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Fourth of July Independence Day thoughts, forefathers built country on integrity, what would forefathers think of state of the nation today

 
Old 07-04-2008, 10:25 AM
 
Location: Fort Worth/Dallas
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Hey, you rascals..

Happy 4th of July!
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Old 07-04-2008, 12:21 PM
 
Location: Oklahoma(formerly SoCalif) Originally Mich,
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The 4th of July!

1776, Independence Day


How many of us take time to remember and contemplate the true purpose for our celebrating this day?
Are we instilling the values and morals of
our Christian heritage in the minds and hearts of our children?
Are we letting them know that this great nation was built on godly principals and the freedom to worship God as our forefathers did......or are we just celebrating with parties, picnics and fireworks?
My friends, how are you celebrating this 4th of July?



Where Do We Stand

It is hard to understand, how many
people think today,
who just ignore what's happening
and look the other way;

This country, was founded by people
who were great,
They stood for what they knew was
right and didn't hesitate.

What happened to this legacy, does it
not still hold true
that liberty and justice is not just for
a few?

The dreams of our forefathers were built
with blood and tears
and meant to keep this country strong,
all down through the years.

There are those who've changed our constitution
for it's moral values they've despised,
So now it's been revised until it can't be
recognized!

They've added their amendments, changed
the meaning of it's words
and the voice of the people, no longer can
be heard.

What will it take to wake us up, to get
out there and fight
for the freedom that we're losing and for
what we know is right?

What will we tell our children, when they
grow up and see,
That their dreams for their future, can no
longer be?

Can we tell them that we did our best to
keep them safe and free?
Or did we just stand by and watch, while
we lost our liberty!

Will we have the guts to stand there and
look them in the eye
And admit that we did nothing as we
watched our country die!

What will we say, when before our God
we stand on judgment day?
That we stood our ground with pride or
looked the other way?

While those who burned our flag, threw His
commandments all away?
He tells us to stand in the gap and get on
our knees and pray;

If we want His blessings to remain we must not delay!
The time will surely come when it will be too late;
Let us stand up and be counted, and not give
up nor hesitate!



Let us celebrate this day in prayer for this
great nation of ours and for the return of our
religious freedom to be able to serve the
God who gives us life, love and liberty!

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Old 07-04-2008, 06:36 PM
 
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The Star Spangled Banner

O! say can you see by the dawn's early light
What so proudly we hailed at the twilight's last gleaming.
Whose broad stripes and bright stars through the perilous fight,
O'er the ramparts we watched were so gallantly streaming.
And the rockets' red glare, the bombs bursting in air,
Gave proof through the night that our flag was still there.
Oh, say does that star-spangled banner yet wave
O'er the land of the free and the home of the brave?

Excellent post, MK.
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Old 07-05-2008, 08:04 AM
 
Location: In My Own Little World. . .
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Default Some Thoughts on the 4th

The 4th day of the month of July.

In 1776, by virtue of a statement adopted by the Continental Congress, the 13 American colonies, then at war with Great Britain, declared they were no longer a part of the British Empire. So began the history of the great United States of America. July 4th is a day we remember our beginnings.

Our forward thinking forefathers drafted a constitution, which at the time was unheard of. No monarchy, all men created equal, life, liberty and the pursuit of happiness. The right to bear arms, to free speech and practice of religion, and trial by jury. But most of all freedom from an oppressive government (King).

2008 - what would our forefathers think today? Is our government oppressive? Maybe in some ways, maybe not in others. Are we being taxed beyond a reasonable expectation? Probably. Do we have to fight in court to maintain our right to bear arms? Yes. Have we moved away from what our forefathers sought -- the ability to pursue life, liberty and happiness? Most likely -- when you consider a large portion of the population believes we are guaranteed life, liberty and happiness. Not so. Only the right to pursue it -- not be handed it by the government.

What would our forefathers think of all the children being raised in poverty by young single mothers? About marriage being something to take it or leave it, depending on your mood -- just set up housekeeping -- that suffices.

Would they consider our dependence on a volatile backwards county to move the machinery our country needs to survive a good thing? Or would they be appalled?

How would they view our national obsession with good looks? With the fact that a strong leader is elected by his charisma, not his record? By how well his makeup is applied before he appears in front of the camera?

Have we made a mockery of free speech by allowing children to be subjected to semi-pornography in their homes?

But most of all what would they think of our inability to stand on our own two feet, rather than look to government to solve all of our problems, both personal and general?

I don't think they would be too happy to see the direction of the country they sacrificed so much for going in the direction it is going.

(just some ruminations on July 4th)
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Old 07-05-2008, 12:57 PM
 
Location: So. Dak.
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Sorry this is late, BUT I hope you all had a wonderful Independence Day!!! July 4th and Easter are my two favorite holidays.
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Old 07-05-2008, 08:00 PM
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Happy belated Fourth, America (WRITER'S NOTE: Actually, I was already on time in a few other places, just not here for some reason ).

And Happy Weekend, too!
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