The Fourth of July should remind us not, of parties and indulgences, but of how and why it came to be our defining moment. I do hope that you all will have a healthy and happy Fourth, and remember that ALL of the amendments to the Constitution were added with the rights of the citizen in mind..
God Bless America,
The Fourth Of July
Picnics, parades and fireworks
it all sounds like so much fun,
but do we ever stop to think about
how it was all begun?
Brave men and true, of honor
spoke out against the throne
to demand the rights of freedom
that every man should own.
Freedom from the tax man’s burden
and from government intrusion
freedom to worship their god of choice
for all, without exclusion.
Freedom of the written word
to be spread about the land
and freedom to express oneself
without fear of reprimand.
Free to travel where ‘ere they will
and to keep and bear their arms
to protect themselves and loved ones
their commerce and their farms.
But speeches, did not win the day
nor liberty for this nation
it took the blood of many a good man
to achieve their grand creation.
And so when your party’s over
when you’ve had your day of fun
remember that we owe it all
to the patriot and his gun.
July 4th 2014
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