Saturday, July 4, 2009
Happy birthday to US
Today is Independence Day. It's the 233nd anniversary of the declaration of independence by the thirteen United States of America. If you haven't read the Declaration in totality, you might want to give it a look. I especially found the following statement interesting:
"But when a long train of abuses and usurpations, pursuing invariably the same Object evinces a design to reduce them under absolute Despotism, it is their right, it is their duty, to throw off such Government, and to provide new Guards for their future security."
Many of us have been bedeviled by a "long train of abuses and usurpations". And we are working to throw them off...every day.
It will be fun to watch fireworks tonight in celebration of the country's birthday. I'll have a prime spot to watch the fireworks from the sail boat.
I'm sure that it's going to be a zoo on the water. The marine law enforcement staff will be out patrolling and looking for people that are too impaired to operate a boat.
I've never understood why the Fourth of July has always evoked images of drunken barbecuing and massive parties. It has a lot more meaning than grilling hotdogs and drinking beer.
I hope that you enjoy this day and the meaning that it has for you.