Happy 235th Birthday, USA!
"We don't celebrate dependence on the Fourth of July, we celebrate independence." - Ronald Reagan
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How much debt has the government put on her shoulders??
The Declaration of Independence and the Constitution of these United States are covenants we have made not only with ourselves but with all mankind. Our founding documents proclaim to the world that freedom is not the sole prerogative of a chosen few. It is the universal right of all God's children. - Ronald Reagan, 1991
I had a copy of the Soviet Constitution and I read it with great interest. And I saw all kinds of terms in there that sound just exactly like our own: "Freedom of assembly" and "freedom of speech: and so forth. Of course, they don't allow them to have those things, but they're in there, in the constitution. But I began to wonder about the other constitutions--everyone has one--and our own, and why so much emphasis on ours. And then I found out, and the answer was very simple--that's why you don't notice it at first. But it is so great that it tells the entire difference. All those other constitutions are documents that say, "We, the government, allow the people the following rights," and our Constitution says "We, the people, allow the government the following privileges and rights."
We give our permission to government to do the things that it does. And that's the whole story of the difference--why we're unique in the world and why no matter what our troubles may be, we're going to overcome.
-Ronald Reagan, 1981
If we want to keep our country great and free, then we need to be interested in politics. I recently read on another great blog, Capitalist Preservation, that only 58% of Americans know that the Declaration of Independence was signed in 1776! I find that beyond appalling! No wonder our country is in the shape it's in, on a fast road to socialism. And, fyi, the road to socialism always leads to that great and wonderful utopia of communism. We don't even know our own history. And, much of our history is being rewritten. (I will save the rant that is going on in my head for another day.)
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Have a Happy 4th of July!