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. :)

Click to watch the video.

picture credit: Hugh

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  1. It would have been much cooler if you provided a link to the school house rock version :)

  2. Added the video. :)

  3. Yeah Jef, you are right! :) I need that link :).
    Happy Fourth of July to all!

  4. I went more with the original words and some inspiring interpretation, part of my story. Happy Fourth, Brian.

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

  6. Perfect post for today! I’m sending the School House Rock video to my iPhone now. 😉

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

    I appreciate you hookin’ me up.

  8. Great video and great thoughts Brian! Thanks for sharing all you do, today and every day!

  9. 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.

  10. Funny how that stuff sticks with you. I wonder what they have for kids now.

  11. a yank that left :

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

  12. You forgot that the Declaration was the ultimate 27-point list.

  13. 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? 😉

  14. Yeah but the Constitution was Sept 17, 1787, not July 4, 1776 :)

    But yes, you’re right. I happen to like the Constitution myself.

  15. 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. :)

  16. Happy to be of service, Brian! :-)

  17. 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.