Here is to freedom! Here is to the dream of people everywhere who want to pursue their God given right to worship, learn, succeed, and travel without the intrusiveness of top down government. “We the people…” It was on September 5, 1774, in response to the British Parliament’s enactment of the Coercive Acts in the American colonies, that the first session of the Continental Congress gathered in Carpenter’s Hall in Philadelphia. Fifty-six delegates from all of the colonies except Georgia drafted a declaration of rights and grievances and elected Virginian Peyton Randolph as the first president of Congress. Patrick Henry, George Washington, and John Adams were among the delegates.
These brave people risked their liberty to preserve ours for generations. The United States still stands as a beacon of hope to people who long for freedom. We are not without blemish but the desire to help people thrive personally and elect an ethical representative government is still our hope and dream.
“Live as people who are free, not using your freedom as a cover-up for evil, but living as servants of God.” 1 Peter 2:16