Formerly known as, The Independence Day Show.
HAPPY INDEPENDENCE DAY
In 1773, the 13 colonies located in North America, but still very much under British rule, revolted to additional taxation, believing they had already paid their dues. So in Boston, they took to the streets in revelry and what a party it would be. The British Tea they had received and were expected to pay more taxes, but a further blow to freedom, they simply would not absorb. And so the real Patriots, took the British Tea and destroyed every last leaf. When they discovered the mutiny in the colonies, the Crown across the pond became infuriated. The spectacular chain of events that followed, charted the course to the American Revolutionary War, and clearing the way, to one day celebrate Independence Day.
But in 1775, all of the colonies were still not convinced to join ranks into a single army, to fight for their independence. But at the Virginia convention, a man by the name of Patrick Henry, stepped up to the podium then delivered a speech, that gave rise to the birth of a nation.
8th of November
by Big & Rich
“It is in vain, sir, to extenuate the matter.
Gentlemen may cry, Peace, Peace – but there is no peace. The war is actually begun!
The next gale that sweeps from the north will bring to our ears the clash of resounding arms!
Our brethren are already in the field!
Why stand we here idle? What is it that gentlemen wish? What would they have?
Is life so dear, or peace so sweet, as to be purchased at the price of chains and slavery?
Forbid it, Almighty God!
I know not what course others may take;
but as for me, give me liberty or give me death!
The high profile nature of the deaths and the broken cities that followed, allowed no time to weep or breathe or figure out a solution to prevent the chaos from happening again, or worse yet, evolving into something more deadly. Backward steps is what we felt, but perhaps, the string of recent occurrences, leading to lines drawn in archaic sand, were exposed cracks finally surfacing in places where progress had never been made, forcing ‘civil rights battles’, that should have been crushed, when the 13th Amendment abolished the institution of slavery.
But on this day of celebration of the birth of a nation, one photograph tells the story of how far our country had come. For no one truly believed he could actually win…. until he won.
ALL HAIL THE WRECKING ERA
Before he was elected, he caught hold of a conspiracy and turned it into a plan. So filled with an unnatural source of vindictiveness and ugly, he went on a crusade, that he knew was a lie, and all but dedicated his life, to the destruction of the Presidency of America’s first Black President: Barack Hussein Obama, so honorably elected. To the abyss he shall lead us – a snake oil salesman, with a wrecking ball and lies, we should be embarrassed, but instead, we further divide.
So Happy Independence Day, I say in both a salute to every man and woman – enslaved or free – whose legacy is our democracy.
“Leadership is not about the next election, it’s about the next generation.” – Simon Sinek
To Generation X, and every generation that follows. to the Millennials who are already fighting smarter; do not become discouraged nor accept wrong as right. Do not concede to defeat when truth is on your side,and never stop believing, that you will someday change the world; not through war but peace.
this is… The Neighborhood