Monday, July 4, 2011

Happy 4th of July

The United States is the only country with a known birthday. - James G. Blaine

Happy 235th Birthday, USA!

"We don't celebrate dependence on the Fourth of July, we celebrate independence." - Ronald Reagan

Here is the reason we must be vigiliant.
How much debt has the government put on her shoulders??
 Ronald Reagan was one of our greatest presidents. The following quotes are from "The Common Sense of an Uncommon Man, the Wit, Wisdom, and Eternal Optimism of Ronald Reagan" by Michael Reagan

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.)

So, in the midst of hotdogs  (I've heard enough about weiners), hamburgers, beer, and fireworks, take a few minutes to remember those great men, who with a firm reliance on Divine Providence (GOD) pledged their lives, their fortunes and their sacred honor, to give us freedom.

Have a Happy 4th of July!


  1. Uh, it is a really long roll to get to the comments but you are worth it. Great post and so many truths in it.

    I wrote a post that goes great with this post albeit a little shorter, well you know due to all this rolling we have to do. LOL Just kidding.

    Hope you get to eat a lot of Oscar Meyer Weiners and see the Weiner mobile. Okay, could not stop myself.

    Have a fun time.

    God bless.

  2. Happy fourth, Darlene.
    Weiner, weiner, weiner, weiner...and beer!

  3. Hope you had a wonderful Independence day.

  4. Happy 4th! great post. I liked Reagan too!
    Blessings, Joanne

  5. Thanks for these important reminders, Darlene. I also love your comment in reference to weiners. Enough already!

  6. A wonderful observation you made about the document! And the men who signed, were rather afraid for their lives. When John Hancock signed, he said that the price on his head had just doubled. Unfortunately, not very good things happened to them. Eleven had their homes destroyed, a handful were hunted and captured, some lost all their money.

  7. Wow what a coincidence, I'm sitting here waiting to watch a docu on Reagan that's about to start on the history channel. Here's a little tidbit of useless information for you Darlene, of the 56 signatories of the US declaration of Independence no fewer than 9 were of Scottish decent. Not bad for a wee country.

  8. Great post Darlene! Thanks for reminding us of how great a President can be!


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