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07-04-2011, 05:05 AM
Happy 4th of July from Bennington, Vermont, where the temperatures are now 59 degrees with a high of 85 predicted.
07-04-2011, 07:21 AM
happy 4th of july to all my geocaching friends.
And happy birthday america. We are proud to be americans.
07-04-2011, 08:47 AM
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When, in the course of human events, it becomes necessary for one people to dissolve the political bonds 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.
-- Declaration of Independence, July 4, 1776
Today, we are not just celebrating a date. We are celebrating INDEPENDENCE! Remember that today as you visit with friends, cookout, and watch fireworks. And may your day be full of life, liberty, and the pursuit of happiness! HAPPY INDEPENDENCE DAY!
07-04-2011, 09:18 AM
Happy 4th to you all. Sad statistic this AM in the news. Only 58% of those polled correctly responded that Independence was declared in 1776. A slightly greater percent recognized the colonies broke away from Britain. From the poll: "The younger the respondent, the less likely he or she was to be correct." Whew.. Enjoy the day and be safe!!
07-04-2011, 10:57 AM
Happy Independence Day everyone. Also, let us not forget those who have made sacrifices to give us our freedom and make our independence possible. From our Forefathers on through to the current men and women of our armed services, we salute you! God Bless America!
07-04-2011, 10:27 PM
Hope everyone had a great Independence day today, remembering what our freedom is all about and thanking those who gave all for us!!
07-04-2011, 10:41 PM
Amen!!! Happy 4th of july!!!
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