Tuesday, July 03, 2012

Happy 4th of July!

Good afternoon folks,

Y'all are likely busy, so I'll make this brief. Have a safe and happy 4th of July. Keep in mind the reason for the celebration.

And remember:

"The Constitution is not an instrument for the government to restrain the people,
it is an instrument for the people to restrain the government
-- lest it come to dominate our lives and interests."

- Patrick Henry

21 comments:

Karl said...

Hazy, hot, humid.
As it was then, as is now.
Motivates freedom.

becca said...

Happy 4th to you and yours

Aunty Belle said...

Find a whiff a cool air, an' sing America the Beautiful.

Patrick Henry was prescient--how come none of these new style polly-ticians is as wise or far-seeing?

Karl said...

Becca: To you and your family, a most enjoyable holiday.

Aunty Belle: Cool air will likely be scarce. However the song in my heart is always there.

Their far sightedness ends at their wallets.

Buzz Kill said...

And I believe it was Ben Franklin who said “The Constitution only guarantees the American people the right to pursue happiness. You have to catch it yourself.”

Looks like you're well on your way Karl.

moi said...

Best idea anyone ever had for a country, that's for sure. Too bad the politicians keep mucking it up. Happy Fourth anyway. Looks like you're relaxing in style!

Anonymous said...

Karl,

Looks like you had a nice place to celebrate! Belatedly, happy 4th. Great quote. Those guys really thought about governance and freedoms in those days.

We need to fire MOST of Congress and the President! Our Forefathers were wise, we as a growing group of sheep, are not! Why?? Have we become stupid in a generation?

Don't forget Haiku Monday tomorrow at http://serendipitouswildmoments.wordpress.com/2012/07/03/haiku-monday-theme-is-the-skull/

The theme is skull - any way you look at it.

S~

pam said...

Hi Karl! Great sentiment and much appreciated. Hope your 4th was great.

Boxer said...

Oh, I'm sorry I missed this. You posted! I hope your 4th was wonderful. I love that photo.Blue skies, flag and a beer. VERY American. :-)

czar said...

Karl: Hope you had a good Fourth. I saw this article and this headline, and I swear that the first thing that popped into my mind was, I'd ask Karl. He knows this kind of stuff.

http://www.csmonitor.com/World/Asia-South-Central/2012/0712/How-to-toss-an-anklebone-and-shoot-an-arrow-like-a-Mongolian

czar said...

PS: Boxer, I am not stalking you. Hope you are well.

PNW Gal said...

Hai Czar! I am currently not blogging, but all is very well, thank you.

BlazngScarlet said...

Good Evening Karl!
I too missed this post.
Chalk it up to slack-ass-ness. lol

I hope you had a wonderful 4th, and I hope you're enjoying your summer. =)

foam said...

Hope you had a good 4th of July! This photo is from 2 years ago? I like it! Even though somebody is slurping a Bahamian beer on this so very American holiday .. :)

Karl said...

Good evening All,

It was indeed a fine 4th of July. Most of it however, was spent inland visiting family and friends. We were lucky enough to get back to the boat in time to watch the fireworks at Annapolis, Sandy Point, Chesapeake Beach, and from many of the folks around our harbor. You could literally get a neck ache from turning to watch the displays launch. I gave it up at 22:00, because I had to leave by 05:00. All was quiet around midnight. The family enjoyed the rest of the show.

Thank you all for your sentiments, on what is this nation's most important holiday.

My apologies for the tardiness in a reply.

@Foam:Is that not what this country is based upon, excepting legal imports as our own?

foam said...

Sure, or course! I think I was drinking some kind of British Ale myself this 4th of July!

Aunty Belle said...

Uh, since youse got free time on yore hands, could ya' jes' drop that Patrick Henry quote off at the WH?

BamaTrav said...

I guess I will have to follow via e mail.

Aunty Belle said...

Hello? Anybody home?? hellooooooo?

New post on Front Porch--come offer yore insight, please.

Aunty Belle said...

ooooh, heh--great Shakespeare rebuttal on Jack and Jill over at Grins' place.

Karl said...

Aunty Belle: Glad you liked it.