Sunday, July 4, 2010

Happy Birthday, USA

This is a wonderful post from over on the American Prepper's Network Forum's   I hope you enjoy it as much as I did....

Postby NJerseyJ » Sun Jul 04, 2010 8:45 am
Once upon a time, a bunch of people decided to write a letter of protest to a king. this letter said things like no taxation without representation, freedom to worship as they saw fit, freedom to print what they deemed newsworthy, right to trial by a jury of peers, in short freedom of that king's tyrannical oppression.
this letter claimed (nay, DEMANDED) the right to life, liberty, and the pursuit of happiniess.
self evident truth.
this treasonous letter declared the colonies' independence from the british kingdom. once independent, these colonies became something else. these colonies banded together to form a nation. this nation was located in a New World of beautiful rich land full of natural resources. from this land, from this new nation, the most essential resource for its ability to not only survive, but to thrive was and STILL IS- the PEOPLE.

so as i celebrate the birth of our nation with my friends and family, i'd like to say thanks to all of my fellow patriots out there for making me proud to say i am an American. To the guys and gals in the armed services past and present(and their families, too), thank you for your time, dedication, service, blood, sweat, and tears. to the guys and gals in law enforcement (including NSA, CIA, FBI, courts, jails, etc.) thank you for keeping my streets safe. to the guys and gals in the fire dept. thanks for being there. to the guys and gals in the hospitals, thanks for stitching us up. to the guys and gals in the churches, temples, etc. thanks for feeding our souls. to the guys and gals on the farms and ranches, thanks for feeding our bodies. to the guys and gals in engineering and construction, thanks for the roads, tunnels, bridges and buildings. to the guys and gals in the charities and soup kitchens, thanks for caring for those forgotten or in need. to the elderly, thanks for showing us the way. to the newborns, toddlers, and children, thanks for the smiles, laughter, songs, and dances. you are our future, hopes and dreams.

to my fellow preppers and patriots out there, thank you for sharing your thoughts, advice, concerns and well wishes for your fellow man.

yes, there are bad things in this world. yes our economy is rough. yes our system is flawed. yes disasters happen. yes robberies and riots and violent crimes happen. however, despite all that, i believe we can get through it all if we stick together, share our strengths to mitigate our flaws.

but for today, i'd like to step away from the doom and gloom that we all prepare for, just long enough to remind everybody to take some time to make life worth living. i wish you nothing but good things today, like a smile, a hug, and a fond memory.

i'm not really taking the day off prepping. i'm taking the day to prepare for emotionally draining times in the future, by making fond memories of celebrating today. so, i start today by celebrating you. THE PEOPLE.
i guarantee that the boots "over there" (anyone working today "third shift"/constant vigilance occupation) are clinging to their own fond memories today, because HOPE is a lifeline.

Self evident truth. Pursuit of happiness.
From sea to shining sea, land of the free, home of the brave, God bless America, land that i love.
Happy 4th of July, everybody.


  1. Thank you Sci, for re-posting this.
    I did enjoy reading it, and I have to agree with the poster.

    Happy Independence Day, Sci, to y'all

  2. That was an awesome post. Happy Independence Day to you.

  3. Very well said. Awsome. God Bless.

    See Ya.