July 4th, 2009 finds Americans in turmoil. We do not like the direction our country has taken, and we admit that it veered off the rails several administrations ago. While not every unconstitutional deed happened on President Obama's watch, never have we had a President so determined to shred our rule of law, the life blood of the Nation and at the time, the real life blood of our Founding Fathers.
Never until now, have we had a Congress allow a President to steal our private industry, choose our light bulbs, our automobiles, our thermostat setting, our zoning laws, rate our homes before we can sell them, prohibit and shame us for travel, and appoint multiple Czars to avoid the dictates of the very Congress that is our system of checks and balances.
Never have we had a Congress with such a small measure of selflessness. The following are from the HBO production of John Adams. Each video and its message stands alone. See a list of some really grand July 4th posts below, added as I find them.
1) Benjamin Franklin, John Adams and Thomas Jefferson Fine Tune the Declaration of Independence
2)Thomas Jefferson and Alexander Hamilton discuss the U.S. Treasury
3)John Adams Speech before the Continental Congress - On Being Free.
Social Sense is sharing why they are proud to be an Arrogant American. This video details what America has been and the message is vital. It's a wonderful video, and one I have not seen before. I hope you'll give it a viewing.
Blunt Politics: Mad Tea Party by Leslie Lynn King - an adaptation of Lewis Carroll's Alice's Adventures in Wonderland. You'll love this take on March HareNapolitano, Obama Hatter and Pelosi Dormouse. Excerpt:
The table was very long, but all three were crowded at one end. “No room for you! No room for you!” the three cried as Alice America arrived. “There’s plenty of room! I paid for this party anyway!” she said and sat down in a large arm-chair at one end of the table. The Obama Hatter offered, “Would you like some whine or free money, with a side of hope?” “I don’t see any whine or money,” Alice remarked. “There isn’t any,” said Pelosi Dormouse, “We drank all the whine and spent all the money.”Thanks to Always on Watch
Chicago Ray tells of the exciting find of an original copy of our Declaration of Independence.