Just as a matter of fun, while March is usually the only month without some kind of federally-recognized day, there are a lot of fun days, especially near the middle of the month.
We just missed MAR10 Day – the 10th is celebrated by gamers as Nintendo and Mario Brothers day.
Of course, today is a dreaded Friday the 13th. A constant reminder of the evils of government: it was on Friday the 13th of 1307 that Jacques de Molay, Grand Master of the Knights Templar (The Poor Fellow-Soldiers of Christ and of the Temple of Solomon (Latin: Pauperes commilitones Christi Templique Salomonici), was arrested and the Knights were suppressed by the French King Phillip IV and the Catholic Pope Clement V, conspiring to put down a private, voluntary organization. An organization that Pope and King saw as a threat to State and Church and their union.
Saturday the 14th is Pi Day: 3.14. Some people celebrate Pi Hour (1600 hours or 3.14.1600). Many restaurant chains (for example, Village Inn) celebrate “Pie Day” on the 14th.
I admit the political and social aspects of Pi Day are a bit tenuous. But it should remind us that physics and mathematics are really quite immune to governmental political manipulation and corruption. No matter how much know-nothing congress-critturs, legis-gators, local klepto-crats and various bureaucrats would love to be able to legislate that you can calculate a circle using something nice and simple like 3 instead of 3.14159…
Next we have the 15th of March: the Ides of March. We remember the anniversary of the death – the murder – of Gaius Julius Caesar. His murder by members of the Senate – on the Senate floor! (The Conscript Fathers were meeting in the Theatre of Pompey.) In modern terms, Gaius Julius was murdered by a conspiracy of the Deep State of the Roman Republic. While it is usually viewed as a strike against tyranny and dictatorship as we view it today, the reality is a bit more complex. The Republic would have been much more likely to have recovered and survived if he had remained alive and in power, versus the rumors (planted by the equivalent of our modern mainstream media) that he was going to declare himself King.
But regardless of what side Julius and the conspirators who killed him were on, it is a reminder that government is (maybe) a “necessary evil,” but always an evil master and danger to liberty.
Monday the 16th of March? Some call that day “God loves me day” or “Jesus loves me day.” This of course refers to John 3:16, called America’s favorite Bible verse. “For God loved the world in this way: He gave His One and Only Son, so that everyone who believes in Him will not perish but have eternal life.” (Holman Christian Standard Bible) We can be reminded that Christ came to set us free; free from sin and the evils of sin. Which of course includes evil and sinful actions by people who claim to have power over us because they are government. God did not and does not force men and women to accept Jesus, or to love Him. Unlike government, God gave us free will and life.
Of course, it is also worth remembering that March is supposed to be named for the Roman god of war, Mars. And again, let me quote Jesus (Matthew 10:34) “Don’t assume that I came to bring peace on the earth. I did not come to bring peace, but a sword.” He knew that it is necessary to fight, both spiritually and physically, against those (in and out of government) who want to steal our liberty away and enslave us to their demands. William Penn is one of many who have said (and lived): “Resistance to tyrants is obedience to God.”
So there you have our holidays this middle of the month.
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