Saturday, July 02, 2016


As strange as it seems .. there are still a few people who know what Independence Day actually means.

[H/T: War On Gun]

Okay. You have to search for them.  But Thank Goodness there are still Blondes in the world to put the Jocks in their place!.

 (Okay .... not a lot of Smart Blondes, but a lot more than Smart Jocks!)

Yes, I liked the guy (sufer blond, that's okay) who actually KNEW some of the "Founding Fathers" were more than the name of a bar in "BONES".

But I fell in lust with the tiny blonde in horn-rim glasses who said:

We the People of the United States, in Order to form a more perfect Union, establish Justice, insure domestic Tranquility, provide for the common defence, promote the general Welfare, and secure the Blessings of Liberty to ourselves and our Posterity, do ordain and establish this Constitution for the United States of America.
Actually, that was the Preamble to the Constitution, which was ultimately signed in 1987   1877     (September 17, 1787)!  [credit for getting three out of four digits correct, for interviewes!]

(The Declaration of Independence was signed on July 04, 1776, and starts:

When in the Course of human events, it becomes necessary for one people to dissolve the political bands which have connected them with another, and to assume among the powers of the earth, the separate and equal station to which the Laws of Nature and of Nature's God entitle them, a decent respect to the opinions of mankind requires that they should declare the causes which impel them to the separation.
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. 
Today, there is controversy as to whether the current form of govenment meets the standards thus enumerated.  Indeed, considering several Executive Decisions ("Unilateral Decisions") imposed by the current administration, it seems that the 'consent of the governed' has not always been consulted, nor considered.

When .. and HOW ... can we regain control over our own government?


Anonymous said...

Some Texans are giving strong consideration to the first paragraph.

Mark said...

You mean it isn't the day where the rodent crawls out from under a rock and predicts when winter will be here???

Anonymous said...

Geek: Have a happy and very philosophical Independence day. Eat lots of Bar B Que.

Jerry The Geek said...

Mark .... you're thinking of your birthday.