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Independence Day - For the Record.
By Rick Watson


July 16, 2006

For those of you unfamiliar, I suggest you read the Declaration of Independence.

Correct me if I am wrong, but one of the main points of the Declaration was the power of the thirteen colonies to Levy War to gain and maintain our Independence. The way I see it is, those who protest war in general are in fact protesting a key portion of the Declaration of Independence itself.

King George III of Great Britain waged war against us. We fought that war to gain our independence. Back then if those who protest war were successful prior to the war against the British Colonies we may not have our Independence and we may not even be having this conversation today.

So if we are going to celebrate the signing of Declaration of Independence on the 4th of July, I find it ironic to be protesting it at the same time.

By the way, if you did not know, your right to Freedom of Speech comes from the First Amendment and the U.S. Constitution, not the Declaration of Independence.

Rick Watson
Ketchikan, AK - USA

About: "Ketchikan resident for 30+ years."


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