I posted this on Facebook a little while ago:
What today is all about. Right now, I am wearing one of my favorite t-shirts. On it is an American flag made up of words. Those words are:
"We hold these truths to be self evident that all men are created equal, that they are endowed by their Creator 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 of these ends, it is the Right of the People to alter or to abolish it, and to institute new Government..."
If our forefathers were here today they would tell us that we are at a crossroads of the latter part of that passage. This government, on any level, is no longer deriving their powers from the consent of the governed but rather to further it's own ends. This is not the country spoken about in that great document that those brave men wrote and signed. It's quite the opposite. Sadly, today, most people have no clue what this great document is let alone what it stands for. Today, many people believe freedom to mean relying on the government for their every need and that freedom to them is to have that same government take from those who have earned it and give it to them because, after all, life is supposed to be fair. These people will soon find out the hard way, as Thomas Jefferson once said, "A government big enough to give you everything you want is also big enough to take everything you have." We are on that path. And WE THE PEOPLE(from another great document written 11 years after this one) need to take this country back and form it in the way our founders intended. God Bless America and God Bless each and every one of you. Have a safe and happy 4th of July and please remember what this day is all about.