Saturday, July 4, 2009

Independence Day, 2009


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. Prudence, indeed, will dictate that Governments long established should not be changed for light and transient causes; and accordingly all experience hath shewn, that mankind are more disposed to suffer, while evils are sufferable, than to right themselves by abolishing the forms to which they are accustomed. But when a long train of abuses and usurpations, pursuing invariably the same Object evinces a design to reduce them under absolute Despotism, it is their right, it is their duty, to throw off such Government, and to provide new Guards for their future security...

Let us not forget the true meaning of this day.

6 comments:

MightyMom said...

amen sister!

I refuse to wish folks a happy 4th, it's actually worse than saying "Happy Holidays" during December.


Happy Independence Day!

coffeypot said...

I just hope the Liberals and the Socialist don't destroy it.

AirmanMom said...

mightymom...I knew there were others like me :)

AirmanMom said...

coffeypot...we are the more silent party, but we are strong.

Sarge Charlie said...

Thank you for what you do and what you have given to our country for it's independence, my thoughts are forever with your son who is standing the post on this 4th of July. Stop by today, I think my post just could bring back some meomories for you.

Tami said...

HOOAH


God Bless,

aam