Saturday, July 4, 2009

Why Not Celebrate?

I posted earlier today a full text of the Declaration of Independence, that for so many years our country celebrated, and the celebration was well deserved. In these days is there really that much reason for celebration? Granted, we are one of the freest nations on earth, but is that enough, and does it coincide with the founders ideas? I say no, it is not enough and it does not correlate with the founders ideas. Here are some direct quotes from the Declaration with comments on how they are now being violated today. Ask yourself if we really have come that far from the tyranny the colonies were under and if you should really be celebrating today?

"He has refused his Assent to Laws, the most wholesome and necessary for the public good." Has anyone see Obama's official birth certificate yet? Not his certificate of live birth that Hawaii handed out left and right to foreigners on a consistent basis.

"He has dissolved Representative Houses repeatedly, for opposing with manly firmness his invasions on the rights of the people." No dissolution as of yet, but how many "executive orders" circumvent the way something is supposed to become a law?

"He has erected a multitude of New Offices, and sent hither swarms of Officers to harass our people and eat out their substance." How many Czars do we have now?

"He has combined with others to subject us to a jurisdiction foreign to our constitution, and unacknowledged by our laws; giving his Assent to their Acts of pretended Legislation:" How many people are protesting any new form of taxation, yet "Cap-and-Trade" and "Health Care Reform" are still in the works.

That should give you a brief idea that what the colonies saw as tyranny still exists. I wrote several months ago on this exact topic, but I used different parts of the Declaration of Independence at that time, if you want to see more you can read: "Has the Time Come?"

No, I will not be celebrating, unless you count fireworks that come out of a metal cylinder whose inside diameter is anything from .17 to .50.


Kent McManigal said...

Does this mean I can't use my metal cylinder with an inside diameter of .54?

My thoughts today have been turning to the fact that the original intent of Independence Day has been completely turned inside out: from an anti-government celebration to "worship the state/military" day. It is as if Christmas had been turned into a celebration of Satan, theft, death, and hatred. (I know some would claim Christmas has been perverted, but the positive things are still given lip-service.)

"Bill Hicks" said...

Yes, you can use any cylinder you wish. I only have them that go up to .50 though. Used to have a reproduction musket though that measured .68.