Testament of Freedom

The God who gave us life gave us liberty at the same time; the hand of force may destroy but cannot disjoin them.

—Thomas Jefferson, A Summary View of the Rights of British America (1774)


  1. Bradley says:

    We don’t have to worry about foreign nations taking away our liberty. We can do that ourselves just fine.

  2. With Citizens United the Supreme Court has robbed us of the freedom to know how much money big corporations are spending on candidates.

  3. Jefferson also stated that every generation or so we need a good little revolution to reinvigorate the spirit of freedom. Hopefully we can have a peaceful one.

  4. Or we could just keep up the partisan bread and circus, batting around the philosophies of men, mingled with scripture, and pornography, with a little hypocracy thrown in, and stay exactly where we have been for decades.

    Can someone get me a straight shot of something without alcohol and caffeine but that will totally numb my brain. I have heard that MSNBC and FOX News are both coming out with their new Elixer for the Gods that is guaranteed to turn your brain to mush. The labels clearly state that it is not suggested that you take more than 10 minutes/ounces a day of either one, unless you have had the appropriate innoculations first.

    I believe the only way to be appropriately innoculated is to work hard, volunteer in your community, ask how you can help when you see someone struggling, and kiss your wife (on the lips) and your mother (on the cheeks) each time you see them. Spending time with children, who have never had to listen to MSNBC, FOX News or Rush will also help your eye sight and keep the colors of the world bright. Planting a garden to teach your children, and probably yourself, where food comes from also helps to feed your family, keep your focus on the real world, and not pay too much attention to the shadowy dances being taught at the newest hot spot in town, Plato’s Cave. I hear that the newest dance moves, being screened at the club, will be ready to roll out at child beauty pageants by the end of 2013.

    When all else fails, troll the web for random contests where you could win something, and then cross your fingers and toes that you win. If you haven’t found a contest for July, may I, not so humbly, offer my own blog’s contest as an alternative to listening to loud rock music until your ears start bleeding? ;-)

    I prefer to think of my blog contest as inedible cards and thoughtful circus. Sorry, no bread today, maybe I can find you some cake. I can guarantee, there will be no onions!


  5. Kristine says:

    Good grief, y’all. Just go listen to the music.

  6. Amen.

  7. Kristine, stop rousing the rabble please.

  8. I guess I missed the music program. ;-)

    Thanks for letting me be part of the rabble. There aren’t many places that I get to ramble/rant sarcastically, and get away with it. :-)

  9. I didn’t know that we were opressed….