What's Right about America?
I. AMERICA IS RIGHT IN HER FOUNDING
II. AMERICA IS RIGHT IN HER FREEDOMS
III. AMERICA CAN BE RIGHT IN HER FUTURE
One of the most important days in the life of our nation each year is Independence Day. During the American revolution the legal separation of the American colonies from Great Britain occurred on July 2, 1776, when the Second Continental Congress voted to approve a resolution of independence that had been proposed in June by Richard Henry
Lee of Virginia. After voting for independence, Congress turned its attention to the Declaration of Independence, a statement explaining this decision, which had been prepared by a committee but with Thomas
Jefferson as its principal author. Congress debated and revised the Declaration finally approving it on July 4. A day earlier John Adams had written to his wife Abigail: ''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 forever more.''
Adam's prediction was off by two days. From the outset, Americans celebrated independence on July 4, the date shown on the much publicized Declaration of Independence, rather than on July 2, the date the resolution
of independence was approved in a closed session of congress. Many times when preachers give sermons on this occasion and celebration they will be careful to point out what is wrong with America, illustrating her many sins and short comings. To be sure there are many that could be mentioned here today. But I believe that more importantly than what is wrong with A ...
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