Spirit of America

Two hundred and thirty eight years ago this nation declared its independence from the King of England. A new nation was born in the bloody conflict that followed. 

 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….(there follows a list of complaints against the King)

---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 the 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."

 Hmmm..after reading this..and seeing the recent news it makes one wonder if such a time has come upon us again. Let us pray it isn’t so..

 Another declaration we probably don’t recall well was written on a Statue in New York Harbor.

 “"Keep, ancient lands, your storied pomp!" cries she with silent lips. "Give me your tired, your poor,Your huddled masses yearning to breathe free,The wretched refuse of your teeming shore.Send these, the homeless, tempest-tost to me,I lift my lamp beside the golden door!"

 The Statue of Liberty Enlightening the World was a gift of friendship from the people of France to the people of the United States and is a universal symbol of freedom and democracy. The Statue of Liberty was dedicated on October 28, 1886, designated as a National Monument in 1924 and restored for her centennial on July 4, 1986.

After seeing our borders lately I think we have to remember there are rules and laws that apply to bringing in these huddled masses. We have more than we can afford ..enough is enough! Time for a new statue and declaration I think. On this fourth of July 2014 I hereby dedicate this new Statue of Libirdy to the United States "Bird Brains" of all the political parties who let this economic, moral, security and social collapse happen to this once Great Nation…(no slight to the birds intended, many are smarter than politicians). It is time to bring back the true SPIRIT OF AMERICA once more..time to clean house and start over in my humble opinion..Be blessed..Harry


Statue of Libirdy..dedicated to all the bird brain politicians who let this country down..Statue of Liberty portion of photo provided by Mr. Clifford Pugliese, additional photo editing support by Ray Dominey of Get Your Photos on Canvas.com of St Augustine Florida

Bring back the true SPIRIT OF AMERICA before it is too late..

Listen my children and you shall hear...

Of the midnight flight of "George" Revere

The Triclored heron said to his friend, “If the Pink Coats march By land or air from the Broward tonight,
Hang a lantern aloft in the belfry arch Of the North Jax Baptist tower as a signal light,–One if by land, and two if by air;

And lo! as he looks, on the belfry's height A glimmer, and then a gleam of light!
He springs to the dock, on the clete he turns, But lingers and gazes, till full on his sight
A second lamp in the belfry burns.

So through the night flew George Revere; And so through the night he cried his alarm
To every Broward River home and farm,---A cry of defiance, and not of fear,

A voice in the darkness, a knock at the door, And a word that shall echo on the Broward for evermore!

The Pink Coats, those Roseate Spoonbills are once again here on our shore!

Through all our history, to the last, In the hour of darkness and peril and need,
The people will waken and listen to hear The flurrying wing-beats of that bird,
And the midnight message of George Revere.

Welcome back to the Broward, the Pink Coat "Spoonies" are here!

"Whenever the rainbow appears in the clouds, I will see it and remember the everlasting covenant between God and all living creatures of every kind on the earth." Genesis 9:13 

Double Rainbow on the Broward 2 Jul 2014


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