On This Independence Day

On This Independence Day

On this July 4, please take a few minutes to ponder and appreciate the great nation we live in. Consider the struggles and sacrifices of those who pledged their “lives, fortunes, and sacred honor” to ensure a better tomorrow for their sons and daughters. During these especially tumultuous times, it’s important to remember that we fight, we march, we sit in, and walk out because we love this country, and the people in it, too much to let democracy die in the darkness. Have a safe and wonderful holiday!

 

“He has refused his Assent to Laws, the most wholesome and necessary for the public good. …

 

He has endeavoured to prevent the population of these States; for that purpose obstructing the Laws for Naturalization of Foreigners; refusing to pass others to encourage their migrations hither …

 

He has affected to render the Military independent of and superior to the Civil Power. …

 

For cutting off our Trade with all parts of the world …

 

He has excited domestic insurrections amongst us …

 

A Prince, whose character is thus marked by every act which may define a Tyrant, is unfit to be the ruler of a free people.”

 

– Declaration of Independence (1776)

 

posted by Judy Wixted, TCDCC Member