Here’s Some Cool Copy for July 4th

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We the people of the United States, in order to form a more perfect union, establish justice, insure domestic tranquility, provide for the common defense, promote the general welfare, and secure the blessings of liberty to ourselves and our posterity, do ordain and establish this Constitution for the United States of America.

Ahhh… something for everyone. “Defense” for the Right, “Welfare” for the Left.

But me? I’ll stick with the “blessings of liberty” any day.

Happy Birthday America, and a good day to everyone else in the world as well.

P.S. How many of you automatically heard the School House Rock version of the Preamble in your head as you read? Watch the video below if you don’t remember. :)

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picture credit: Hugh

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Reader Comments (17)

  1. says

    Yep, that oldie but goodie was playing in my head. Its funny how some things just hang around in our heads.

  2. says

    I had not seen that since I was a wee lad in the ’70’s (I think).

    I appreciate you hookin’ me up.

  3. Munz says

    That’s funny. I was actually trying to turn off that song in my head while I was reading your post but couldn’t do it. I laughed out loud when I read you comment about the School House Rock version. Thanks for your post.

  4. a yank that left says

    Until Americans stand up and fight for those empty words (and removing the present occupants from the Whitehouse) they are just that – empty words.

  5. says

    Actually, my original idea was to post about the Declaration. It’s an example of some very sweet writing.

    But, I decided to lighten up a bit and go with the Constitution and the easy political joke. Plus, who can resist School House Rock? 😉

  6. says

    It’s something for the 4th of July, not an ode to the 4th of July.

    You know, I was waiting for some joker to give me that 1787 jab, and I’m not at all surprised it ended up being you, Aaron. :)

  7. says

    The first thing that always strikes me when I read that is the ‘more perfect union’ bit. More perfect you say? Odd bit of grammar from some really smart guys.


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