“The Declaration of Independence is not only an American document. It follows on Magna Carta and the Bill of Rights as the third great title-deed on which the liberties of the English-speaking people are founded. By it we lost an Empire, but by it we also preserved an Empire. By applying its principles and learning its lesson we have maintained our communion with the powerful Commonwealths our children have established beyond the seas…We therefore join in perfect sincerity and simplicity with our American kith and kin in celebrating the auspicious and glorious anniversary of their nationhood.” – Winston Churchill, July 4, 1918
His words are just as true today as when he said them 101 years and two days ago. The Declaration of Independence and the Constitution may now seem as if they are under siege, but the were under siege by those who hate liberty when they were written and have remained under siege ever since.
If those now attacking them seem more shrill and more fevered than they have in the past, that is in part because they are more desperate. They saw victory snatched from them with the defeat of Hillary Clinton and now fear if the party of slavery loses next fall that victory will be denied them for at least another generation. So they are trying to make patriotism and a love of our country’s heritage seem evil.