President Calvin Coolidge shared his birthday with that of the United States. This coincidence did not lead him to conclude he had been divinely called to fundamentally change the country. He was modest. He was perhaps the last Chief Executive to pay any heed to the 9th and 10th Amendments. He was not known for… Continue reading Happy Birthday to the United States
Emphasis mine.IN CONGRESS, July 4, 1776.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… Continue reading Happy semi-Independence Day
Thomas Jefferson wrote these timeless words about Liberty: 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.He also wrote other words, and we may imagine their current application.On our… Continue reading Jefferson
The Stamp Act of 1765, of which today is the 245th anniversary, inflamed citizens of the 13 colonies and led directly to the American Revolution of 1776. The government of America was fundamentally changed as a result. That was arguably the last fundamental change until about 1940.American colonists opposing continuation of Britain's suzerainty amounted to… Continue reading Precedent
In Rhode Island the Bristol Fourth of July Committee, members found here, has banned the Rhode Island Tea Party folks from the Bristol Independence Day parade - forever.The Tea Partiers' offense was wiping their feet on an American flag, no wait, that was Obama's associate Bill Ayers that some sympathizers, who were independent citizens and… Continue reading Petty politics vs. The Spirit of ’76
This is the conclusion of the Declaration of Independence, signed by men who fully expected they might lose their lives and their fortunes, but who would never lose their honor.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… Continue reading …our Lives, our Fortunes and our sacred Honor.
Alpha.The Declaration: 1776When 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… Continue reading Alpha and Omega