Wednesday, July 4, 2012
Happy Fourth of July from Speedy Car Loans
In the rush of celebrations today, take time to consider the weighty decision that the members of the Second Continental Congress made 236 years ago, as they explained their motivation:
"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."
They laid out the injustices forced upon them by the king of England and declared at the end that as free and independent states, they would have the power to wage war and seek peace, make alliance and establish commerce.
"With a firm reliance on the protection of Divine Providence, we mutually pledge to each other our Lives, our Fortunes, and our sacred Honor," those brave men concluded.
July 4 should not be a day dedicated to BBQ's and fireworks, but instead as a day when citizens remember the greatness that is possible by pledging to each other to work together to CONTINUE to create this great nation...
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