Today I suggest you take a moment to light a candle and think of our Founding Fathers. Thank them for forging a nation that grants us Freedom of Religion. Burn incense to Columbia, that bright Goddess of Liberty. Honor the Pagan men and women who currently serve, who have fallen in service to the country, to those who who endeavor to maintain our liberties and to those who seek to represent us as elected officials.
While administrations come and go, issues fade in and out of popularity and legislation evolves, it is Columbia who endures. She is the muse of the Founders and the keeper of the flame of freedom. May She keep these words fresh and true in our hearts:
When, in the course of human events, it becomes necessary for one people to dissolve the political bands which have connected them with another, and to assume among the powers of the earth, the separate and equal station to which the laws of nature and of nature’s God entitle them, a decent respect to the opinions of mankind requires that they should declare the causes which impel them to the separation.
We hold these truths to be self-evident, that all men are created equal, that they are endowed by their Creator with certain unalienable rights, that among these are life, liberty and the pursuit of happiness.
Also check out other Pagan’s posts on the 4th of July! Cara Schulz at Pagan+Politics honors Columbia, as does Jason Pitzl-Waters at The Wild Hunt with fireworks and Selena Fox shares rituals and meditations on Lady Liberty!