Watch your language !
by Ronald H Levine
July 4, 2002
With the celebration of my Nation's birthday, I
am posting this to ask all who read it to watch their language. My Nation's
birthday has a name. It is called Independence Day. Independence has real
meaning. That is the birth of this Nation. Please do not say: "The Fourth
of July." It takes away from the meaning of my favorite holiday and this
most important celebration. If someone wants to know the date of Independence
Day, tell them that Independence Day is on July 4.
We tend to think that each of our own
individual voices is small and diluted. Many don't even bother voting. That is a
big mistake. We really do make a difference in how we vote and even what we say.
You might think you have very little control and influence. Take control. Only
you chose the words that you use. Choose not to adopt the new language that
reflects a disavowment of our heritage. Choose to say Independence Day and not
"The Fourth of July." Spread this around with your words and reasons.
Copy this and post it everywhere and send it to your friends.
Other examples of insidious changes in our
language that reflect a turning away from our heritage can be found. What do we
call those in public office? Choose your words carefully. We often use the words
that we hear. Words have changed. I remember when those in public office called
themselves "public servants." Now they are calling themselves
"the authorities." What does this mean! They work for us. We elect
them. We can vote them out. We can replace them. We are self-governing people.
They work for us. Let's choose to call them public servants. Let's vote out any
elitist that would dictate to us and call themselves authorities. Let's tell the
news media that they need to use correct language, too.
What do you call land in our Nation that is not
privately held? Is it the news media that gets us to use words that deceive us
on the real ownership? Now, almost everyone uses these incorrect words. It is
NOT "government land!" Our Nation's Constitution specifically
prohibits our government from owning land with some very limited and small
exceptions. I remember the time when it was called "public land" and
that is what I choose to call it. What will it be called next with the way OUR
Nation is going? The King's land?
Listen closely for more words that reflect a
change away from our heritage of Independence and the Divinely inspired
self-government with systems of checks and balances that our Founding Fathers
and revolutionaries gave us by risking everything they knew and fighting and
dying for us. Throughout our history, many have fought and died to preserve our
freedoms and heritage. The least we can do is protect our heritage by the words
we choose. Each of us can easily do that. Even if you are one of those who
believe that your one vote won't make a difference and it is not worth your
time, you can at least do this. It won't take any more of your time.
Our Founding Fathers warned us to be ever
vigilant. This means awareness. This means we must look for threats to our
freedoms. This means that we must maintain control of our government that works
for us. For now, it is still government of the people. Use your vote wisely
while you still have a choice. Choose your words carefully to reflect our
Now that you have read this, you can be more
aware of dangerous changes in our thinking. That is where excessive government
power begins. Now that you are thinking this way, improper words will stand out
to you. It will be like getting a car that is not familiar. Suddenly you start
noticing them on the road.
Now you will notice how predominately people
will say "Fourth of July" and you should say: "No, it's
If people wanted to lessen the importance of
Christmas in this manner, they would call it The twenty-fifth of December. I
wouldn't dare! People would rightly be as offended at that insult as I am to the
detracting from our heritage. They would tell us that Christmas is about
shopping, decorating a tree and presents. Oh, I guess they do that! I guess
people think their "Fourth of July" is a celebration of fireworks.
Stand up for your Nation and tell people to
take our language back! Let's use this holiday as it should be used. Let's
celebrate our Nation's heritage and work to preserve it before we have to fight
for freedom again. We can simply vote for freedom now. That is so much easier
than waiting till after learning a harsh lesson to convince us, as history tends
to repeat itself. Spread this around with your words and reasons. Copy this and
post it everywhere and send it to your friends. Copy permission granted to all.