Friday, July 4, 2014

We Must All Hang Together.....

"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 our intentions, do, in the Name, and by Authority of the good People of these Colonies, solemnly publish and declare, That these United Colonies are, and of Right ought to be Free and Independent States; that they are Absolved from all Allegiance to the British Crown, and that all political connection between them and the State of Great Britain, is and ought to be totally dissolved; and that as Free and Independent States, they have full Power to levy War, conclude Peace, contract Alliances, establish Commerce, and to do all other Acts and Things which Independent States may of right do. And for the support of this Declaration, with a firm reliance on the protection of divine Providence, we mutually pledge to each other our Lives, our Fortunes and our sacred Honor."--from the Declaration of Independence, July 1776.


It's July 4th.
Please enjoy this clip from the HBO miniseries "John Adams".
And remember the sacrifices our fore bearers endured to secure our liberties.

I feel this stuff deeply since I am directly or by-marriage related to 5 of the 7 Signers to this document from the Virginia Delegation to the 2nd Continental Congress.
Yep, I come from a long line of Virginia rebels.......



Then, to paraphrase my esteemed cousin, Sonya Ann "Go celebrate by drinking and blowing shit up".

Yours in Liberty,

Sluggy


 

4 comments:

  1. Interesting. Your ancestors would have approved Her Uppitiness.

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    1. By the way, being called an Uppity Woman is a compliment if said to me. I even have a tshirt. Oh, I have a bin of leftover tshirts that I made and sold--Uppity Women Unite. The "O" is a Venus Mirror, symbol for female. I should dig those out and sell them!

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  2. I love your cousin. My sentiments exactly. I have everything necessary to blow things up! (Literally.)

    Peace <3
    Jay

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  3. I don't know how you managed to work the Declaration of Independence and me into the same post but thank you. Maybe you were looking for polar opposites-smart and dumb.

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