Wednesday, July 02, 2008

I Damn Near Forgot!

Happy Independence Day!

"What in the Hell, Two Dogs?"

Yes, July 2, 1776 is the day that the United States declared its independence from England, not July 4, 1776. If you didn't know this, you are not allowed to vote.

The Continental Congress actually voted to declare independence from England on July 2, 1776 with twelve of the original colonies voting for it, only New York abstained because they did not have the word yet from their state assembly. New York's delegation has Verizon wireless and the network was down all day long. The only way that the Declaration was to be allowed was if the vote was unanimous and with the abstention instead of the nay vote, the motion passed and independence was declared.

July 4, 1776 is when the signing of Thomas Jefferson's actual paperwork was undertaken. So, all of y'all are stupid and celebrating two days later than you should actually be celebrating.

John Adams even wrote his wife on July 3, 1776, telling her that July 2 was going to go down in infamy as the greatest date in the history of our country.

But Hell naw, y'all celebrate on the wrong day.

John to Abigail:

The Second Day of July 1776, will be the most memorable Epocha, in the History of America. I am apt to believe that it will be celebrated, by succeeding Generations, as the great anniversary Festival. It ought to be commemorated, as the Day of Deliverance by solemn Acts of Devotion to God Almighty. It ought to be solemnized with Pomp and Parade, with Shews, Games, Sports, Guns, Bells, Bonfires and Illuminations from one End of this Continent to the other from this Time forward forever more. You will think me transported with Enthusiasm but I am not. I am well aware of the Toil and Blood and Treasure, that it will cost Us to maintain this Declaration, and support and defend these States. Yet through all the Gloom I can see the Rays of ravishing Light and Glory. I can see that the End is more than worth all the Means. And that Posterity will tryumph in that Days Transaction, even altho We should rue it, which I trust in God We shall not.

Y'all are just so wrong......and Obama is NOT a patriot.

UPDATE: And since Arcticman made the military comment, here's a story.

A good friend of mine was a higher up enlisted Marine and the platoon was eating MREs. He just reached into the box and grabbed one without even looking at what it was and one of his guys asked him, "Superman, are you not even going to get a good one?"

He laughed and replied to his guy, "Do you honestly believe the Corps will give us something that isn't good?"


Arcticman Speaks! said...

March 17th is my independence day. I received an honorable discharge from the Army, another accomplishment Obama will never understand nor could he ever respect.

Anonymous said...

You know... I did know that but had forgotten it.

Jesus wasn't born on December 25 either.

Arcticman Speaks! said...

If you want to know when religious events actually took place, or what religious events are based on fact and not Roman Paganism.........ask a Hebrew.