Bing Crosby, in White Christmas, sung about “count your blessings instead of sheep”.
In this covenant land, there must be a reason we thrive and why we have so many blessings. Enough to count, whether we are poor & homeless, by our actions or circumstances, or loaded like Mr. Bezos, Buffet or Zuckerberg.
Why people are still fighting to get in; all the Hollywooders who said they would leave if a certain presidential candidate didn’t get the call, somehow have short term memory. They are still here. A little annoyed and throwing tantrums, but none took their privy jets to Venezuela or Cuba and abandoned our great land.
Being a real estate and numbers guy, today is 88,388 days since the original signing….i can see all our Asian friends salivating over that lucky number, packed with 8s. It took weeks for even England to know a new country was underway.
Yet, the men and families who sacrificed their lives, liberty and property 88,388 days ago knew the rebellion was just and necessary; they in fact, knew they would possibly not survive to reap the fruits of their just Revolution. These Founders sacrificed everything, families included, for us today.
England’s King preferred to tax without representation his colonies; King George iii was happy to take all he could for his London coffers. Taking what doesn’t belong to us is not an American tradition. We are a people that by nature want to work hard, expect the fruits of our labor and thereby are a GENEROUS and charitable people.
But, our experience with the monarchist fueled the following, signed at the Pennsylvania statehouse resultant from the 2nd continental congress:
The unanimous Declaration of the thirteen united States of America,
“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.”
This introduction set the pace. We could no longer be ruled but based on Natural Law we had rights. America needed self-rule and the colonies wanted to determine their own course. The intro states freedom is our right and the reasons follow. The Founders did explain, a lesson we need to reacquaint ourselves with. In what is known as the Preamble, they continued:
“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.”
Did you know the ‘enumerated’ rights above aren’t all we possess, nor that the previous version actually has applicability to today.
Politics was raucous back then as it is today. You need passion to protect what you have or to seek something new. The drafters listed ‘Life, Liberty
and the pursuit of happiness. and Property’ in an earlier draft.
But the upcoming union, as we soon discovered would not be perfect: the slave owning states objected to “property” being called out, since they believed their primarily black slaves WERE property and though human and created by God, they could be OWNED and USED as the slavemasters saw fit.
As a real estate professional and dad of 11, I believe private and real property are critical to a free land. Fundamental to any true freedom, we must have the right to LIFE. Without that right, that anyone can kill you or make you a George III or slave, undermines a free and prosperous land.
Look at Venezuela and Hugo Chavez; our young, indoctrinated, mind numbed ‘snowflakes’ think socialism works. Tell that to the empty shelves of a once prosperous country drained of life, property and liberty; Hugo is dead and gone and his daughter has his billions in Swiss numbered accounts. Tell that to the people who scavenge for dog meat, to those who once had jobs before Hugo stripped Vene of its property rights and killed off his opposition.
Without a right to live, there is NO liberty nor right to it. You can’t be free to pursue happiness, to work hard and smart, raise a family, help others, do great things, if you are DEAD or enslaved behind the plow, forced to pick cotton, work a job you don’t want.
The government, like in the 18th century, has no right to demand you work for anyone, nor to tell your employer how much he has to pay you while that government taxes your gas at 35% sales tax rate, takes 13% of your income via taxes, steals you blind for all kinds of ‘welfare’, as we face in California. For the record, a Revolution took place over King G’s call for a 3 cent tea tax. Our Taxifornia rulers seem to have no clue, we do not want government welfare breasts in every city, but less or no governance where it isn’t necessary.
We are a People who can self-determine our future; get the education or take the initiative to invent, product, create an app, etc. Don’t settle for the minimum, People, work to be the best and fight for the good. But, we ARE members of the same and ONE human race: don’t pull the victim, racist, etc cards out. You are BETTER than that. Be the best version of yourself and discover America IS still a great land despite the crises conjured up each day by a prostitician class, no different than King G’s centuries ago.
You need LIFE and LIBERTY to empower the 3rd enumerated right: Pursue Happiness. Without life, there is no liberty. Without the twins of life AND liberty, you cannot be anything above a slave.
The Preamble continued:
“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…”
With blood, sweat and tears, they did. The Preamble continued, outlining the Despotism that had set in. In fact, the next portion of the Declaration is known as the indictment of abuses of Great Britain’s King. Read the whole Declaration yourself: but this section ends with:
“In every stage of these Oppressions We have Petitioned for Redress in the most humble terms: Our repeated Petitions have been answered only by repeated injury. A Prince, whose character is thus marked by every act which may define a Tyrant, is unfit to be the ruler of a free people.”
Followed was the Denunciation section, where the drafters pointed out our long suffering but finally the tax that broke the nation’s back and other abuses could be tolerated no more.
“…We must, therefore, acquiesce in the necessity, which denounces our Separation, and hold them, as we hold the rest of mankind, Enemies in War, in Peace Friends.”
America has never been a colonial power; you might disagree, but often we have sent people and stuff, money and strategic help to those in need the world over. “Enemies in War, in Peace Friends” tells a bunch. Germany’s 3rd Reich and Hitler, Italy’s Mussolini, the Japanese emperor, England all are our allies today yet we fought wars against them.
Lincoln’s declaration that ALL men are created equal, whether black or free, were free people. It took 600,000 unCivil deaths to force this point, something that is eroding from within today. We just sent Navy Seals to Thailand to save 12 soccer boys and coach in a cave. Hurricane? First on the spot. Famine, food and medicine. We even house the world’s despots in a valuable piece of real estate we call UN HQ in New York. We seek peace, but fair dealings, hopeful commerce, contracted Alliances, conclude peace and more. In fact, it is written in the Declaration and the resultant Constitution of these United States.
The Conclusion (hat tip Wikipedia) says a bunch:
“We, therefore, the Representatives of the united States of America, in General Congress, Assembled, appealing to the Supreme Judge of the world for the rectitude of our intentions, do, in the Name, and by Authority of the good People of these Colonies, solemnly publish and declare, That these united Colonies are, and of Right ought to be Free and Independent States; that they are Absolved from all Allegiance to the British Crown, and that all political connection between them and the State of Great Britain, is and ought to be totally dissolved; and that as Free and Independent States, they have full Power to levy War, conclude Peace, contract Alliances, establish Commerce, and to do all other Acts and Things which Independent States may of right do. And for the support of this Declaration, with a firm reliance on the protection of divine Providence, we mutually pledge to each other our Lives, our Fortunes and our sacred Honor.”
And the signers paid an enormous ‘tax’ for their signatures, planting the seeds for a great and hopeful nation. Yet, today, our nation has lost some of its moorings.
Divine Providence and God all too often is more common in a valley girl “Oh my God!” than the hearts of all of our citizens. Yet without the Creator, there is no universe, no sun, no earth, no mankind. No ONE HUMAN RACE. Nor this benevolent land.
We ARE a country of citizens, who welcome immigrants through a measured means of becoming citizens. It is fractured, yes, but reparable.
Everyone seems to be on some form of welfare. The more we depend on the governance of despots, the less free we are. We need to wean ourselves of this victim mentality, that the prostiticians will not relinquish easily. Look at the great FBI and the corruption at the top that is being exposed. The hate America mentality, and steal at will philosophy.
We are a good people, but to survive we cannot import criminal aliens and sanctify their existence without destroying ourselves. Irony, the Leftist prostiticians quickly call Trump a Hitler, yet the economy is booming, unemployment down, welfare rolls and food stamps declining, and the rule of law is more than a history footnote. Many wrongs
can be righted IF we have the will to do so. It is up to us.
Yet, Hilter “only’ killed 12 million over 12 years in 10 countries. Today, we have killed 60 million in 50 states plus territories and continue to kill 1/3 of the NextGen of Americans since Roe. Massive demonic satanic insanity.
In parallel, since Roe, ultrasound has evolved to proof that conception product is really a human, thumbsucking, kicking, swimming but human. The Truth is an Indictment of the depth of our depravity.
Margaret Sanger and Saul Alinsky are two of the greatest threats to America’s future. She preached blacks as ‘useless eaters’ and asked for help to exterminate black people. Jesse Jackson called abortion “black genocide” before he went to the dark side.
Alinsky, Hillary’s hero, preached criminality, theft, accuse the others of what you are illicitly doing. Undermine a great land. Create Chaos, the thing Obama continues to do in his new DC mansion with his community agitation team. Jarrett, the Islamist Iranian, who masterminded the rise of Tehran’s renewed dominance, is still in charge.
Giving away our converted IRANium and $150 billion to terrorist Mullahs is NOT an American tradition, but treasonous actions of trailer trash. The more Obama & Clinton’s continuing spy network and mob mentality are free to do what they do, the more imperiled our land becomes.
Indict the evil ones and punish those that have done evil and treacherous.
Good people, like you the reader, must rise. No different than the signers below to give their all, even their lives, that America will survive.
America is great because its people are good. If we cease to be good, America will no longer be great.
Stop the socialistic communists, the crises mongers, the liars, cheats and thieves leaching America’s life blood. You can if you will.
But, we must stop first that pubic servant prostitician Kamala and her ilk. At 29, she stole a 60 year old husband, working his privates for her first public sector job; she’s been on the public dole ever since. Government service was never intended to enrich nor be permanent.
Today, she is a senator in name only: she will not be president, but as so many are, the Left leans so far left they touch tyranny with their left ears. Even her philosophy is sick:
“I prefer hacked up black girls extracted from mother wombs to us fracking up black gold from mother earth”.
She hates oil and living babies equally. She IS evil.
She takes money to kill kids and like Alinsky, pretends to give a damn about human trafficking while helping her pimps sell baby parts. Abortion MUST end; every 6 yr old knows it’s a baby in the ultrasound, the same ultrasound demonic doctors use to line up for the kill kids that bring them organic money for livers, hearts, heads and hair. Yes, preborn babies hair follicles are valuable too to old guys who want to relive their youth.
We can be the means to renewal. I am calling for a Renaissance of Life, Love and Truth. Join me. Actually join your family in making America better than it was yesterday and as purpose filled as it was 88,388 days ago when those below signed their death warrants.
Every one of these died that today you have the freedoms people fight for. Remember an active duty or veteran; help all you can those in need. But be a true American, not a slave nor welfare addict, a contributor not a drainer. Thank you signers.
- New Hampshire: Josiah Bartlett, William Whipple, Matthew Thornton
- Massachusetts: Samuel Adams, John Adams, John Hancock, 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: George Read, Caesar Rodney, 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
Every country has a July 4th. But, Venezuela, Cuba, Russia and other countries don’t understand what we know: America is Blessed! Not by Stalin, Lenin, Mao or Chavez, but by a benevolent Monarch who wants us free to live on earth for a time. And in heaven forever and beyond
God bless America!