Skip to comments.Fireworks to Beethoven's 9th - Our Ode to Joy because Donald Trump is President!
Posted on 07/04/2018 12:09:36 PM PDT by mairdie
This expresses the absolute joy I feel whenever I remember - a thousand times a day - that Donald Trump is the president of the United States.
And thanks to all who uparrowed Nessun Dorma for Trump. It's recently gotten two downarrows, but we're still winning!
Divine Providence has given US one last chance to save our country.
Bush League Republicans MUST become extinct before the Republic does.
Thank God for Donald Trump
Beautiful. I like this too:
"Ideas have consequences." - Weaver
Although the July 1776 Declaration of Independence from government power over individuals was clear and unequivocal, decades of liberal/progressive efforts to censor, erase and deny the underlying ideas of liberty upon which the U. S. Constitution was framed have had consequences.
Our Constitution embodied a UNIQUE IDEA. Nothing like it had ever been done before. The power of the idea was in the recognition that people's rights are granted directly by the Creator - not by the state - and that the people, then, and only then, grant rights to government. The concept is so simple, yet so very fundamental and far-reaching.
America's founders embraced a previously unheard-of political philosophy which held that people are "...endowed BY THEIR CREATOR with certain unalienable rights.." This was the statement of guiding principle for the new nation, and, as such, had to be translated into a concrete charter for government. The Constitution of The United States of America became that charter.
Other forms of government, past and present, rely on the state as the grantor of human rights. America's founders, however, believed that a government made up of imperfect people exercising power over other people should possess limited powers. Through their Constitution, they wished to "secure the blessings of liberty" for themselves and for posterity by limiting the powers of government. Through it, they delegated to government only those rights they wanted it to have, holding to themselves all powers not delegated by the Constitution. They even provided the means for controlling those powers they had granted to government.
This was the unique American idea. Many problems we face today result from a departure from this basic concept. Gradually, other "ideas" have influenced legislation which has reversed the roles and given government greater and greater power over individuals. Early generations of Americans pledged their lives to the cause of individual freedom and limited government and warned, over and over again, that eternal vigilance would be required to preserve that freedom for posterity.
Footnote: "Our Ageless Constitution," W. David Stedman & La Vaughn G. Lewis, Editors (Asheboro, NC, W. David Stedman Associates, 1987) Part III: ISBN 0-937047-01-5
Clearly, over time, the philosophy and ideas underlying the Declaration of Independence have been ignored.
That aspect of the declaration isn’t interesting to me at all. My interest is in the way our Forefathers created a functioning society that allows such a wonderful balance among various interests. No other country created anything as wonderful as our Constitution. Most of my ancestors came here in the 1600s, so I’ve spent massive amounts of time reading our early history and it’s absolutely wonderful to see their struggles for independence and freedom. It’s great that there is so much in that period to feed both of our interests.
Thanks. You’re absolutely correct that the framework they left allows for individual freedom and, in their words, “. . . the pursuit of happiness.”
And JOY! Happiness came to me when President Trump was elected. The more pleasure O and his wife found in our country during their term, the more depressed I became with what happened to that marvelous structure our ancestors created. And then the world turned upside down and people recognized the problems and the possible solution, and hope grew in my chest until it bursts into the joy this video brings me.
Cool video. Included fireworks over (as far as I could identify) Sydney, New York, Tokyo, Dubai, London, and maybe Toronto (CN Tower?) and Kuala Lumpur. All but NYC seemed to be New Year’s displays.
You are extremely observant and quite correct. Good eye.
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