Category Archives: Independence Day

And you call yourself independent…

The enumeration in the Constitution of certain rights shall not be construed to deny or disparage others retained by the people. — The 9th Amendment to the US Constitution The powers not delegated to the United States by the Constitution, … Continue reading

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Declaring independence

It was never about the geography and always about the lives, liberty, and happiness of the people. Read these words and think on them. If they make you uncomfortable or squeamish, do you still believe in the ideals therein that made … Continue reading

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Being careful what one wishes for

“We are not a people who fear the future. We are a people who make it. And on this July 4th, we need to summon that spirit once more. We need to summon the same spirit that inhabited Independence Hall 233 years ago today.”

– Barack Obama, Independence Day 2009

Does President Obama really understand what he is saying when he calls on Americans to summon the spirit that inhabited Independence Hall 233 years ago?[…] Continue reading

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Courtesy of the National Archives:

IN CONGRESS, July 4, 1776.

The unanimous Declaration of the thirteen united States of America,

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. […] Continue reading

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Why we are free

Petty Officer Second Class Michael Monsoor is a true American hero. His mettle is a testament to what it means to be a citizen of the land of the free and the home of the brave. I can think of … Continue reading

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