The following is a transcript from the Pro America Report.
Welcome, welcome. Welcome to the Pro America Report. This is Ryan Hite. I’m going to be filling in today for Mr. Ed Martin. We actually. Have a wonderful show today. I’m excited about it, but we’ve got a big holiday coming up here Independence Day tomorrow. So glad that you will be with us for that to celebrate today. But before we do that, let me remind you a couple of the house cleaning things. Don’t forget go to proamericareport.com proamericareport.com. That is where you will find. All of these standalones, the podcast, if we mention a link, a resource, a guest, an article, a book, you will find it there. So head over to proamericareport.com that is also of course, where you can sign up for the daily e-mail. You hear it here every time for a segment. What you need to know the WYNK. But don’t forget you can head over to proamericareport.com, sign up and get the WYNK e-mail in your inbox every morning. It is very helpful, very short out. Of a host of those. Morning recap emails that you can get from politics, from the markets, from business. I guarantee this will be one of the shortest and most profitable Ones you don’t want to miss it, so head over proamericareport.com. You can find all those things there and more, including some of the things we’re going to talk about today. So thank you for being with us. Happy Independence Day from the Pro America Report family to yours. I know that we all here Ed myself. Noah Dingley, our technical director, all the wonderful folks at Salem. There is an incredible love and understanding of our founding principles, not just America. Red, white and blue. The wonderful barbecues and the wonderful culture and fireworks and all the things that we have To celebrate. But why these things exist, where they’ve come from, and that’s really what I want to talk about today. So you’ll have to actually pardon me if I repeat myself, or if Ed, who has a segment he wanted to share as well today if we repeat ourselves a little bit it it’s because we need to drive home a point here. We need to make sure that this is hitting home, that everyone’s understanding and on the same page. And it’s this. Let’s we’ll start off. We’ll start off here with the WYNK. With what you need to know.
What you need to know is about the real roots. What the real roots are of American freedom. That’s what you need to know. The real roots of American freedom as we go into this wonderful, uniquely American holiday, the 4th of July, Independence Day. Where does that come from? Where have we walked? Where have our ancestors come from on this day? What does it really mean? And the pardon me there. Microphone malfunction.
As we walk through this it it just it occurs to us. That the real meaning of this holiday rings. Just empty. If you don’t understand and observe the roots of American liberty, where all of these ideas came from what the fundamental principles and ideal that that are are that undergird America. And if we’re going to celebrate this holiday, we have to understand these things and that’s that’s what I want to hone in on here today. We’re going to talk in and this is kind of this is the WYNK, make no mistake, but this is actually going to go into the next segments as well. We’re going to be talking about the Declaration of Independence specifically. That is the document that we are Celebrating this week. That’s the document that we celebrate tomorrow, the 4th of July 1776.
But remember, even as we celebrate this 247th anniversary of the signing of the Declaration of Independence, the 247th birthday of our nation. The war for independence, this American Revolution against Great Britain had been going on for two years already. For two years, George Washington and his army of colonials, the the Continental Army, had been running across the countryside fighting the vastly more powerful and larger. Force of Great Britain the and not. That’s not even to get into the naval discrepancy. We didn’t even America had no Navy at that time, essentially, building from scratch. This is an incredible conflict that has already gone, and as we’re going to get into here in the next couple of segments, you’re going to see and I want to remind you now,
This did not begin as a fight for independence. No, this began as British colonists demanding that they be recognized as British citizens. Demanding well, they were British citizens, but demanding that they receive that recognition, that representation, the rights that are afforded to the citizens of Great Britain. You’re you are giving us the slight here and we need to rectify that. That’s what the argument was.
And finally, at the long end of several diplomatic attempts, the colonies voted to have a complete and separate independence, a complete and final separation between themselves and Great Britain. But that was not the first go to. That was the end. The result of so many other diplomatic attempts.
What you see is this incredibly thoughtful, incredibly important and intricate document written and sent a list of grievances. That’s what we’re celebrating. But what’s come out of that is just absolutely incredible. I know we we always in September and really throughout the year we celebrate the legacy of our Constitution. We celebrate all the wonderful principles and ideas that underpin America that bring all of our liberty and prosperity into perspective. We understand where they’ve come from, why we have them. But today, or rather, this week, tomorrow we are celebrating the very, very beginning of that, the initial declaration, and there’s something incredibly unique behind that. So here’s here’s my and I’ll just take the the next couple of minutes and then we’re going to dive into a couple of specific things. But here, here’s my warning. My encouragement for all of you today, and I know that Ed agrees with this, I know again the the, the whole, the whole family surrounding the radio show here is on board with this. Here’s my encouragement to you today.
Celebrating American independence, celebrating the uniqueness, the prosperity and the Freedom of America really rings hollow. Like I just said, without the understanding of where we’ve come from. So it’s time for us to go and put an incredibly important emphasis, A renewed emphasis on our founding Documents on where we’ve come from, what our ancestors before us said what they wrote, why we are where we are sitting in this country, this city on a hill, this bastion of freedom and liberty to the world, this democratic Republic in which we get to vote and participate. It is so important for us to understand the founding documents behind this effort in our history and know where we’ve come from and why, and and as we’ll dive into specifically here with the Declaration of Independence, I want to talk about over the next two segments that document. And I’m gonna kind of signposting here if any of you’ve done public speaking class, you know the sign posting, you got to tell you what we’re gonna tell you and then we tell you what we’re gonna, you know, tell you the thing. And then we tell you what we told. That’s what we’re going to do here over the next two segments. I want to give a little bit of specific history behind some of the very important principles we find in the Declaration of Independence. Did you know? Here’s here’s your sneak peek for segment 2. Did you know that the Declaration of Independence is unequivocally our sounding religious document? Our great religious document? Here in America, the Declaration of Independence, it recognizes our status as creations of and dependents on Providence on Almighty Providence, on God, the creator of the universe, the Christian God, the Judeo-Christian ethic. This this is all undeniably behind the founders of America, the writers, and the signers of the Declaration of Independence. Did you know that? that’s our that is our unique and important religious document in America. So when they tell you we’re not a Christian nation, that’s really actually kind of hooey. It is a load of hooey.
Undeniably, we had Christian founders who injected their Christianity in their. Into their policy writing and into their law making in the early American years so. You have no way to know that, and you have no way to refute that ridiculous claim that we don’t have any sort of Christian heritage. We have no connection to Judeo-Christian ethics. Unless you dive into the founding documents, unless you go and look. So we’re gonna do that. We’re gonna talk a little bit about that. And then in the third segment, actually, I’d like to take the opportunity to read the Declaration of Independence. I think that’s important for us to do together. We did it on Friday. We’re going to do it again today. I think that that is the best way that we can celebrate Independence Day is read the Declaration of Independence, understand and see all of the things that some of it, it seems dated and all that had to do with them then and their complaints about Great Britain. Other times you read something and say, Oh my goodness, this is how I feel now against our own bureaucracy. This is the same the same battle that we’re fighting. It’s just, it’s incredible. It’s mind boggling. But even the rest of it, if it’s something we don’t understand, that’s the opportunity to dive in and take a closer look. Now, hold on. Why did they say this? What led them to this? And then why did we arrive at this conclusion? We must have that kind of understanding. We have got to get back to those real roots of American liberty and freedom, or we are never going to make change and turn this country around back to the, back to the free And prosperous nation that it once was, back to the course direction we were going toward, freedom and toward acceptance of all and toward the merit of an individual and not the color of their skin or the the voting bloc that they fit into, or their minority status, or whatever it is, just the the stripping away of all of these differences.
The the E Pluribus Unum. Out of many one. This melting pot of America. We’re not getting back to that because the, the, the radical left version of it now certainly isn’t an actual melting pot. All they’re doing is dividing and setting up barriers and putting different people in different groups and categories. That’s not how this works. We have to get back to a United America that understands where we’ve come from and why the principles that undergird everything, and we can only do that by getting back to the founding documents. So we’re gonna read the Declaration of Independence today, but
I encourage you go print it off. Go find it online. Read it with your family, grab some of the notes from the founding fathers. Find The Federalist Papers. Find the notes on the debate on the Constitution. Go back to their writings from this time in 1776, we will find a wealth of information of why they did what they did, why it mattered, and what we need to do today. I promise. That’s what you need to know. We have got to get back to the real roots of American freedom or they will be lost forever.
So join us with that. Come on back. We’re gonna get into it after the break. Talk about our great religious document. The Declaration of Independence all here on the Pro America Report go to proamericareport.com. You’ll find this and all the other things podcasts and stand alone segments, resources, links, a link to the declaration. After the fact, go and get them there and then come on right back. We’ll be here at the Pro America Report. Right after the break, we’ll talk to you in a moment.