New Mexico Urban Homesteader
Hello, I am A 50 Something, Prepper ;-}; former 60's Flower Child, don't believe in taxpayer subsidized special interest groups (political parties), DO believe in the Constitution and Bill of Rights (1st 10). Long time Independent & Informed Voter. Lover of the outdoors and firm believer that History Teaches - if only we will listen!
(No longer Urban or in NM. Now Rural in the mountains of Maine.)
This blog was started at the request of some dear friends that wish to become Preppers.
“No man who is not willing to help himself has any right to apply to his friends, or to the gods.”
Demosthenes (384–322 BC, Greek statesman and orator of ancient Athens)
Tuesday, July 3, 2012
July 4 - Independence Day
As we get ready to have our picnics, BBQ’s, parties and fireworks we should also take the time to reflect back to July 4, 1776. We were not a country yet, we were just 13 British Colonies under the strict rule of King George III.
The American Colonists were a proud and independent lot, who had carved out towns, farms and businesses in this ‘new land’ with the freedom to worship as chose (or chose not to), without any interference from the Crown.
Meanwhile, the British Empire was looking to collect goods and funds from all of its colonies to finance its own goals, no matter what the cost to any of its subjects.
Here in the American Colonies, we choose to stand against this onslaught of self-serving rules, regulations, taxes, fines and fees … A few brave souls organized against the Crown and what was the largest and strongest military of the time.
These people had stiff competition, as some colonists did not wish to be independent of the Crown and were willing to slave away to keep all of the Crown’s so-called ‘perks’. The American colonists knew that if they declared their independence that they would be charged with treason and put to death as traitors.
Yet they met and did so anyway and because of that we are here today as the Republic of the United States of American. Comprised of independent, sovereign states with the freedom and liberties to worship, make money, speak, read and just plain live (pursuit of happiness) as we please without fear.
So on this July 4, instead of just stuffing our faces and sloshing drink, let’s thank these brave and persistent souls for our country, with its freedoms and liberties. For without them, we would be nothing.
As you review the Declaration of Independence below, remember that the authors of our most sacred documents (Declaration of Independence, Constitution, Bill of Rights) wrote these documents NOT for the lawyers, solicitors, politicians or educated few, but for the common people of the masses.
To read the Declaration of Independence and the American's Creed follow this link: http://www.scribd.com/doc/99038379/July-4-Independence-Day
Also see: Can You Pass the US Nationalization Test-History of US Citizanship & Nationalization http://www.scribd.com/doc/98913598/Can-You-Pass-the-US-Nationalization-Test-History-of-US-Citizanship-Nationalization