Happy Independence Day? Is the terminology correct? Most of us are dependent upon someone or something. The United States government is dependent upon us and we depend upon them. So why is it called Independence Day, as if we have been freed from dependence? I think the motive and intent was correct, but the outcome changed.
If you look up the words: in, dependence and independence it can be confusing.
The Declaration of Independence was written for us to depend upon.
We were freed from unjust imprisonment and death sentences. Taxes?? When tax time comes, how many dependents do you claim and for that matter, do you claim yourself as a dependent? You’re never independent from yourself. The government depends on taxes and we depend upon them to provide services – depending on which way the vote goes.
We are dependent upon them to tell us what we can depend upon from them.
Is this independence or in dependence. We were dependent upon them to give us a day off
so we can celebrate our independence.
What is the summation of all this. That depends upon you. Don’t depend upon me to make your summation for you. Let’s be real with ourselves and just call it: “My day” sung to the melody “My Way”.
I’m just having a little fun with my freedom to write whatever I want to. Peace
Post script: My real summation is that it is freedom that we have, not independence.
Long before the Declaration of Independence was written, Christ died for our sins.
When you believe that, you will know the truth and the truth will set you free.
John 8:32, Romans 8:2, Galatians 5:1
It was for freedom that Christ has set us free. No longer to be subject to a yoke of slavery.