Certain Unalienable Rights
Two of my favorite "girls," a couple of weeks ago. (Thanks to Easy Writer for the photo:)
Last week, MaryBishop had a provocative, thoughtful post on the flag burning amendment controversy (correction: it was her 6/23 post). Yesterday I heard a proposed solution, credited to Jon Stewart and The Daily Show. In the name of putting our differences aside just for today, standing together over hot dogs and baked beans, can't we all just get along, and agree that . . .
"It's OK to microwave the flag on high for no more than 3 minutes." (I'm still conservative where the flag is concerned, so if you do this, please make sure it's folded properly.)
And remember what it's all about:
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. (Read more)
HAPPY INDEPENDENCE DAY!