Wednesday, July 15, 2009

It's this simple.

It’s 8:03 pm and 83 degrees outside on this beautiful summer evening. You’re just finishing supper, a simple meal of steak and a potato, cooked on the BBQ. The steak is perfect, medium rare, with pepper, salt, mustard, and cayenne, a recipe given to you by your best friend. You relax in the cool night breeze, reading about one of your favorite hobbies, while on the radio Lynyrd Skynyrd sings about everything that is right with the world. This is one those moments when God hands you an olive branch and shows you what life is all about.
This is freedom. This is America. This is why we fight to keep her sane.

Saturday, July 4, 2009

Happy Independence Day!

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.
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 to 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 shown 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. -- Such has been the patient sufferance of these colonies; and such is now the necessity which constrains them to alter their former systems of government.

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