Sunday, July 04, 2010

Happy Independence Day!

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 of 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 shewn 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. - from The Declaration of Independence

Wishing you a wonderful day of enjoying the freedoms our people and armies have fought for.

Remember this, too:

Freedom is never more than one generation away from extinction. We didn't pass it to our children in the bloodstream. It must be fought for, protected, and handed on for them to do the same, or one day we will spend our sunset years telling our children and our children's children what it was once like in the United States where men were free. - Ronald Reagan

As a daughter, niece and wife of war veterans, I hope you never forget that freedom isn't something to be taken for granted.


You Make Big Waves

You're type of person who gets carried away from time to time. You tend to think and life big.

You believe that there can't be too much of a good thing... until you get too much.

You can overwhelm other people with your enthusiasm, but they know that your heart is in the right place.

Once you get rolling with an idea or plan, it's hard for you to stop. You can get really caught up in the moment!

Maybe? ... you'd have to ask other people, I suppose.



Dru said...

Happy Independence Day!

You Make Beautiful Waves

Life would be boring if you just sat back and watched it unfold.

You like to make things happen, but in a very ordered and interesting way.

You don't really like chaos. You tend to plan thoroughly and execute your plans well.

You are very creative, eloquent, and expressive.

You know how to accomplish great things, even if you're just playing around.

This is 90% accurate.

Enjoy today!

Brandy said...

Happy Fourth of July! I hope your day is filled with fun!

You Don't Make Waves
More than anyone else, you're happy to go with the flow. Life has enough waves without you making your own.
You don't really enjoy drama, though you don't mind watching it pass by... as long as you're not involved.
If chaos does come your way, you try to minimize it as much as you can.
You never like to feel like your life is out of control. There's no sea too calm for you.

That's pretty much right on spot.

Have a fabulous Fourth!

Tori Lennox said...

Happy Independence Day!!! Hope you're having a most excellent one!