Happy 4th to All and to All a Good Wine.
“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…”
Holy shit those old dudes could write! Click here to see the complete text of our Declaration of Independence.
We celebrate Independence Day today with friends and family, picnics, baseball games, BBQ and fireworks. The original Independence Day was a day marked by the signatures of a handful of brave, committed, disobedient and treasonous men dedicated to bring about a new nation. You heard me right… the signing of that document was a treasonous act. And look at the last line– “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 brave men knew that to sign might mean sacrificing their lives, fortunes and honor… Damn! We come from good stock.
How many of us, if faced with that situation today, would be willing or able to do the same?
While you enjoy your picinic or baseball game or fireworks display, raise a glass to those brave men (and women) who pulled together, stood against the status quo and dedicated themselves to bring into creation this nation, and to those who still today stand in the gap to ensure those unalienable rights are upheld. We, here at Big Fat Wine, will lift a glass of red, white and blueberry wine in celebration and in thanks. Cheers!
Be careful and have a safe and fun 4th.
Love, Laugh, Learn… LIVE!