The entire team at GetHashing wishes you all a Happy Independence Day!
“The tree of liberty must be refreshed from time to time with the blood of patriots and tyrants.” - Thomas Jefferson
A great quote often abused. But since it is “independence” day let me quote a paragraph of the actual declaration of independence which many might have forgotten…
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
which leads to…
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.
It is always good to read that reminder of The People’s duty to cast off despotism.
For those that don’t know this historical tidbit:
Let me just put this here before some Brit wag does:
Happy 4th of July to all those everywhere who strive for their Independence.
We are NOT ungrateful, we where quite happy to kick them out!
you know its one of those funny things if i had lived in those times i think I would have been a loyalist instead of with the rebel scum
Edit: I wonder what the king did with the declaration letter he got?
To those in the USA have a great day. Also consider this 4th of July Asset (Limited Edition, only 3 issued)
I will have a drink for you (oops already doing so)
Happy 4th all!! Be safe…remember, we are keyboard warriors, we need all of our digits to make things happen. Light your explosives with care!!
I see @sburn beat me to it
Come back when you’re ready, colonists, your Queen will (probably) forgive you
That’s a good one. LOL
She better forgive us now…we pulled her out of the fire…twice.
Edit: Well the first time was technically the frogs but whos counting.
Your move, Redcoat.
We, therefore, the Representatives of the united States of America, in
General Congress, Assembled, appealing to the Supreme Judge of the world
for the rectitude of our intentions, do, in the Name, and by Authority
of the good People of these Colonies, solemnly publish and declare, That
these United Colonies are, and of Right ought to be Free and
Independent States; that they are Absolved from all Allegiance to the
British Crown, and that all political connection between them and the
State of Great Britain, is and ought to be totally dissolved; and that
as Free and Independent States, they have full Power to levy War,
conclude Peace, contract Alliances, establish Commerce, and to do all
other Acts and Things which Independent States may of right do. 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.
These were serious fighting words in the day. I imagine HRH King George III pretty much blew his tea out through his nose and said the 18th century equivalent of, “Oh,Hell No!. You. Did. Not.”
I was going to do that one but Ronald’s was a bit more patriotic.