Independence Day - For the
By Rick Watson
July 16, 2006
For those of you unfamiliar, I suggest you read the Declaration
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.
Ketchikan, AK - USA
About: "Ketchikan resident for 30+ years."
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