Valuing Independence Today – The 4th of July Post that Wasn’t

So we were gone over the weekend, and I thought I’d test my abilities to put up posts while on vacation.  Didn’t work.  I set this to publish on the 4th at 6:30 a.m. (which it still says, by the way), but it’s still here in my drafts.  Any WordPressers out there know how to do this?

Three days late, my Independence Day post:

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Although technically, America declared their independence on July 2, 1776, this document was drafted and then approved on July 4 of that year. Never before have I taken today as seriously as I do this Independence Day (emphases mine).

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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.

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5 thoughts on “Valuing Independence Today – The 4th of July Post that Wasn’t

  1. Wow, I got the chills reading this. As we are losing more and more of our Freedom here and fear of the government is becoming so prominent, it seems that soon we should be throwing off this government and establishing a new one. Anyone for a militia?

  2. If only we had someone like one of the Founding Fathers on the ballot in the upcoming election; or at least, a less complacent and accepting society. We are headed for a socialist government, and no one seems to notice — or mind. Sigh.

    Hope you had a nice 4th of July weekend, just the same. I have no idea why your post didn’t publish. The one time I tried posted that way, I only set the time stamp ahead and then clicked publish. Sorry I can’t be of more help!

  3. If only the masses would get behind the Bill of Rights and take back our freedom. Our freedom to live and prosper let alone survive. Enough of this “if we sneak up on them they will get used to it. If we make promises they will forget eventually”.

    I am waiting for bread and cheese rations.

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