Saturday, July 5, 2008

Independence Day 2008 Boulder Creek, CA

"When in the course of human events it becomes necessary for one people to dissolve the political bands which have connected them with another --- a decent respect for the opinions of mankind requires that they should declare the causes which impel them to the separation ...

We hold these truths to be self-evident, that all men are created equal, that they are endowed by their Creator with certain unalienable Rights, that among these are Life, Liberty and the pursuit of Happiness ... That whenever any Form of Government becomes destructive of these ends, it is the Right of the People to alter or to abolish it, and to institute new Government, laying its foundation on such principles and organizing its powers in such form, as to them seem most likely to effect their Safety and Happiness ...

And for the support of this Declaration, with a firm reliance on the protection of Divine Providence, we mutually pledge to each other our Lives, our Fortunes and our sacred Honor."

Penned in 1776, these words read today like a frightening threat to the status quo by extremely literate terrorists. In 2008, when one is hard put to discover the slightest trace of "sacred honor" in any American leader, male or female, this document shames us by contrasting our forefather's highest hopes to an American reality almost inconceivably base.

Waging a war of choice (based on lies) against a nation that was no threat to America is a Nuremberg-grade war crime instigated by a man (and his advisors) who declared our Constitution  to be "just a piece of paper", and, who with the support of a complicit Congress has openly enrolled you and me in the grisly club of Nations Who Torture People.

Horsewomen in the Boulder Creek Independence Day parade. In BC's "Deadwood Days" (shortly before my wife Betsy & I moved here in 1969) these women would be carrying guns.

Prancy dancers.

The Bookworm Float built by Friends of the Boulder Creek Library
Nine puppies not yet weaned being offered for holding, petting and future adoption in front of the Lighthouse Surf Museum in Santa Cruz, CA. That's August O'Connor on the left cuddling two of the fuzzy little darlings. Shortly afterwards the sun went down, a tiny crescent moon appeared in the West and fireworks displays exploded all along the beachfront.


dogfaeriex5 said...

looks like you had a grand parade in the spirit of the 4th!
we ended up at the bexley parade like we always do, right down the street from nancys old house....
take care~kim
(marilyns oldest)

nick herbert said...

Good to hear from the old hometown, Kim.
Because of the CA fires there was a Total
Fireworks ban here. But there were still a
good number of fireworks set off at the beach by
scofflaws. best wishes to everyone back
in Columbus.