Fri. Aug 12th, 2022

By Angry Old American


Copyright Angry Old American, June 28, 2022. All Rights Reserved.

As many of you know; I have long been a critic of the annual Bar-B-Que and Fireworks Celebration of
July 4th. When equating July 4th with “Independence Day,” we have not been an Independent nation for
many decades. For the most part, Americans are not an “Independent People.” For several generations we have lost the knowledge, skills and grit that add-up to self-sufficiency and self-determination. Yet each year, like clockwork, we break out our American flags, witness parades, feast on charred choice chicken parts and grilled ground beast, and pop off a dazzling show of fireworks while singing along with legacy patriotic songs. All of this is done during an Administration that holds “Patriot Extremists” and
Traditional Values” in complete disdain.

Should we celebrate the 4thof July? A group of highly pissed-off rebels declared “Independence” from Britain on July 4th of 1776. They were angry about taxes that pale in comparison to those of today. Yet
they did not WIN that Independence til after a long and bloody war, 7 years and two months later on
September 3rd , 1783. Not that I berate the Declaration of Independence; indeed it is a magnificent
document and should be applied today! However, words are cheap; and the blood, sweat and tears of
action speak much louder than words.

If anybody today were to dare utter a Declaration of Independence, or insist on a Constitution and Bill of
Rights; the Biden Administration would brand them “Insurrectionists” and slam a cell door on them for
life, or worse.

We are no longer a nation of proud and self-directed adults. The average modern American is more
dependent on the largesse of government fiat monetary handouts than ever before. Our Nation is more
dependent on imports of food, fuel, medications and critical supplies since the founding of our Nation! To my understanding, that juvenile desperate demeaning dependence on others equates to a group of
common whores “Give me money and I love you long-time!” Is it any wonder that our sold-out, over-paid and predatory local politicians and government bureaucrats are the biggest 4th of July “Patriots?”


Sorry to burst the annual delusional bubble. We are experiencing self-inflicted runaway inflation, fuel and food shortages, a proxy shooting war with Russia and an economic war with China; and at the same time our “government” is intent on destroying our personal constitutional rights, purging society of their
political opposition, and making us more dependent on People’s Republic of China imports than ever
before.

You can keep your parades, Bar-B-Ques, patriotic songs, flag-waving, fireworks and other empty
mindless gestures. Russia, China, North Korea and Iran have the same sort of celebrations, and attendance in those countries is MANDATORY. I see NOTHING tangible worth celebrating!

Read the Declaration of Independence:

The DECLARATION OF INDEPENDENCE
Action of Second Continental 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. Prudence, indeed, will dictate that Governments long established should not be changed for light and transient Causes; and accordingly all Experience hath shewn, that
Mankind are more disposed to suffer, while Evils are sufferable, than to right themselves by abolishing the Forms to which they are accustomed. But when a long Train of Abuses and Usurpations, pursuing
invariably the same Object, evinces a design to reduce them under absolute Despotism, it is their Right, it is their Duty, to throw off such Government, and to provide new Guards for their future Security. Such
has been the patient Sufferance of these Colonies; and such is now the Necessity which constrains
them to alter their former Systems of Government.

The History of the present King of Great-Britain is a History of repeated Injuries and Usurpations, all having in direct Object the Establishment of an absolute Tyranny over these States. To prove this, let
Facts be submitted to a candid World.

*He has refused his Assent to Laws, the most wholesome and necessary for the public Good.
*He has forbidden his Governors to pass Laws of immediate and pressing Importance, unless
suspended in their Operation till his Assent should be obtained; and when so suspended, he has utterly
neglected to attend to them.
*He has refused to pass other Laws for the Accommodation of large Districts of People, unless those People would relinquish the Right of Representation in the Legislature, a Right inestimable to them, and formidable to Tyrants only.
*He has called together Legislative Bodies at Places unusual, uncomfortable, and distant from the depository of their public Records, for the sole Purpose of fatiguing them into Compliance with
his Measures.
*He has dissolved Representative Houses repeatedly, for opposing with manly Firmness his Invasions on the Rights of the People.

*He has refused for a long Time, after such Dissolutions, to cause others to be elected; whereby the Legislative Powers, incapable of Annihilation, have returned to the People at large for their exercise; the State remaining in the mean time exposed to all the Dangers of Invasion from without, and Convulsions within.
*He has endeavoured to prevent the Population of these States; for that Purpose obstructing the Laws for Naturalization of Foreigners; refusing to pass others to encourage their Migrations hither, and raising the Conditions of new Appropriations of Lands.
*He has obstructed the Administration of Justice, by refusing his Assent to Laws for establishing Judiciary Powers.
*He has made Judges dependent on his Will alone, for the Tenure of their Offices, and the Amount and Payment of their Salaries.
*He has erected a Multitude of new Offices, and sent hither Swarms of Officers to harrass our People, and eat out their Substance.
*He has kept among us, in Times of Peace, Standing Armies, without the consent of our Legislatures.
*He has affected to render the Military independent of and superior to the Civil Power.
*He has combined with others to subject us to a Jurisdiction foreign to our Constitution, and unacknowledged by our Laws; giving his Assent to their Acts of pretended Legislation:
*For quartering large Bodies of Armed Troops among us:

*For protecting them, by a mock Trial, from Punishment for any Murders which they should commit on the Inhabitants of these States: For cutting off our Trade with all Parts of the World:
*For imposing Taxes on us without our Consent:
*For depriving us, in many Cases, of the Benefits of Trial by Jury:
*For transporting us beyond Seas to be tried for pretended Offences:
For abolishing the free System of English Laws in a neighbouring Province, establishing herein an arbitrary Government, and enlarging its Boundaries, so as to render it at once an Example and fit instrument for introducing the same absolute Rule into these Colonies:
*For taking away our Charters, abolishing our most valuable Laws, and altering fundamentally
the Forms of our Governments:
*For suspending our own Legislatures, and declaring themselves invested with Power to legislate for us in all Cases whatsoever.
*He has abdicated Government here, by declaring us out of his Protection and waging War
against us.
*He has plundered our Seas, ravaged our Coasts, burnt our Towns, and destroyed the Lives of our
People.
8He is, at this Time, transporting large Armies of foreign Mercenaries to compleat the Works of
Death, Desolation, and Tyranny, already begun with circumstances of Cruelty and Perfidy, scarcely For protecting them, by a mock Trial, from Punishment for any Murders which they should commit on the Inhabitants of these States:
*For cutting off our Trade with all Parts of the World:
*For imposing Taxes on us without our Consent:
*For depriving us, in many Cases, of the Benefits of Trial by Jury:
*For transporting us beyond Seas to be tried for pretended Offences:
*For abolishing the free System of English Laws in a neighbouring Province, establishing therein an arbitrary Government, and enlarging its Boundaries, so as to render it at once an Example and fit instrument for introducing the same absolute Rule into these Colonies:
*For taking away our Charters, abolishing our most valuable Laws, and altering fundamentally
the Forms of our Governments:
*For suspending our own Legislatures, and declaring themselves invested with Power to legislate for us in all Cases whatsoever.
*He has abdicated Government here, by declaring us out of his Protection and waging War
against us.
*He has plundered our Seas, ravaged our Coasts, burnt our Towns, and destroyed the Lives of our
People.
*He is, at this Time, transporting large Armies of foreign Mercenaries to compleat the Works of
Death, Desolation, and Tyranny, already begun with circumstances of Cruelty and Perfidy, scarcely

hold the rest of Mankind, Enemies in War, in Peace, Friends.

We, therefore, the Representatives of the united States of America, in General Congress, Assembled,
appealing to the Supreme Judge of the World for the Rectitude of our Intentions, do, in the Name,
and by Authority of the good People of these Colonies, solemnly Publish and Declare, That these
United Colonies are, and of Right ought to be Free and Independent States; that they are absolved from
all Allegiance to the British Crown, and that all political Connection between them and the State of
Great-Britain, is and ought to be totally dissolved; and that as Free and Independent States, they have
full Power to levy War, conclude Peace, contract Alliances, establish Commerce, and to do all other
Acts and Things which Independent States may of right do. —And for the support of this Declaration,
with a firm Reliance on the Protection of divine Providence, we mutually pledge to each other our
Lives, our Fortunes, and our sacred Honor.

Signed by ORDER and in BEHALF of the CONGRESS,

John Hancock, President

Attest.
Charles Thomson, Secretary

Signers of the Declaration of Independence

Georgia:
Button Gwinnett
Lyman Hall
George Walton
North Carolina:
William Hooper
Joseph Hewes
John Penn
South Carolina:
Edward Rutledge
Thomas Heyward, Jr.
Thomas Lynch, Jr.
Arthur Middleton
Massachusetts:
Samuel Adams
John Adams
Robert Treat Paine
Elbridge Gerry
John Hancock
Maryland:
Samuel Chase
William Paca
Thomas Stone
Charles Carroll of Carrollton
Virginia:
George Wythe
Richard Henry Lee
Thomas Jefferson
Benjamin Harrison
Thomas Nelson, Jr.
Francis Lightfoot Lee
Carter Braxton
Pennsylvania:
Robert Morris
Benjamin Rush

Benjamin Franklin
John Morton
George Clymer
James Smith
George Taylor
James Wilson
George Ross
Delaware:
Caesar Rodney
George Read
Thomas McKean
New York:
William Floyd
Philip Livingston
Francis Lewis
Lewis Morris
New Jersey:
Richard Stockton
John Witherspoon
Francis Hopkinson
John Hart
Abraham Clark
New Hampshire:
Josiah Bartlett
Matthew Thornton
William Whipple
Rhode Island:
Stephen Hopkins
William Ellery
Connecticut:
Roger Sherman
Samuel Huntington
William Williams
Oliver Wolcott

One thought on “4th of July, 2022”
  1. Perhaps it is time for the States of the Union to declare themselves independant from the existing framework and establish a new union of their own.

    Indeed, these states could draft their own Declaration of Independance, and ironically, it would not differ greatly from the original–but the list of grievances would be much, much longer.

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