Happy Independence Day – It is now up to us


First let me wish everyone an enjoyable and Happy Independence Day. At this time of anxious concern for our Nation, as concerned as we are, consider the anxiety of these 56 men and what they were willing to do for us.

Together “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.”

They were mostly men of means who had much to lose if the war was lost. One-third served as militia officers during the war. Four of the signers were taken captive during the war and nearly all of them were poorer at the end of the war than at the beginning. 

The ages of the signers ranged from 26 (Edward Rutledge) to 70 (Benjamin Franklin), but the majority of the signers were in their thirties or forties. More than half of the signers were lawyers and the others were planters, merchants and shippers.

Many of them probably expected to die.

They signed anyway. 

Consider the day these men signed this document and then went home to eat their Dinner with their wives and children. As we enjoy our day, consider the table talk these families had at the time. The worry and strain. It pales in comparison. I offer as well, a clip from the 2003 Television docudrama: George Orwell – A Life in Pictures.

A reminder from George Orwell. George Orwell warns us, “It depends on you.”  Can we do less?

 

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George Orwell – A Final Warning 

24 Responses to “Happy Independence Day – It is now up to us”

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  4. mcnorman Says:

    A very happy 4th to all. Stay safe.

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  5. zip Says:

    Yes, it makes a big difference who’s behind the ‘wheel’. Only those who don’t share the same mindset and values of a Nation, are not proud to be a part of it. Rather than moving to a place they can ‘be proud and be themselves’ they join the enemy of that Nation and do all they can to bring it down – Being and doing the very opposite of those you stated Bunker who were instrumental in forming America honorably (Class)! Here’s one deception that helps explain the differences in true leadership and moral integrity: http://rubinoworld.com/2014/07/04/video-joan-rivers-obama-is-gay-michelle-is-a-michelle/
    In the meantime, back to flag waving and being an American of Valor! Happy Independence Day!

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    • bunkerville Says:

      Same to you Zip. Proud to be an American.

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  6. geeez2014 Says:

    “can we do less?” Yup, and we do..every day😉
    Happy 4th, Bunkerville…thanks for the excellent post. God bless America.

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    • bunkerville Says:

      Same back at you! Yes, and we complain as well that it is too hard! Have a great one.

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  7. Steve Dennis Says:

    I hope you have a great Independence Day, and thanks for sharing that clip. I had not seen it before.

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    • bunkerville Says:

      Same to you Steve.

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  8. Always On Watch Says:

    America today needs a revival of the spirit of our Founders — the spirit of determination to maintain individual freedoms and inalienable rights.

    Happy Independence Day, Bunkerville!

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    • bunkerville Says:

      They have much wisdom to offer us. Happy Independence Day to you and Mr. AOW.

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  9. Laura Bernard Mielcarek Says:

    “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.”

    Happy Independence Day!

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    • bunkerville Says:

      Better said, And a Happy day to you as well!

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  10. agent provocateur Says:

    Reblogged this on Nevada State Personnel Watch.

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    • bunkerville Says:

      Thanks and for stopping by.

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  11. Gunny G Says:

    Reblogged this on BLOGGING BAD w/Gunny G ~ "WE CLINGERS".

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    • bunkerville Says:

      Thanks again.

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  12. ror1774 Says:

    A very nice post. If is up to us it will not happen.

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    • bunkerville Says:

      I pray so. Indeed, if so it will not happen.

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      • ror1774 Says:

        I agree with in that pray.

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  13. Brittius Says:

    Reblogged this on Brittius.

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    • bunkerville Says:

      Thanks again.

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      • Brittius Says:

        You’re welcome.

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