Sunday, July 04, 2010

Happy 4th of July


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

 
234 years later, our elected officials seem to forget this.  They work for us.  Period.  If they are not doing what you want, WE the People, have the power to change this. 
And 234 years later, the brave men who risked everything, including their very lives, to sign the most important piece of paper in American History, are still my heroes.
 
New Hampshire: Josiah Bartlett, William Whipple, Matthew Thornton


Massachusetts: John Hancock, Samual Adams, John Adams, Robert Treat Paine, Elbridge Gerry

Rhode Island: Stephen Hopkins, William Ellery

Connecticut: Roger Sherman, Samuel Huntington, William Williams, Oliver Wolcott

New York: William Floyd, Philip Livingston, Francis Lewis, Lewis Morris

New Jersey: Richard Stockton, John Witherspoon, Francis Hopkinson, John Hart, Abraham Clark

Pennsylvania: Robert Morris, Benjamin Rush, Benjamin Franklin, John Morton, George Clymer, James Smith, George Taylor, James Wilson, George Ross

Delaware: Caesar Rodney, George Read, Thomas McKean

Maryland: Samuel Chase, William Paca, Thomas Stone, Charles Carroll of Carrollton

Virginia: George Wythe, Richard Henry Lee, Thomas Jefferson, Benjamin Harrison, Thomas Nelson, Jr., Francis Lightfoot Lee, Carter Braxton

North Carolina: William Hooper, Joseph Hewes, John Penn


South Carolina: Edward Rutledge, Thomas Heyward, Jr., Thomas Lynch, Jr., Arthur Middleton

Georgia: Button Gwinnett, Lyman Hall, George Walton

18 comments:

Kat's Kats said...

Everyone at the home of the Teenage Mutant Ninja Kitty Horde salutes you!!!

Empress Bee (of the High Sea) said...

great post! really on target! happy 4th y'all!

smiles, auntie bee
xoxoxoxoxoxoxoxo

Pumpkinpuddy said...

Wow. What a pawsome post. Happy 4th my furriends.

fivecats said...

Happy Fourth!

Khyra And Sometimes Her Mom said...

Happy FoURth of WOO-ly!

Hugz&Khysses,
Khyra
PeeEssWoo: Glad to see Sammy is doing better!

ABBY said...

How are you feelin today dear sweet Sammy?

Happy Fourth of July!

purrs and nosekisses to my sweet handsome floofy cocoa puff meezer man

>^,,^<

♥Abby♥

Katnip Lounge said...

Happy Independence Day!

Mommy liked your post, A LOT!

The Crew said...

Well said. Too often our elected officials forget, they work for US!!

Skittles, The Huntress said...

Amen.

The Island Cats said...

Happy 4th of July!

Derby, Ducky said...

Happy 4th, no founding mothers?

HubbleSpacePaws said...

Great post!!

I love a line from the movie Dave, near the end. As president, Dave says, "You see I forgot that I was hired to do a job for you... and it was a temp job, at that."

Happy 4th.

Pierro said...

Great Post, so true.
Remember November we will fire all of the bums that think beans work so that they can send their green papers to Washington to spend spend spend and cut deals and play games.
Sorry not so.
they work for us.

bonkbonk and Sammy I hope you are doing bonkful

Inigo Flufflebum and d'Artagnan Rumblepurr said...

Happy holidays my friends!!

Furkidsmom said...

We hope you had a great 4th! How is Sammy feeling???

Sniffie and the Florida Furkids

Samantha, Clementine and Maverick said...

Right on!! Right on!! Thanks for the wonderful post!!
Happy Belated 4th of July, too!!
Your TX furiends,

Lisa said...

Right on.

Happy Independence Day!

TK and Squashies said...

WOW great post!!!!

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