Sunday, July 05, 2009

"we mutually pledge to each other our lives"

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.
People in Iran are pledging to each other their Lives, their Fortunes and their sacred Honor. They may not be publishing a declaration but they are, literally, puttin their lives on the line to insist on a legitimate, elected government.

For part of an "axis of evil" they sure do a good job of mimicking our founders, don't they?

Pray for the people of Iran and for improved relations between Iran and the United States.

Pray for peace with justice in the Middle East.

This concludes our Independence Day weekend mini-series.

--the BB


Göran Koch-Swahne said...

Prayers ascending!

Grandmère Mimi said...

For part of an "axis of evil" they sure do a good job of mimicking our founders, don't they?

Excellent thought.

Biden says that if the Israelis want to bomb the nuclear facilities in Iran, we cannot stop them. At this moment in history, Biden should STFU about bombing Iran. What's wrong with him? And never mind "precision bombing". there is always collateral damage, collateral being a euphemism for people.

Paul said...

Biden is prone to saying things he shouldn't. This is one with great potential for devastation. I cringed when I read about it.