They were, even by today’s standards, some of the brightest and most educated men in the world. They knew, as they wrote the Declaration of Independence and, later, the Constitution, that they were writing a document not just for the now, but for the ages.
To think that they didn’t weigh every word, consider multiple what-if implications, but dashed these documents off in a cloud of quill feathers is beyond impossible.
A little late, but… mention it before I collapse for the night.
I love this flag. It is the flag of my country, and I salute it and no other.
I pledge my loyalty to it, and to the country for which it stands… the greatest, most exceptional nation to have ever been.
To our honored dead:
I owe you a debt that can never be repaid. From the bottom of my heart, I thank you.
And to the survivors… may G-d lift your burdens, may He heal your heart by knowing that your loved one fulfilled a most noble calling.
I was watching this video and got sick to my stomach.
All I can ask is: WHEN IS AMERICA GOING TO GROW BALLS AND GO BACK, AND STAY? AND THEN PUSH ONWARD?
Full disclosure, I’m not much of a beer person – not really a drinker at all, actually. But on the basis of this ad, I’m switching on the (rare) occasions I drink beer. A company that so openly supports our soldiers has my business on that basis alone.
I remember America’s bicentennial, 1976, very well.
I was in Italy, vacationing with my parents; knowing that it was America’s 200th birthday I had – oh, those innocent traveling days! – smuggled some firecrackers with me. I lit them off while on the rocky beach of a hotel, creating some initial concern allayed when my parents explained what was going on.
Even then, in my youth, I knew that America was something special – something to be celebrated. I knew that the risk of being caught with the fireworks could result in bad things for me… but it was nothing compared to the risks faced by these great men (and women!) that created the country I live in.
I get goosebumps ever time I watch this John Adams scene:
Happy Birthday, my beloved country.
Last week I posted my Memorial Day post – good thoughts, wrong date… somehow I had the date wrong mentally.
Thank you, from my generation, to all those who fought and died for this country.
I – we all – owe you.
I am looking for, and am willing to buy ($30 or less), copies of the old Civics textbooks that used to be in schools.
As you go crawling through antique malls, please keep an eye out and let me know if you find any.