Today, Thursday, September 11, 2014, we remember thirteen years earlier the horrific attack of the United States of America, in New York City, at the World Trade Center Towers, in Washington D.C., at the Pentagon, and in a field in Pennsylvania. Despite that this very same USA is under threat once again in time to being attacked, still America and Lady Liberty still stand. God Bless 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 harass 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 benefit 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 & Perfidy scarcely paralleled in the most barbarous ages, and totally unworthy the Head of a civilized nation.
He has constrained our fellow Citizens taken Captive on the high Seas to bear Arms against their Country, to become the executioners of their friends and Brethren, or to fall themselves by their Hands.
He has excited domestic insurrections amongst us, and has endeavoured to bring on the inhabitants of our frontiers, the merciless Indian Savages whose known rule of warfare, is an undistinguished destruction of all ages, sexes and conditions.
In every stage of these Oppressions We have Petitioned for Redress in the most humble terms: Our repeated Petitions have been answered only by repeated injury. A Prince, whose character is thus marked by every act which may define a Tyrant, is unfit to be the ruler of a free people.
Nor have We been wanting in attentions to our British brethren. We have warned them from time to time of attempts by their legislature to extend an unwarrantable jurisdiction over us. We have reminded them of the circumstances of our emigration and settlement here. We have appealed to their native justice and magnanimity, and we have conjured them by the ties of our common kindred to disavow these usurpations, which would inevitably interrupt our connections and correspondence. They too have been deaf to the voice of justice and of consanguinity. We must, therefore, acquiesce in the necessity, which denounces our Separation, and hold them, as we 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.
Josiah Bartlett, William Whipple, Matthew Thornton
John Hancock, Samuel Adams, John Adams, Robert Treat Paine, Elbridge Gerry
Stephen Hopkins, William Ellery
Roger Sherman, Samuel Huntington, William Williams, Oliver Wolcott
William Floyd, Philip Livingston, Francis Lewis, Lewis Morris
Richard Stockton, John Witherspoon, Francis Hopkinson, John Hart, Abraham Clark
Robert Morris, Benjamin Rush, Benjamin Franklin, John Morton, George Clymer, James Smith, George Taylor, James Wilson, George Ross
Caesar Rodney, George Read, Thomas McKean
Samuel Chase, William Paca, Thomas Stone, Charles Carroll of Carrollton
George Wythe, Richard Henry Lee, Thomas Jefferson, Benjamin Harrison, Thomas Nelson, Jr., Francis Lightfoot Lee, Carter Braxton
William Hooper, Joseph Hewes, John Penn
Edward Rutledge, Thomas Heyward, Jr., Thomas Lynch, Jr., Arthur Middleton
Button Gwinnett, Lyman Hall, George Walton”
HAPPY BIRTHDAY AMERICA!
With MANY THANKS To USHistory.org
What took place this past week in the release from captivity, of Sgt. Bowe Bergdahl simply is being done to drive away the recent VA scandal. While it is important to not leave any military service people behind, what took place this past weekend is simply very disturbing.
From The Hill website:
“The Sunday shows were packed with administration officials defending the decision and Republicans launching into political attacks against President Obama and the administration for transferring five Taliban members from Guantanamo Bay to Qatar in exchange for the release of Bergdahl, the 28-year-old whom the Taliban released on Saturday.
“Disturbing” was how Sen. Ted Cruz (R-Texas) put it on ABC’s “This Week.”
“Dangerous,” echoed House Intelligence Committee Chairman Mike Rogers (R-Mich.) on CNN’s “State of The Union.”
“We need more information about the conditions of where they’re going to be and how,” said Sen. John McCain (R-Ariz.) on CBS’s “Face The Nation.”
This indeed is disturbing and my biggest concern is that these released terrorists could very well kill more Americans in the future. I wonder very much what must the families of the victims and heroes of September 11th, 2001 must be thinking?
All the more reason why this will just make the United States of America look much weaker in the eyes of the world.
While it is wonderful to get this former POW release back to his family, how this was done brings up a lot more questions then there are answers.
With MANY THANKS To The Hill And To Kevin Cirilli. Read More Here:http://hehill.com/policy/defense/207856-bergdahl-bumps-va-from-spotlight
Today is Monday, May 26, 2014, Memorial Day.
The United States of America today pays tribute to the men and women who had not only have given their lives today in heroic service to the nation, and by addition, their very dear families as well. Not only those military men and women who died in service, but also those who have come home to deal with the injuries of war in both body and mind.
Though their day is in November, today at the yearly Memorial Day Parade in East Hartford, Connecticut, USA, today while recording a video of the parade on my cell phone, I was using very often two simple words which can be the theme for today: THANK-YOU. Using those two words to both the veterans who have served and to a large group of army national guards who also marched and are at the present time serving. The words thank-you never wears out and is the very best words Americans can offer on this day.
Offer these two words not just to the families of those who gave their all, the war injured, and the veterans, but also to all our first responders, police, fire fighters, and emt’s as well for they both serve and protect their communities 24/7.
Now more than ever, with the recent disgraceful VA medical scandal, it is much more important than ever before that we must say “thank-you” to those who have served our country.
With MANY THANKS To Both Lee Greenwood And YouTube, “God Bless The USA”. Watch The Video Here:
……This was the planned “million Muslim march” ?
Hello. How ironic, the group that got a permit to have a million Muslim march turned out to have no more than 2 dozen protesters, and also being subjected to the counter protests of a small Christian protesting group while the 2 million bikers who were NOT given a permit had a much, much greater turn out. Goes to show who shows greater love and support for the United States of America.
With MANY THANKS To Both oliverdrcy And YouTube. Watch Video Here:
- Bikers Denied Permit to counter Muslim March on 9/11 (jericho777.wordpress.com)
- Million Muslim March Attendees Confronted By Christians On National Mall (patdollard.com)
- UPDATE: Only 25 Show Up For Million Muslim March (patdollard.com)
- ‘Muhammad Is A Pedophile!’: Million Muslim March Meets With Counter-Protest (patdollard.com)
- BREAKING: ‘2 Million Bikers’ Arrive In D.C. – ‘Million Muslim March’ A Flop (ijreview.com)
- ‘2 Million Bikers’ roar over Muslims in D.C. (wnd.com)
- Let’s Roll: Motorcyclists Prove Patriotism over Muslim March (townhall.com)
- So How Did the Million Muslim March and Two Million Biker Ride Go? (grumpyelder.com)
- A Million Muslims and Two Million Bikers (americanthinker.com)
- BREAKING: ‘2 Million Bikers’ Arrive In D.C. – ‘Million Muslim March’ A Flop; Cops Outnumber Muslims (mikesright.wordpress.com)
Each year, since my father, Vincent E. Volowski, has passed on, Memorial Day become also for I, Father’s Day. My father had served in the Coast Guards during World War 2. It was a time when that branch of the military was on a military footing. I remember seeing an old picture or two of him in his formal Coast Guard uniform. Growing up I do not remember him talking about his time in the service. That does not come as a surprise because those who served during that war more often than that, kept their memories, often painful of the major battles, to themselves.
My father passed on in May of 1999, at the age of 76 from heart failure. After the war, he went on to work at Pratt And Whitney Aircraft and went on to marry my mother, Edna Charlout. I am the third and the last of his 3 children, with my older sister Diane and my late brother Ronald.
This Memorial Day 2013 had taken on a whole new meaning, not just because it has been over a month since the horrible terrorism bombing attacks up in Boston, MA, USA, during the tail end of the Boston Marathon, plus add-on, the recent murder in the United Kingdom of a British solder. The reality is that the generation of World War 2, its veterans are now fading into history, and not just the veterans, the generation that was first was called “the greatest generation” which also includes my mother is making its way into history.
Last night I watched on PBS the yearly Memorial Day concert from the USA Capitol. There was a special tribute to the late actor Charles Derling who would come in each year, as a veteran of World War 2 himself, and great emotion, would do a reflection on the major battles of that war. Mr. Darling passed on early this year. To his credit, he gave a voice to the veterans of that period, including my father. To him I say many, many thank-you for your service to the United States of America.
To my dear father, your youngest daughter who in about during the course of these past 8 months has had her share of not just real hurt but real heartbreak, which now extends to the struggles of physical challenge; I want to say with love, FATHER, THANK-YOU for your service to the United States of America during World War 2.
To all the men and women of the United States of America who had given THEIR ALL, THEIR VERY LIVES for the freedom that the USA now has I also do say. THANK-YOU.
- Memorial Day honored across the Southland on Memorial Day (abclocal.go.com)
- Memory (whittierstrong.wordpress.com)
- What Memorial Day Means to Me (mrwyattghhs.wordpress.com)
- On Memorial Day: Some Memories. And a Thank-You (thewritesideof50.com)
- Oldest Veteran, 107, to Celebrate Memorial Day With Cigars and Whiskey (VIDEO) (thestir.cafemom.com)
- When Memorial Day Means More Than BBQ (threerights.wordpress.com)
- Memorial Day Story: The Long Walk Home (thomaspluck.com)
- Happy Memorial Day! (batjac.wordpress.com)
- What Memorial Day means to one soldier’s little girl (timesunion.com)
- Memorial Day “Let there be peace on earth…and let it begin with me.” (tapcopim.com)
With MANY THANKS To Both YouTube And WTNH TV. Watch Video Bellow.
A few days ago, in the city of Boston, Massachusetts, United States of America, what has been done each year, the major marathon road race of the Boston Marathon, the 117th, which honors physical strength in the area of running, was marred by the horrible event of two pressure cooker bombing attacks towards the finish line. The result was nothing but horrible, 3 people killed, one of them, an 8-year-old boy and close to 170 injured, many losing limbs in the process.
Today, a few days after the Boston Marathon bombings attacks, and the presentation of a video and pictures of the suspects, Dzhokhar A. Tsarnaev, 19, of Cambridge, MA, and older brother, Tamerlane Tsarnaev, 26 who were the ones who planted the two bombs. This morning, during an intense man hunt, the older brother was shot and killed and the younger brother still on the run.
Could this very horrible incident in Boston this week be a possible sign of possible things to come; that the famous “clash of civilizations“, between the Islamic east vs. the Jewish-Christian west has very much and sadly so, has come to the shores of the United States of America?
Could we be seeing the start of a very violent and disturbing trend coming to the United States of America?
- Report: Suspects’ uncle ‘shocked’ (politico.com)
- Boston bombing suspects identified as Tsarnaev brothers from Russia, near Chechnya (rt.com)
- Everything We Know About the Alleged Boston Bombers (gawker.com)
- BOSTON BOMBER – Chechen Djohar Tsarnaev’s Facebook Page (thegatewaypundit.com)
- Boston bombing suspects ‘are brothers’ Dzhokhar A. Tsarnaev and Tamerlane Tzarnaev with links to Chechnya (thisismoney.co.uk)
- LIVE UPDATES: manhunt underway in Watertown, MA for Boston Marathon bombing suspect (voicerussia.com)
- Boston Marathon Bombings: Dzhokhar Tsarnaev On The Run (lezgetreal.com)
- Tamerlane and Dzhokhar Tsarnaev: Boston Bombing Suspects Identified, Latter Still on Loose (thehollywoodgossip.com)
- Boston suspects identified as brothers (newsnet5.com)
- Suspects in Boston bombing described as brothers from Chechnya (fox6now.com)