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The song “God Bless The U.S.A.”, sung by Lee Greenwood is copyrighted by UMG.
“We Will Never Forget” 9/11/2001. Billie Pirtle.
A tribute to all the innocent men, women, and children that died in the World Trade Centers on September 11, 2001. God bless the victims of September 11…not just today, but always! God bless the United States Of America.
On 911 America prayed for New York. NYPD, NYFD, EMS, Citizens, Families and Survivors. New York was One!
The Declaration Of Independence
The identification, “Fourth of July” muddies the waters of blood that many colonists shed as they fought to free these first citizens of the United States of America from the tyranny that was coming at the hands of the King of England. The correct term that should be used is “Independence Day.” It was a declaration that started our nation on the road to being the most prosperous nation that the world has ever known. It is the Judaeo-Christian mindset that has made our nation the strongest nation in the world. There is a Bible verse that has been a driving force for our nation to support God’s Chosen People of the Nation of Israel. Genesis 12:3:
“And I will bless those who bless you,
And the one who curses you I will curse.
And in you all the families of the earth will be blessed.”
The United States of America was commissioned by God to protect “His Chosen People.” Deuteronomy 14:2:
“For you are a holy people to the Lord your God, and the Lord has chosen you to be a people for His own possession out of all the peoples who are on the face of the earth.”
The United States of America is the only nation in the world that has held strong in its protection and support of Israel. The countries of the United Nations have consistently opposed “God’s Chosen People.”
United Nations Resolutions
The United Nations General Assembly has adopted a number of resolutions saying that the strategic relationship with the United States encourages Israel to pursue aggressive and expansionist policies and practices. The 9th Emergency Session of the General Assembly was convened at the request of the Security Council when the United States blocked efforts to adopt sanctions against Israel. The United States responded to the frequent criticism from UN organs by adopting the Negroponte doctrine of opposing any Security Council resolutions criticizing Israel that did not also denounce Palestinian militant activity.
The Declaration of Independence Statement
The Declaration of Independence was the first formal statement by a nation’s people asserting their right to choose their own government.
When armed conflict between bands of American colonists and British soldiers began in April 1775, the Americans were ostensibly fighting only for their rights as subjects of the British crown. By the following summer, with the Revolutionary War in full swing, the movement for independence from Britain had grown, and delegates of the Continental Congress were faced with a vote on the issue. In mid-June 1776, a five-man committee including Thomas Jefferson, John Adams and Benjamin Franklin was tasked with drafting a formal statement of the colonies’ intentions. The Congress formally adopted the Declaration of Independence—written largely by Jefferson—in Philadelphia on July 4, a date now celebrated as the birth of American independence.
The Declaration of Independence – Transcript
In Congress, July 4, 1776.
The unanimous Declaration of the thirteen united States of America, When in the Course of human events, it becomes necessary for one people to dissolve the political bands which have connected them with another, and to assume among the powers of the earth, the separate and equal station to which the Laws of Nature and of Nature’s God entitle them, a decent respect to 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 to secure these rights, Governments are instituted among Men, deriving their just powers from the consent of the governed, –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 shall seem most likely to effect their Safety and Happiness. Prudence, indeed, will dictate that Governments long established should not be changed for light and transient causes; and accordingly all experience hath shewn, that mankind are more disposed to suffer, while evils are sufferable, than to right themselves by abolishing the forms to which they are accustomed. But when a long train of abuses and usurpations, pursuing invariably the same Object evinces a design to reduce them under absolute Despotism, it is their right, it is their duty, to throw off such Government, and to provide new Guards for their future security.–Such has been the patient sufferance of these Colonies; and such is now the necessity which constrains them to alter their former Systems of Government. The history of the present King of Great Britain is a history of repeated injuries and usurpations, all having in direct object the establishment of an absolute Tyranny over these States. To prove this, let Facts be submitted to a candid world.
Grievances continue in the above transcript, but are also shown in the following link.
The grievances/complaints was a section from the Declaration of Independence where the colonists listed their problems with the British government, specifically George III. The United States Declaration of Independence contains 27 grievances against the decisions and actions of George III of Great Britain. Historians have noted the similarities with John Locke’s works and the context of the grievances. Historical precedents such as Magna Carta and the Bill of Rights 1689 had established the principle that the King was not to interfere with the Rights of Englishmen held by the people. In the view of the American colonies, the King had opposed the very purpose of government by opposing laws deemed necessary for the public good.
The formation of our nation was costly in deaths, injuries, and colonists being taken captive. The colonists were fighting for freedom from a tyrant nation; they also wanted to be free and to have rights that would be guaranteed as civil liberties. There was no paycheck for the colonists; there were no widows’ pensions
The Thirteen Colonies
The 13 colonies (New Hampshire, Massachusetts, Connecticut, Rhode Island, New York, New Jersey, Pennsylvania, Delaware, Maryland, Virginia, North Carolina, South Carolina and Georgia) came together to form the United States.
Colonists Serving, Killed, Wounded
How many soldiers served in the war?
Over the course of the war, about 231,000 men served in the Continental Army, though never more than 48,000 at any one time, and never more than 13,000 at any one place. The sum of the Colonial militias numbered upwards of 145,000 men. France also dispatched a substantial force to North America beginning in 1779, with more than 12,000 soldiers and a substantial fleet joining the Colonial Americans by wars end.
At its peak, the British Army had upwards of 22,000 men at its disposal in North America to combat the rebellion. An additional 25,000 Loyalists, faithful to Great Britain, participated in the conflict as well. Nearly 30,000 German auxiliaries, or Hessians, were hired out by German princes and served alongside the British for the duration of the war.
How many were killed or wounded?
Throughout the course of the war, an estimated 6,800 Americans were killed in action, 6,100 wounded, and upwards of 20,000 were taken prisoner. Historians believe that at least an additional 17,000 deaths were the result of disease, including about 8,000–12,000 who died while prisoners of war.
Unreliable imperial data places the total casualties for British regulars fighting in the Revolutionary War around 24,000 men. This total number includes battlefield deaths and injuries, deaths from disease, men taken prisoner, and those who remained missing.
Approximately 1,200 Hessian soldiers were killed, 6,354 died of disease, and another 5,500 deserted and settled in America afterward.
Today’s Opposition To The Declaration Of Independence
There are people today who say that the colonists should not have declared their independence from Great Britain. However, as we look around the world today, we can find no nation that matches the United States of America, in regard to personal freedom, economic opportunity or military protection. Consider World War II. Had it not been for the intervention of the United States of America into the Second World War, Hitler, Mussolini, and Hirohito would have taken freedom from the nations of the world, and then from the United States. Many of today’s nations, who are vocal adversaries of the United States, would be under the control of the axis powers of World War II, that were defeated, due to the Americans who fought and died for world freedom.
09.21.01: The final call from Flight 93
Cynthia Bowers talks to operator Lisa Jefferson, who took the final call from United Flight 93. She recalls her conversation with passenger Todd Beamer. (This report was from a DVD included with the tenth anniversary edition of the CBS News/Simon & Schuster book, “What We Saw: The Events of September 11, 2001, in Words, Pictures, and Video.”)
Todd Beamer’s last known words, “Let’s Roll.”
It is because of the Colonists’ decision to defy Great Britain, that we are Americans. It is because we are Americans that 9-11 happened. The United States of America is still under attack by enemies, “foreign and domestic.” We must have the resolve of the Colonists of 1776.
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