J One Royal Fam Says:
Nobody really cares about the 4th of July anymore anyways. When a holiday comes up, especially when your at school or work, nobody cares what it means, they're just happy that they lost a days wage because they don't have to go to work or school. No one sits back and thinks about what this day or any holiday means. When I was in the Marine Corps some ignorant white fellow came up to me a few days before MLK day and said: "Thanks for giving me the weekend off, I wouldn't have made it a whole week at work!" I'm pretty sure that during that weekend he was not going to teach himself or his children why it really is that we have that day as a holiday or what that man did or said.
I'm am not holier than thou, and I'm not ignorant either. If someone wanted to show how he celebrated this day, that is up to him. I mean he was on his own property, with his own flag, on his own time. This "distraction" or lack thereof, is a display of the American's people of case "eye's wide shut", which is the reason for my signature.
I'm glad that this story reached many people who have their eyes open a little bit and are going to help do something about this ugly case of ignorance. Maybe we all can learn a little lesson in "rights"! Meaning: what they are, what they mean, and where they came from. Yep, I'm talking about that old crusty piece of paper that our elected officials keep stepping and peeing on everyday, The Constitution. Read it..you might learn something.
Open your eyes, that's what they're used for....
Independence Day and Freedom...
"Give me liberty, or give me death." - Patrick Henry
These are the famous words that was spoken over 200 years ago to express a frustrated man's feelings about his governement. These same words fueled the fires of many people that eventually fought, bleed, and died so we can have our independence. The irony to it all is that these same words of dissent, or the unstoppable chain of events that it spawned, are the very reason why July the 4th is a national holiday. Many Americans seem to have forgotten how and most importantly why this country was founded and is blinded by a politically correct version of an America that doesn't exist.
Growing up in the deep south I have been around many people that still wave their rebel war banner and in most cases it is not because they want to cherish or remember the days once past, but because they were just hateful people. However, I never said anything to them personally about it or got upset to a point where I caused a public outrage to tear them down because I respect their consitutional rights. These rights were given to us for a reason, a reason that trumps any little temper tantrum that possess these so call Americans. The very same reason why these same Americans probably have gun safes filled with enough fire power to take down a small country, and that reason is Freedom.
Freedom is something that is scarce in these days with bills like the Patriot Act and other related bills that these same Americans was so quick to approve of. However, they only approve of it when it benefits them and not when they are told they can't bring toothpaste or lotion onto an airplane because you might be a terrorist. It is okay when government agencies can kick down the door of Achmed that everything is peaceful in the world, but not when the price of their goods or taxes increase to compensate for increased security. Maybe it is just time for us to change our independence day from July the 4th to a day to be named later, because some more famous words where spoken long ago which were;
"Those who desire to give up freedom in order to gain security will not have, nor do they deserve, either one." - Benjamin Franklin