Saturday, July 4, 2009

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 of 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 shewn 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.

No one speaks like this anymore. There are a lot of conversations being held right now about health care, Iraq, GM & Chrysler, abortion, gay rights, but when we talk about being proud of our country there are a lot of people who shut down very quickly.

If you were born in this country, you should be proud of this country. If you have family that came over here like I do, be proud of the tradition that they brought with them. Be proud of how those two worlds meshed. Be proud of the men and women that have fought for your freedom. Be proud of your family for making the decision to come to this country so that their grandchildren and great-grandchildren aka you and me could have opportunities they couldn't. Be proud of your accomplishments.

Be proud of yourself completely.

Be proud if you are Catholic, Southern Baptist or Jewish.

Be proud if you are Italian, Irish, or Chinese.

Be proud of the color of your skin.

Be proud of your college degree.

Be proud of the struggle you face when fighting for your dream.

Be proud of your cute haircut that drives your husband crazy.

Be proud of who you are.

Be proud of being an American.

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Hi y'all! The name's Samantha. You can call me Sam if you like. I am a lover to a boy I met at Falls Creek in the summer of 2005, that is a student of Jesus, a Sooner born and Sooner bred and when I die I'll be Sooner dead, Democrat by party, blonde to the core, and oldies but goodies kind of girl.
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