On this day of Independence let use this positive energy to charge our own! Lets keep positive and focused on what made this country great. We still have that! It is the will of the people that has made this country great.
People like Thomas Jefferson:
If once they [the people] become inattentive to the public affairs, you and I, and Congress, and Assemblies, Judges, and Governors, shall all become wolves.” — Thomas Jefferson
John F Kennedy:
The very word ‘secrecy’ is repugnant in a free and open society; and we are as a people inherently and historically opposed to secret societies, to secret oaths and to secret proceedings….” — John F Kennedy,
Sure, many of us are stricken with a sense of apathy with our economic situation. We may even feel hopelessness in being able to do something about the BP Oil Disaster. But we are doing it! More people are awakening from their slumber & are getting into action!
Do not stop & do not fall for the fearmongering.
On this day, as we celebrate or rights & freedoms (what we have left of them…), I would like to interject a bit of spice, in between the hot dogs & hamburgers and apple pies. On this day, the state of economy and ecology are causing our forefathers to be rolling in their graves. Not from fear of what is occurring, but they are stirring up that patriotic energy for us :
It must have been a restless night in those old graveyards — the resting places of George Washington, Benjamin Franklin, John Adams, Thomas Jefferson and the other great men who led the fight for freedom and held the vision for what would become the greatest country in the world.
They, along with other farmers, shopkeepers and tradesmen, shook their collective fist at the King of England. They printed their newspapers in back rooms without bothering to get the required approval before posting it in the town square, they boycotted products that supported their oppressors, they stood up for their right to express their opinions in a group environment and exercised what they believed was their right to self rule.
What would our destiny have been if instead, they felt powerless to effect change, if they only cared about their own personal welfare and had no sense of social responsibility? If their concept of democracy was void of integrity and had no moral core? If they were just too afraid and just too tired to stand up for what we came to know as “truth, justice and the American way” — Kim Calbert (Singularcity.com)
And most importantly, let’s remember the words of our Founding Fathers:
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…“ — Declaration of Independence