Just wanted to take some time out to wish all the Anglo-Saxon White Men Who Own Property a very very happy Independence Day. We wouldn't be free without you! God bless the Minute Men! Death to the Redcoats!
Today's very special Quote of the Day comes to us from a document familiar to me and my fellow American lovin' patriots- the Declaration of Independence. You never know, I might write one of these soon. Probably not though, that was a joke. Please don't arrest me.
"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,
--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."
- Taken from my boy Thomas Jefferson (used to call him 'TJ' back in the day) in The Declaration of Independence.
*'Men', not women. Women weren't ready yet.