Preamble to the U.S. Constitution:
We the people of the United States, in order to form a more perfect Union, establish justice, insure domestic tranquility, provide for the common defense, 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
Part of the Declaration of Independence:
When in 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 a 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, that 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 he patient sufferance of these Colonies; and such is now the necessity which constrains them to alter their former Systems of Government.
"Is life so dear, or peace so sweet, as to be purchased at the price of chains and slavery? Forbid it, Almighty God! I know not what course others may take; but as for me give me liberty or give me death!"
The American army, when fighting the British, went into battle whistling “Yankee Doodle.” When the British retreated from Concord, General Gage (for the British) yelled out, “I HOPE I NEVER HEAR THAT TUNE AGAIN!!!” Unfortunately for him, after the British's defeat at Yorktown, an American Band accompanied the British off the field at Yorktown, playing……YANKEE DOODLE!
My favorite patriotic song (beside the anthem):
GOD BLESS THE USA!
AND A BIG "THANK YOU" TO OUR SOLDIERS!
Happy Fourth of July, you guys! And no matter how bad it gets just remember that The United States of America was built to worship God, so stand up for what you believe in! No matter what people say or do to you stand up for what you believe in! GOD BLESS AMERICA!
P.S.--Enjoy your fireworks for me, if you can!