An Ol' Broad's Ramblings
Archive for 5 July 2010
Blogging has not been on my priority list of “things to do” the last few days. Maybe you’ve noticed. I’m actually enjoying spending time with my daughter, Brat, son in law, Ick, and my youngest granddaughter, Short Person. Considering I’m not all that fond of kids in general (heh) y’all should be real proud of me…..I haven’t stuffed her into the dryer, and turned it on…………………….yet. *batting eyelashes*
It’s not that we all busy and going places, or anything, it’s just that it’s been quite pleasant not to watch the news nonstop, and get all pissed off. We actually talk about things OTHER than politics, although it’s not for the lack of trying to get my daughter a bit more interested. I don’t think it has hit her just how bad things could get, but I’m doing my best to nudge her. Hey….it took me years to get her to vote for the first time, I’m doin’ pretty good, considering.
Tomorrow, Short Person and I are going to see my sister, and her brood. She smashed her ankle a couple of months ago, and I’ve been feeling guilty I haven’t been able to get down to see her sooner. She’s now out of the wheelchair, and using a walker. Yeah, it was pretty freakin’ bad! Gotta go see her and her menagerie of critters, y’know. Heh.
You know what’s odd? I haven’t been perusing the news sites, or even watching the news in general, and I haven’t missed it at all. Now, when I get back home, I’m sure I’ll be back to my snarky self, but this has been quite pleasant, and I’m enjoying the hell outta ignoring this contraption. Heh. Go figure. Maybe I should do it more often? LOL
Rockey Moose & Short Person
NO, the cat is NOT going with us.
If you haven’t watched John Stossel’s “What’s Great About America?”, then you need to take the time to watch. We are STILL GREAT, but our decline is coming. It must be stopped! Rich limousine liberal celebrities need to take a good hard look before opening their ignorant yaps!
Reclaiming Our Founding Principles
Happy Birthday America! America is 234 years old. She was born on July 4, 1776, with the passage of the Declaration of Independence. Since then, America has grown from thirteen colonies on the east coast to fill a vast continent. Her economic and military power is envied around the world. And the American people are hardworking, churchgoing, affluent, and generous.
Independence Day is an opportunity each year to remember the root of our success—our founding principles as set forth in the Declaration of Independence.
The Declaration of Independence serves as a philosophical statement of America’s first principles. As Matthew Spalding describes, the Declaration affirms that all men are created equal. By nature, men have a right to liberty that is inalienable, meaning it cannot be given up or taken away. And because individuals equally possess such inalienable rights, governments derive their just powers from the consent of those governed. The purpose of government is to secure these fundamental rights, and the people retain the right to alter or abolish a government that fails to do so.