This is the start of a long holiday weekend. The fourth of July weekend in the USA. Independence Day, July 4. This is the day we yanks commemorate our “Declaration of Independence” from Britain. This usually calls for parades, fireworks, family and friends gathering, barbecues, picnics, and John Philip Sousa’s “Stars and Stripes Forever” or
IN CONGRESS, July 4, 1776.
The unanimous Declaration of the thirteen united States of America,
“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.” ( archives.gov)
Happy 4th of July!
Stream of Consciousness Saturday is hosted by Linda G Hill. Beyonce-God Bless America via Jay Kylie on You Tube. Today’s prompt, “long.”