Is the Spirt of America dead?
Two hundred and thirty-nine 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 Declarationof 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..I posted this last year for Independence Day..so much has changed in the past year. You of course are entitled to your own opinions. However, my friends, I don’t like this change in America and it’s values that these valiant signers lived and died for..
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 light of Liberty’s torch is growing dim. The problems with our nation stretch way beyond border issues. The “borders” seem non-existent. And now the SCOTUS has “rewritten” or “ignored” true law and declared their own laws and made a “new law” of the land. So much for “States rights”. Folks that don’t agree with it (like myself) are already reading about a judge in Oregon that put a gag order on two Christians for publicly speaking their beliefs. Is this America or North Korea? On this fourth of July 2015 I hereby dedicate this Statue of Libirdy award to the five United States Supreme Court Bird Brains who need their heads examined. Five of them have their beaks stuck up their “you know whats” so deep probably they will never see the light of day…I ask you, “Has the SPIRIT OF AMERICA died?” ...I pray it isn’t so. Be blessed..Harry