Forever

On this
Independence Day, it behooves us to recall the
principles of America`s founding, especially in light of
the ongoing attempt by today`s political and commercial
leaders to merge the United States into a hemispheric

In fact, the
clarion call for independence is just as fundamental,
just as revolutionary as it was 231 years ago. Regarding
the signing of the

Declaration of Independence
John Adams

, "[Independence Day] 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 forevermore."
Adams went on to say, "You
will think me transported with enthusiasm, but I am not.
I am well aware of the toil and blood and treasure that
it will cost us to maintain this Declaration, and
support and defend these States. Yet through all the
gloom I can see the rays of ravishing light and glory; I
can see that the end is more than worth all the means,
that posterity will triumph in that day`s transaction,
even though we should rue it, which I trust in God we
shall not."

Indeed, the signers
of America`s Declaration of Independence endured the
sacrifice of toil and blood.

Pertaining to the
lives of the signers, David Limbaugh

, "Of those 56 who signed the Declaration
of Independence, nine died of wounds or hardships during
the war. Five were captured and imprisoned, in each case
with brutal treatment. Several lost wives, sons or
entire families. One lost his thirteen children. Two
wives were brutally treated. All were at one time or
another the victims of manhunts and driven from their
homes. Twelve signers had their homes completely burned.
Seventeen lost everything they owned."

Yes, America`s
Declaration of Independence, which is our nation`s birth
certificate, was purchased at a very high price. Rightly
did its primary author,

Thomas Jefferson,
invoke God`s name no less than
four times in the Declaration. Without God, our struggle
for independence and freedom would have surely failed!
Jefferson, along with the

vast majority

America`s founders,
knew that freedom was first the
gift of God, not the accomplishment of men.

He further
understood that man`s law must be subordinate to the
natural laws of God. Therefore, with an appeal to Heaven
for the "rectitude of [their] intentions,"
America`s Founding Fathers courageously forged a
document that would put their own lives at risk, but
would also change the course of history. The question
now is, "How long can we maintain our nation`s
The forces of global government seem
to dominate

both major parties
in Washington, D.C., most
corporate boardrooms, and most newsrooms (including the
Fox News Channel). In fact, hemispheric or regional
government never had a more powerful and committed ally
than President George W. Bush. Mark my words, if and
when America loses its independence, it will have been
G.W. Bush that led the way in making it happen. I will
even be so bold as to say that G.W. Bush is the worst
enemy American independence has had since old King
George III of England!

Even as I write,
Bush is

pushing forward
with his intentions to merge the
United States into a trilateral government with

Mexico and Canada.
This is why he lobbied so
intently for the

just-defeated amnesty bill
for illegal aliens. To
George W. Bush, there is no such thing as an illegal
alien, because he has already agreed to unite the three
countries into one. If the United States is going to
maintain its independence and freedom much beyond the
year 2010 (the year Bush`s new

North American Union
is scheduled to be in place),
it will only be because millions of freedom-loving
Americans are willing to fight for it. Both John Adams
and Thomas Jefferson died on July 4, 1826. Daniel
Webster gave the eulogy for both men on August 2.

Included in his remarks on that notable day were these
: "It [the Declaration of Independence] is
my living sentiment, and by the blessing of God, it
shall be my dying sentiment. Independence now, and
independence forever."

To Webster`s words,
I say a hearty AMEN! I promise no loyalty to the North
American Union, to the

United Nations
, or to any other brand of

global government.
When the day comes that I am
required to submit to any form of global authority, I
will be an outlaw! There is no freedom without
independence, and there is no independence without
eternal vigilance. To my dying breath I will say with
Daniel Webster, "Independence now, and independence

Dr. Chuck Baldwin is the
pastor of Crossroad Baptist Church in Pensacola,
Florida. He hosts a

weekly radio show
. His
website is