Freedom Needs Safekeeping

Remember This On July 4th… Freedom Needs Safekeeping

Excerpted portions from an article on America’s 1st Freedom magazine. On this (and every) Independence Day, we need to remember and understand that Freedom Needs Safekeeping.

Freedom is a gift. America’s Freedom was purchased with the blood of patriots who fought and died so we could be free. With that freedom, they gave us the U.S. Constitution and its first 10 amendments, otherwise known as the U.S. Bill of Rights. They included the Second Amendment so we could keep our freedom.

We repeatedly hear how the education system has been compromised by people who are trying to rewrite history and eliminate some parts of history from text books and classrooms altogether.

If we allow anyone to edit our founding history and eliminate why our Founding Fathers fought so hard in building our nation, future generations may not learn our true history and won’t feel the need to fight to protect it. If that happens, the enemies of freedom will have won. We cannot allow that to happen.  

An essential part of our nation’s history is the Second Amendment to the U.S. Constitution. Make no mistake, without the Second Amendment, we will no longer be free. Why do you think the anti-gunners fight so hard to take our guns? 

The Second Amendment is the means with which we keep our heritage intact and keep our nation free. A disarmed society is powerless against the enemies of freedom.

Every amendment in the U.S. Bill of Rights specifically guarantees protection against government.

The Second Amendment is not about hunting, it’s not about target shooting, and it’s not about gun collecting. Those are just traditional lawful uses. It’s about protecting the right of the people to keep and bear arms to protect themselves, and to protect freedom from an oppressive, tyrannical government that puts its own politics and desires for control above the rights of the people.

Our Founding Fathers knew that, without firearms, the people would have no means to protect themselves against tyranny; foreign or domestic. No means to protect themselves against a government that puts itself above the people. 

Don’t be fooled.  Government control of gun ownership is not about safety and it’s not about crime—it’s about control of the people.

Do you doubt for one minute that if a tyrannical government controls the U.S. Senate, the U.S. House of Representatives, and the White House that the Second Amendment would be observed?

Government cannot take total control of the people as long as the Second Amendment is intact, and peaceful, average, hardworking citizens can freely own firearms.

We owe our Founding Fathers. It is our duty to protect and defend the U.S. Constitution and the U.S. Bill of Rights they fought so hard to give us. 

We have much for which to be thankful and to protect from evildoers on this Independence Day.

Every Fourth of July, we hear Jefferson’s famous phrases — “when in the course of human events;” “we hold these truths to be self-evident;” “endowed by their Creator with certain unalienable rights;” “deriving their just powers from the consent of the governed” — and we remember the ideals on which this nation was explicitly founded.

And then, all across the nation when we celebrate our independence through fireworks, we hear the boom and bang of gunpowder. And we remember what it was that gave those ideals their teeth. “that whenever any Form of Government becomes destructive of these ends, it is the Right of the People to alter or to abolish it.” It is quite another actually to do it. The American colonists did it — at great risk and at great cost — and, in so doing, they set an example to the world.

Let us not forget that Freedom Needs Safekeeping.


  1. NY Governor Hochul wants to demand access to three years of your social media posts to be considered for the right to keep and bear arms. Damn stupid fool woman. How about those of us who had to shutdown and scrub our limited social media BECAUSE it allows disgruntled persons who intend harm a way to more easily find us? Beyond that I’m quite sure the founding fathers did not intend for 2A to be individually bequeathed based on the cleanliness of one’s GD Face Book account.

  2. Just one more attempt to silence genuine patriots and normal every day people who want to be secure in their daily lives. Very sad.

  3. Happy 4th of July to all out there: For those lighting off fireworks, be mindful of the louder ones and the effects of loud fireworks on pets and livestock. I have enough critters that I wish fireworks were silent these days.
    Butt, one day of the year out of 365 days, let the kids have their fun for one night. Parents, keep some aloe vera gel around to help heal those superficial burns and some reassurance to folks out there that: Yes, your eyebrows will grow back one day.

  4. “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.”- Ronald Reagan

  5. Happy 4th to the MSB community. Stay safe. Be vigilant. Carry a gun.
    May God bless America.

  6. Amen, Ken. And may we all choose to live free, and be willing to defend that choice.

  7. This is why i am sick and tired of hearing people justifying infringement on our 2A rights because nobody needs weapons of war or other similar BS.
    We may well need every last one of these AR platform or semi auto handguns to fight off abusive government thugs as has been the case in dozens of countries the world over.
    Time and time again people have been disarmed then murdered by their own supposed governments.
    I dont give a crap what anyone says or how un safe they feel, we have to retain the ability to fight back at all costs lest we join the many mass graves of history. It can happen and judging by the comments of many on the left it could and most likely will happen again.
    History rhymes, again and again, we are being herded there now you can bet on it.


    No way no how no


  8. Kula,
    ….and to you and all here, celebrate our Republic’s Fourth! A wonderful one to everybody!

  9. I have a sick/sad feeling in my gut that this might be the very last 4th of July we celebrate as a nation.

  10. “America’s Freedom was purchased with the blood of patriots.” I thought American Freedom was purchased by the blood of {mostly} British revolutionaries/rebels.

    1. sam,

      Don’t know what point you are trying to make. “Patriot” was a terminology for “rebel” or “troublemaker against royal rule”. The political parties of the day were mainly Whigs and Tories. Colonialists who identified with the Whigs called themselves Patriots. Those who identified themselves as Tories were called Loyalists (to the crown).

      American “Patriots” bled and died for our freedom…”Loyalists” remained loyal to the king (during the war). After the war, 85% of the “Loyalists” decided to switch loyalty and become America citizens.

      Enjoy the celebration made possible by the sacrifices of Patriots.

  11. Falo de Brasil e nosso país em 2003 foi desarmado pelo Partido dos Trabalhadores, infelizmente até hoje a briga é grande para conseguir acesso a armas…

    Temos um ex presidente e ex presidiário, Lula, do Partido dos Trabalhadores, que desarmou a população, querendo voltar a ser presidente da Nação…

    Lula disse que vai recolher todas as armas que foram adquiridas legalmente através de decretos do atual governo…

    Situação esta grave..

  12. Hi Patrick –

    Thank you for reminding us of the fatal consequences of letting government run wild over the population. Your country is strong and made of sturdy people. Perhaps one day Brazil will teach the world how to destroy a government that no longer serves or fears them.

    Seja forte.

      1. On line approximate translation

        I’m talking about Brazil and our country in 2003 [which] was disarmed by the Workers’ Party, unfortunately until today the fight is big to get access to weapons…

        We have a former president and ex-convict, Lula, from the Workers’ Party, who disarmed the population, wanting to be president of the Nation again…

        Lula said that he will collect all weapons that were legally acquired through decrees of the current government…

        Situation is serious..

  13. It is so sad to see our country in decline. But I still keep praying…..

  14. happy 4th of July everybody, hope everybody has a safe/uneventful day!

  15. Just read @ The Bongino Report that somebody opened fire on a 4th of July parade in Illinois and killed 5 people. This was done from the roof of a building along the parade route. Who would do such a thing? Antifa? BLM? AOC?, o.k. maybe not AOC.

    1. Ghost,
      yea, i just saw that on ZH, bad. another reason to stay away from crowds. they reported that the shooter had a yellow army style backpack. yellow? army? maybe coast guard? i’m calling B/S on it being anything military.

  16. – Happy Independence Day, all. God bless us every one. Yellow Army style backpack? Sure, camouflage from their native planet.

    – Papa S.

  17. Happy 4th of July – l hope all Americans take a moment to celebrate the Declaration of Independence and its importance. Our best to all of the MSB family!

  18. Yes, Happy 4th of July to all.
    Will this be our last year of Independence?
    I don’t think so.
    The booms and light shows, of next year, may be that of artillery.
    I pray there will be resolve, prior to this🎆🎇….and a real Independence Day to celebrate.

  19. July 4, 1976; the bicentennial; was the greatest Independence Day in my lifetime. Does anyone else agree? — That summer we were all collectively over the hippies, fatigued of hearing angry women roar, Vietnam was over, Gerry Ford was doing alright, Tom Petty dropped a great album, disco hadn’t fully metastasized yet, you could buy fireworks at 7-11 (the sev), Evel Knievel was doing his thing, Bruce Jenner still had a schlong. Life was right, life was simple and good. I don’t think there has been a better one since.

    1. Tmac,
      Even me, at nine years old, thought ’76 was joyous. 200 yrs of AMERICA. Our one hundred yr celebration of our village.
      Except for that winter…. I was diagnosed as a type one diabetic.

      It’s all gone to $hit ever since.

      1. 1976 was meh for me. hippies were still everywhere, disco was on the upswing and the feds had invaded the town because of people like Tony Spilotro, Frank Rosenthal and others making noise and going public. everyone was fat, happy and had money in their pockets until those POS showed up and screwed everything up for everyone else.

    2. I was 14 and remember it well.Everything was Red, White and Blue. I would swap 1976 for 2022 in a heartbeat except for the disco BS. It was like Covid but worse and mor aggravating. No internet, no cellphone, no social media and 8 tracks were rocking! If I could pick one thing that would never be invent it would be the microprocessing chip which means no internet, PC’s, cellphones or computer crap in cars. Can’t parallel park, need to be told when to brake or stay in your lane then you shouldn’t be driving. Kinda hoping a couple of EMPs might fix all of the computer dependent BS.

  20. 1976,..That was the year AuntM asked My DGMa, to make a one of a kind quilt for raffle at work,in Rockford,Illinois.. for the holiday… don’t remember what it was to benefit. It was beautiful, Mom and i helped her with getting the materials, completing the stars on the flag, that had the was white background.and hand quilted in L shaped linear quilting lines…all by hand., applique used for the decorations and design..Lady that won the raffle was so very proud of it. Lost Auntie M. a few years back , today would have been her birthday.. I was blessed to have an Auntie on both sides of our family with the 4th Birthday..and the whole nation celebrated their birthdays.:>)

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