Monday, July 4, 2011

Independence Day

235 years ago today, a bunch of brave American men told the world's greatest superpower to get lost. These men all knew they were risking their lives in signing the Declaration, and they did it anyway ...

We, therefore, the Representatives of the united States of America, in General Congress, Assembled, appealing to the Supreme Judge of the world for the rectitude of our intentions, do, in the Name, and by Authority of the good People of these Colonies, solemnly publish and declare, That these united Colonies are, and of Right ought to be Free and Independent States, that they are Absolved from all Allegiance to the British Crown, and that all political connection between them and the State of Great Britain, is and ought to be totally dissolved; and that as Free and Independent States, they have full Power to levy War, conclude Peace, contract Alliances, establish Commerce, and to do all other Acts and Things which Independent States may of right do. — And for the support of this Declaration, with a firm reliance on the protection of Divine Providence, we mutually pledge to each other our Lives, our Fortunes, and our sacred Honor.

We will never know these men, but their courage gave us this great country to live in. Consider taking the time this holiday to read the entire Declaration of Independence. If you click the link, you can also read biographies on each of the signers. Happy Independence Day. ~Jason Aslinger


  1. I think back to the courage the founding fathers showed forming this nation and I wonder. Can you imagine the current cro of politicians doing anything like that. It would be a joke, both parties. Imagine Harry Reid John Bohener, obama and Biden writing a documant like our Constitution and Bill Of Rights. Imagine them telling England, the most powerful nation in the world to shove it. Our current politicians are all an insult to those men. I was listening to cspan this morning and several callers want to ave the Constitution rewritten. That ought to scare everyone. We all are so very fortunate to have been born in this country. We owe those brave forefathers a huge thank you for their wisdom and courage.

  2. I could imagine a couple of our current politicians writing the constitution or the declaration. In fact one of them is actually running for president. His name is Ron Paul.

    He's spent 12 terms in congress defending EVERY SINGLE American's right to liberty. Whether you are a Republican or Democrat, he's been going to bat for YOU every day for the last 21 years.

    WE THE PEOPLE have a chance to put our vote where our mouth is in 2012. All we have to do is think for ourselves.


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