DFW, TX Happy 4th of July!!!

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  1. Old-Jedi Jedi Master

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    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.

    He has refused his Assent to Laws, the most wholesome and necessary for the
    public good.
    He has forbidden his Governors to pass Laws of immediate and pressing
    importance, unless suspended in their operation till his Assent should be
    obtained; and when so suspended, he has utterly neglected to attend to them.
    He has refused to pass other Laws for the accommodation of large districts
    of people, unless those people would relinquish the right of Representation
    in the Legislature, a right inestimable to them and formidable to tyrants
    only.
    He has called together legislative bodies at places unusual, uncomfortable,
    and distant from the depository of their public Records, for the sole
    purpose of fatiguing them into compliance with his measures.
    He has dissolved Representative Houses repeatedly, for opposing with manly
    firmness his invasions on the rights of the people.
    He has refused for a long time, after such dissolutions, to cause others to
    be elected; whereby the Legislative powers, incapable of Annihilation, have
    returned to the People at large for their exercise; the State remaining in
    the mean time exposed to all the dangers of invasion from without, and
    convulsions within.
    He has endeavoured to prevent the population of these States; for that
    purpose obstructing the Laws for Naturalization of Foreigners; refusing to
    pass others to encourage their migrations hither, and raising the conditions
    of new Appropriations of Lands.
    He has obstructed the Administration of Justice, by refusing his Assent to
    Laws for establishing Judiciary powers.
    He has made Judges dependent on his Will alone, for the tenure of their
    offices, and the amount and payment of their salaries.
    He has erected a multitude of New Offices, and sent hither swarms of
    Officers to harrass our people, and eat out their substance.
    He has kept among us,
  2. Darth_Chocolate Jedi Master

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  3. Amidala Starkiller Force Ghost

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    Francis Lewis from New York is my ancestor :)

  4. Kurgan1 Jedi Knight

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    Tim, you forgot my name. I was there and all, but Ben Franklin kept pushing me aside, and wouldn't let me sign it. Bastard....

    You see, it was my idea to have it called the United States. At first, they were going to call it the Happy Place of America. I told them that just wasn't going to work if they wanted the rest of the world to take us seriously.

    And later, it was also my idea for the national bird to be the bald eagle. The powers that were at the time wanted to go with a muskrat. I told them the symbolism was all wrong.

    Someday I'll tell you all about how I created the Roman Empire on a dare. ;)
  5. Hemp_Knight Jedi Knight

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    May 26, 2002
    Oddly enough almost sounds like a movie I once saw?? hehehehe
  6. deep_throat_nine Jedi Padawan

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    Jul 2, 2002
    Had a great ID!! Anyone else? And Kurgan, I don't remember you there...

    EDIT: Watch it on the sexual innuendoes. Next time, it's a ban.
  7. Carmen Jedi Knight

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    May 19, 2002
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    As one of my friends said yesterday, a couple of hours before the pyromania took over, "You know it's great when you can celebrate the birth of your country by tossing an animal on the grill and blowing stuff up." [face_love]

    She lives in Parker county. Fireworks are legal in Parker county. On July 4, it's very easy to blow money in Parker county. [face_love]

    We kept it going for a solid 2.5 hours. I think Carl still had stuff left over.

    And in a few more months, we'll get the winter season. [face_love]

    So, I hope the rest of you had as much fun as we did.

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