Independence Day

Long may she wave!!

These colors never run.

As I read the Declaration of Independence, I come to the end of the Preamble, and read this:

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.

That is my favorite part, the one quote that lies at the heart of what the Declaration means. There are some that choose to forget what this means, and there are others that fight for it, everyday.

There will come a time when we will need to throw off despotism, and provide new guards for our future security. History has taught us this: that she will repeat herself as long as ignorance abounds like putrescent mold upon the fabric of time.

Though this post is somber in thought, I hope you celebrate our country’s independence with joy, and much laughter, and while you are looking up to the heavens enjoying the fireworks, give a thought to the men and women who have sacrificed so much for our freedoms.

About LC Aggie Sith

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4 responses to “Independence Day

  • Tiberius

    For too long already y’all have allowed domestic enemies to roam free. ’bout time ya did something about it, hmmm?

    And a happy Independence Day to you 🙂

  • Jay in Ames

    There’s nothing like singing our National Anthem with a crowd of people that have sworn to defend it against all enemies, foreign and domestic.

    I’ve had that privilege, and I’m a better person for it. I’m not one of them, but I appreciate all that they do.

  • Teresa in Fort Worth, TX

    Aggie, we all appreciate what your family and other military families sacrifice for those of us who are dependent on the blanket of security that your loved ones provide.

    We are truly lucky to live in the Greatest Nation on Earth.

  • Azy

    And 200 comments? Holy cow my blog had over 2 million visits before the host deleted it and never broke 800 comments.

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