Dr. Don Bebee, Founder
We the People Liberty Celebration
Hello, We the People!
I am Don Bebee, husband, father of 3 and grandfather of 12. I was born and raised in Austin, Texas. I received degrees from Baylor University, Southwestern Baptist Theological Seminary, and Andersonville Theological Seminary. I have been self-employed for the majority of my adult life. So what?
The real question is… Why? Why We the People Liberty Celebration?
In 2006 I began to seriously think about how fast the “Greatest Generation” in American Culture was declining. This is the generation I was blessed to grow up in with my family. I realized if some things don’t change, then when my grandchildren grew up, they would not have the same opportunity to enjoy their families in the same Liberty and Freedom of previous generations. What would my Legacy be for future Generations? What could I do to make future Generations a Legacy of Liberty?
In visiting with men in my city who had the same concerns, we asked the question of what we could do to reunite our community around the Principles of Liberty. Since competition divides and celebration unites, we reasoned that even with all of our differences and opinions, our community could agree to reunite in the Spirit of Liberty on July 4th. Since many families have family reunions around July 4th, and often have a family reunion theme, then why not come up with a theme for our local celebration on July 4th? Out of those discussions came The American Family Reunion Proclamation and FREEDOM SEASON.
The Celebration of Liberty worked well locally. The We the People Liberty Celebration is designed for We the People to reunite both locally and nationally in the spirit of Liberty Celebration daily, during FREEDOM SEASON, and then for the July 1st-4th American Family Reunion with four days of Liberty Celebration. Hopefully, these Liberty Celebrations will result in Cultural Transformation. As We the People and the American Family reunites through Liberty Celebrations we can leave a Legacy of Liberty for future Generations.
“Inscribed on the Liberty Bell are these words: “Proclaim Liberty throughout all the land unto all the inhabitants thereof.” George Washington said: “Raise up a standard by which the wise and honest can repair, the rest is in the hands of God.” In the Spirit of Liberty – the Spirit of 1776 the We the People Liberty Celebration is about cultural transformation through Liberty Celebrations. Remember that human nature is transformed by that which we celebrate, worship and believe in whole-heartedly. Our daily battles of culture wars are between the spirit of Liberty and the spirit of Lawlessness. So by whichever one transforms us, so goes our culture either toward Liberty or Lawlessness.”
-Dr. Don Bebee