Independence Day Archives – Concerned Women for America

4th of July Praise

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On behalf of Concerned Women for America of Maine, I wish you a happy 4th of July! I love the quote of Dwight D. Eisenhower, “Independence Day: freedom has its life in the hearts, the actions, the spirit of men and so it must be daily earned and refreshed – else like a flower cut from its life-giving roots, it will wither and die.”


So, take time to celebrate our freedom this holiday with family, friends, neighbors, and community. Enjoy the parades, barbeques, and other activities that are uniquely American. And most importantly, praise God for the victories at the Supreme Court this session. Praise Him for the overturn of Roe v Wade, religious expression protections, and other important Constitutional issues.


Please Pray: Heavenly Father, freedom is a precious gift from You. We recognize that just as no government can give us freedom, no government can take it away because Your word in John 8:36 says, “So if the Son sets you free, you will be free indeed.” We do thank you that we live in the land of the free because of the brave and because You have bestowed Your grace on America for over 200 years. We love You because You first loved us and have made known Yourself to us through Your Word. We praise You for Your many blessings on our country. In Jesus’ Name. Amen


Happy Independence Day!


Penny Morrell
State Director


PS: Quotable quote, “I am well aware of the toil and blood and treasure it will cost us to maintain this declaration, and support and defend these states. Yet through all the gloom, I see the rays of ravishing light and glory. I can see that the end is worth all the means. This is our day of deliverance.” Written by John Adams, second president of the United States, on July 3, 1776.

Happy Independence Day!

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Independence Day is celebrated across America with BBQs and sparklers in backyards, parades, and fireworks. While these events bring communities together and are a fun way to celebrate, we must never forget to be grateful for the freedom that the Lord has given to America. Praise the Lord that He showered His favor upon America in granting her independence from England over two hundred years ago.


Our freedom in America is a gift from the Lord. 

“Every good gift and every perfect gift is from above, and comes down from the Father of lights.” James 1:17


Take the time to say “thank you” to a soldier this Independence Day. They are the ones who selflessly serve and devote themselves to continuing to keep our country free. Make sure they know they are appreciated and valued.


“Freedom is never more than one generation away from extinction. We didn’t pass it to our children in the bloodstream. It must be fought for, protected, and handed on for them to do the same, or one day we will spend our sunset years telling our children and our children’s children what it was once like in the United States where men were free.” – Ronald Reagan


Continue to fight for this great nation. Our religious liberties are constantly being threatened, and we must not be silent. Praise the Lord that we still have the ability to voice our opinion, lobby, and seek to change the nation for good. Use the voice and talents God has given you for His glory and the preservation of America.


Pray for America. Pray for our leaders.


Happy Independence Day from Concerned Women for America!

Liberty Without Religious Freedom is Bondage

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For many people today, July 4th is a holiday filled with picnics, friends, and fireworks. But it is also a commemoration of America’s Declaration of Independence. The freedom call was not only against a political and economic system, but it was also a cry for independence from the spiritual tyranny of the Anglican Church.



In 1775, there were 668 congregational churches in America. Seventy-five percent of all Americans, at that time, belonged to churches of Puritan derivation. The religious makeup was 98.4 percent Protestant, 1.4 percent Roman Catholic, and three-twentieths of one percent Jewish. America was a nation deeply concerned with religious freedom.



Religious freedom today is far from what the original founders intended. What Americans wanted was a government that did not favor one Christian sect over another. The idea was never to erode Christianity through the separation of church and state. John Jay, after the war, described the homogeneity of America in Federalist 2 (*see below).



Competition between the various churches, early Americans thought, was healthy; it kept them from becoming complacent, comfortable, and arrogant like the nationally endorsed Anglican Church. In 18th century America, men and women adhered to the Protestant conviction that all men and human institutions were fallible. Americans fought hard for seven years during the Revolutionary War to rid themselves of the shackles of imperial England and her state-controlled church.



The men who called the people of America to independence were men committed to their country and the freedom of her people. They paid a great price for our independence and religious freedom: five signers were captured by the British army and tortured; 12 men’s homes were destroyed; two had sons who died during the Revolutionary War; one had two sons taken prisoner by the British; nine signers of the Declaration died in the war.



This July 4th, let us remember those courageous men who helped to establish a free nation. Let us thank God for religious freedom won and exercise that freedom by reaching our generation with the Gospel.


Liberty without religious freedom is bondage.

*Federalist 2 I have taken notice that Providence has been pleased to give this one connected country to one united people – a people descended from the same ancestors, speaking the same language, professing the same religion, attached to the same principles of government, very similar in their manners and customs, and who … fighting side by side throughout a long and bloody war, have nobly established their general liberty and independence. This country and this people seem to have been made for each other … Similar sentiments have hitherto prevailed among all orders and denominations of men among us. To all general purposes we have uniformly been one people. — John Jay

The Day That Changed the Course of History Forever

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A few short months ago, President Joe Biden sent a message to the American people. He said, “If we do this together, by July the 4th, there’s a good chance you, your family, and friends will be able to get together in your backyard or park and celebrate Independence Day.”

This message came from the sitting American President – not a monarch, not a king. How far have we fallen from our founding as a nation whenever the sitting President feels he can dictate what Americans can and can’t do? Let alone on the very day we celebrate our independence.

Ahead of Independence Day 1776, our Founders launched not only a revolution in government but a revolution in the pursuit of justice, equality, liberty, and prosperity.

On July 4, 1776, our Founding Fathers signed the Declaration of Independence enshrining the divine truth that would change the world forever: “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.”

This bold declaration would change the course of world history and cement the very foundations of America– the truth that what God has given us can never be taken away by government.

Today we celebrate this important foundation of our great nation and are reminded of the importance of remaining grounded in this truth. We are in a battle for the soul of this nation and will continue in the fight to preserve its freedoms for generations to come.

Let this serve as your reminder that you never need anyone’s permission to celebrate the birth of American independence, a notion that undoubtedly would sicken the men who gave their blood for this nation in those early years.

President John Adams once said this day “ought to commemorate as the day of deliverance by solemn acts of devotion to Almighty God.”

Amen, President Adams.

We wish you all a safe and happy Independence Day.
From the Staff of Concerned Women for America

Five Fun Facts You Probably Didn’t Know About Independence Day

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Five Fun Facts …

  1. John Adams believed July 2 was the correct date to celebrate American’s independence and reportedly turned down appearing at various July 4 events in protest.
  2. The tradition of setting off fireworks to celebrate Independence Day began in Philadelphia on July 4, 1777. Ships fired a 13-gun salute in honor of the 13 colonies.
  3. Two Presidents died on the same July 4 in 1826, John Adams and Thomas Jefferson, on the 50th anniversary of the adoption of the Declaration of Independence. Just five years later, James Monroe became the third President to die on July 4.
  4. In 1778, George Washington issued double rations of rum to all his soldiers to celebrate July 4.
  5. In the pre-Revolutionary years, colonists held annual celebrations of the King’s birthday. In contrast, during the summer of 1776, some colonists celebrated on July 4 by holding mock funerals for King George III as a way of symbolizing the end of the monarchy’s hold on America.

CWA Celebrates Independence Day

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On July 4, 1776, 244 years ago, after Congress voted for a complete separation from Great Britain, our Founding Fathers signed the Declaration of Independence declaring these beautiful self-evident truths: “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.”

Today, we continue to be the longest on-going Constitutional Republic in the history of the world.

And that is no accident.  John Adams said it best as he meditated on what they had done.  He said this day “ought to be commemorated as the day of deliverance by solemn acts of devotion to Almighty God.”

From Penny Nance and the staff at Concerned Women for America, we wish you a Happy Independence Day!