The Rat and Friend's road story's and rants..bikes, rides, roads, eats, place to go and places to stay..Bikes damn it..
Wednesday, July 1, 2009
Remebering the past..happy Independence Day..
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.
The first two paragraphs of our declaration of independence..
Now if your thinking the Rat's went over the edge and is ready to overthrow the Government your wrong. Two Hundred and Thirty Three years ago our founding father made a choice..it was a choice that gave us all we have today..We whine about how bad we have it but take a few seconds and picture what these Patriots, the men and woman went through to hand us on a silver platter the lives, freedoms and great country we live in today..No don't agree with the direction our country is going today but it is what the majority wished for..I know in four years we can change the direction if needed..we have no ruler, we the people are the voice of our country..
I myself fail to remember the sacrifices of others through out the history of our country have given me the freedoms I take for granted daily. I can say what I wish, write what I feel, pursue my dreams..I have the freedom to believe the long winding blacktop road is my god and I find my heaven at every corner..and that the white lines that guide me are my angels..I have freedom at the expense of others..
I will take time this Independence Day to thanks those who made it possible and those today who continue to do so..Ride hard, ride safe friends..Keep the chrome side up and FTW..Feel The Wind..see ya..