The 4th of July has come and gone. Many Americans spent an enjoyable day partaking of cookouts, attending parades to celebrate our independence and honor America's military (past and present), watching fireworks or enjoying the beach. Neither rain nor other bad weather could ruin their exuberance in celebrating for the 237th time since winning the American Revolution. So, what could ruin the day? – Obama using his weekly address to urge Americans to live up to the words of the Declaration of Independence by "securing liberty and opportunity for their own children as well as for future generations."

In a report posted by The Blaze:

In his weekly radio and online address, Obama commemorated the Fourth of July by looking back at the day in 1776, 237 years ago, that a small band of patriots declared those in the American colonies "a people created equal" — free to think and worship and live as they please.

"It was a declaration heard around the world – that we were no longer colonists, we were Americans, and our destiny would not be determined for us; it would be determined by us," the president said.

Obama also highlighted the fact that few bet that the Americans would win the revolution that followed. He called it — and with good reason — the first of many times the doubters of America were proven wrong.

"It was a bold and tremendously brave thing to do. It was also nearly unthinkable. At that time, kings and princes and emperors ruled the world," Obama continued. "But     those patriots were certain that a better way was possible. And to achieve it — to win their freedom — they were willing to lay it all on the line. Their lives. Their fortunes. Their sacred honor."

In addition to thanking U.S. military members who have defended the nation at home and abroad, Obama also praised America as a defender of peace and freedom around the globe — "a beacon of hope to people everywhere who cherish those ideals."

If this speech had been given by any other President, it would have had a great impact on reminding Americans of their heritage and to cherish their freedom. However, this address came from an American leader who neither shares our common values and principles on freedom and at every turn, has attempted to subvert the Constitution and trample God-given rights. It was issued by a hollow man who has no understanding of God. A hollow man in a suit encouraged Americans to live up to the Declaration of Independence. An empty suit with a moving shirt collar would have been more appropriate, matching this administration's actions to the words.

America's current sitting President has once again proven himself to be the epitome of hypocrisy speaking about maintaining freedom while usurping power in order to stamp out that freedom. This man placed members of the Muslim Brotherhood in key positions in government, supported terrorist organizations (and continues to do so) by actions in Syria, misled the American people by lying and disclosing partial truths, has been involved in numerous scandals that threaten the stability of America and sent government officials to a small town in Tennessee to disclose the punishment for speech against Islam. While there are no substantial links to prove this man participated in scandals, the President of the United States can be compared to the captain of a ship – responsible for events that occur under his command or leadership. Agencies under the executive branch participated in targeting conservative groups requesting tax-exempt status, participated in illegal gun running to Mexico, and spied on American citizens using a program that gathered all communications sent and received by every American. He was responsible for their actions as those atrocities occurred and was exposed under his command; people imitated their leader.

The message was a sound one; one that every American should uphold. However, one has to wonder if there was a secret message hidden in those words. If Americans lived up to the Declaration of Independence, they would discard their despotic government and return it to the original Constitutional intent. Was this the message being sent? Was it designed to encourage Americans to revolt in order that more freedoms could be attacked by the government? This administration has proven itself to be untrustworthy, secretive and hypocritical. Sincerity has been abolished causing a distrust among Americans of their government and rightly so. Mixed messages have been issued from this administration that confuse and confound America and the world. How would one interpret this speech?

Looking at it from that perspective, the message was as empty and hollow as the man, devoid of God, making it. Encouraging words spoken by someone who does not share those values equated to an empty suit giving "collar service" to the very foundation of America.

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