Saturday, July 4, 2009

American Independence!

" 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 institutioned 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 the 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 froms to which they are accustomed.

But when a long train of abuses and usurpations, pursuing envariable 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. The history of the present King of Great Britain is a history of repeated injuries and usurpations, all having in direct object the establishment of an absolute Tyranny over these States."

A pocket-size booklet with the Declaration of Independence and the Constitution of the United States is available from the Heritage Foundation at
Happy Independence Day!
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  1. Love your decor for the 4th of July! Hope you ahd a wonderful one!


  2. Love all the red, white and blue! Hope you had a fun weekend! Hugs, Loretta

  3. Great decorations. That fuzzy tree with the red white and blue ornaments is very special :-)
    Hope you had a great 4th!

  4. Love that touch of Texas in your welcome sign! I never have original ideas anymore, but I might have to borrow that idea!

  5. You just went all out with the red, white and blue. The only thing I decorated was myself.

  6. Lorilee,

    Your 4th of July decorations look great! I love the grapevine with the colored lights around your doorway. I'm going to try to remember to do that next year.



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