At this time I will refrain from totally bashing our government (I had initially planned on a larger scathing post ripping to shreds what they are doing to destroy our great country) out of respect for our founding fathers, fellow citizens, vets and the many others that made this country great. The post will eventually come as the thrashing our individual independence is taking is truly sad. Let's keep this upbeat and enjoy this holiday, for sadly it may be written out of our history books one day.
History Channel - The History of July 4th
HC - 4th of July did you know trivia? " In 2007, $4.7 million was the dollar value of U.S. imports of American flags. The vast majority of this amount ($4.3 million) was for U.S. flags made in China." WTF? We can't even make out own flag cheaper than they can. New law? All US flags MUST be manufactured in the US of A. That will create maybe 1,00 jobs. HA! I'm already doing better than the O.
HC - Text of the Declaration of Independence Read it! "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."
Fact Monster - History of July 4 Celebrations
"The Declaration of Independence is a justification of the American Revolution, citing grievances against King George III. It is also a landmark philosophical statement, drawing on the writings of philosophers John Locke and Jean Jacques Rousseau. It affirms that since all people are creatures of God, or nature, they have certain natural rights, or liberties, that cannot be violated."
Fact Monster - American Revolution "American Revolution, 1775–83, struggle by which the Thirteen Colonies on the Atlantic seaboard of North America won independence from Great Britain and became the United States. It is also called the American War of Independence."
Does this sound like something we may have to do against our OWN government someday? I surely hope not, but am not leaving out the possibility. There are some groups that are seriously discussing cessation from the USA. Yes, the topic is ACTUALLY BEING DISCUSSED. We have come that far.
Be safe, enjoy your 4th, teach a kid about the Constitution and the great history and sacrifices behind this historic day. If the kids don't learn the truth from you, will they learn the truth?