The 4th of July and YOU!

4th of July

 

This 4th of July take some time to think about where we came from in America and where we are going.

Think about how the founding Fathers worked together to in the name of FREEDOM with a common vision.

Ponder the Pledge of Allegiance:

I pledge allegiance to the Flag of the United States of America, and to the Republic for which it stands, one Nation under God, indivisible, with liberty and justice for all.

Ask yourself…..

  1. What responsibilities do I have as an American citizen?
  2. What can I do to help myself and others?
  3. What does the constitution mean to me and it’s amendments?
  4. How am I making a difference in America?

The Constitution begins:

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.

Did you know that the 1st 10 Amendments are known as the Bill of Rights?

Did you know there are 27 amendments to the US Constitution?

Did you know that the 26th Amendment gave 18 year olds the right to vote in 1971?

National Archives Building

Learn more about the history of America and how you fit in with this video from The Discovery Chanel.

Be SAFE, have FUN and make a difference in America by doing something to help others.   The 4th of July is all about you!  

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What Does The 4th of July Mean To You?

Visions on the 4th of July!                                       

  • Freedom                                          
  • Flags
  • Picnics
  • Parades
  • Watermelon
  • Fireworks

The 4th of July is MY birthday! It has always been a fun day for me because everyone wants to celebrate!

Memories are made on this special day in summer!

Thinking about the Declaration of Independence and what it means to me and what it meant to the colonies in 1776 requires some quiet time to ponder. Let's all take Five Minutes for Freedom with family and Friends on this 4th of July! 

It is with great humility I am asking that you to take 5 minutes to think about our freedom, the men and women who continue to fight for it on a daily basis and where we fit in with responsibility to America today.   Please think about what is really going on in America NOW, think about the debt we have and how we are going to pay it back. We are one big family and if this was happening to your family think about what you would do.  When looking at the debt picture with more money going out than coming in does it spell bankruptcy to you?  Why do we keep borrowing?   Think about how we can we make a difference with participation and what that really means. To balance the budget things have to be cut which is going to be painful.  Elected representatives need to KNOW what you are thinking and what your ideas are.  If we are silent the special interest groups continue to get their way.

 
Please take 5 minutes on the 4th for Freedom with your family and friends.  Share together this burden we need to shed!  We can do it with joy and peace if we all unite and work together to get back on track…. it is "one nation under God, indivisible with liberty and justice for all."

Where do we fit into the vision that emerged in July of 1776?

Below please find the beginning of the document and this is the link to the balance of the work which started American Independence.

               The Unanimous Declaration of the Thirteen United States of America
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 to 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. Prudence, indeed, will dictate that governments long established should not be changed for light and transient causes; and accordingly all experience hath shown that mankind are more disposed to suffer, while evils are sufferable, than to right themselves by abolishing the forms to which they are accustomed. 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. –Such has been the patient sufferance of these colonies; and such is now the necessity which constrains them to alter their former systems of government. The history of the present King of Great Britain is a history of repeated injuries and usurpations, all having in direct object the establishment of an absolute tyranny over these states. To prove this, let facts be submitted to a candid world………

America is great because we have many freedoms through our Constitution: speech, religion, press, the right to vote, justice, the right to bear arms and on.  We are free because our forefathers fought to give us these freedoms. Taking 5 minutes with your family and friends to think about the unique freedoms really shows respect and gratitude for what they did to give us what we have. 

Thank you for reading along with me today and I am have high hopes that your family and friends will feel as moved as you did to share the five minutes for freedom thinking with others even after the 4th.  

You may know the saying… there is an elephant in the room… (no pun intended) and we need to talk about it!

Celebrate the 4th and  ignite your freedom of speech and action!