July 4

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.–That to secure these rights, Governments are instituted among Men, deriving their just powers from the consent of the governed, –That whenever any Form of Government becomes destructive of these ends, it is the Right of the People to alter or to abolish it, and to institute new Government, laying its foundation on such principles and organizing its powers in such form, as to them shall seem most likely to effect their Safety and Happiness.

Today, Internet, we celebrate the fact that the USA divorced itself from a government that taxed them without representing them.

A government that wanted total control of every facet of their lives.

A government that didn’t care what the people thought.

A government that wanted to get bigger and richer off the backs of the people.


So, today as your eating your hot dogs, your hamburgers, your brats.

Making sure your pasta salad isn’t to dry, your potato salad has enough pickle relish in it, and your fruit salad has enough watermelon…don’t forget.

Don’t forget the entire reason we celebrate today.



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15 thoughts on “July 4”

  1. That sounds like modern day, doesn’t it? They are having a TEA party in Springfield today. I don’t know if we will make it there, but it should prove to be interesting. Have a great day.

  2. It is said we continue to repeat the past. Maybe one of these days we’ll learn from the past and not make the same misktakes. Have a safe and happy 4th.

  3. I wonder how many people today know what the Declaration of Independence says???

    I love America and the Freedom for which it stands!

    Happy 4th!

  4. Happy Independence Day!

    … and yes, that sounds *exactly* like what’s happening again today. History repeating itself.

    Sadly Americans seem to have gotten complacent and we’re giving away our freedoms with laws and amendments! Enough already!

    Tea anyone?

  5. Amazing post! Thank you.

    And do enjoy this day. I see that you have already honored it well.

    (By the way, how did you know that my pasta salad is dry?!)

  6. Yet when we take this day to the celebrate the triumphs and sacrifices of our forefathers let us not forget….

    Chocolate was introduced to the United States in 1765 when John Hanan brought
    cocoa beans from the West Indies into Dorchester, Massachusetts, to refine them with
    the help of Dr. James Baker. The first chocolate factory in the country was established

      1. ??
        I have to admit, I’m not an extremely reliable source for chocolate trivia. I just did a quick “Google” search.
        But hey if you can’t count on Google who can ya count on???

  7. What a great post! Thank you for sharing and refreshing our memories of freedom as it should be. And, as Ronald Reagan once said, “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.”

  8. It is interesting watching the decline of Amereica…knowing God is in control…knowing Matthew 28:18-20…

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