Our life living off the land in our log cabin, breathing fresh mountain air, and getting back to basics.

Tuesday, July 3, 2012

Happy 4th of July!

July 4th is the day we celebrate our country's Independence.  This date also marks the 3rd month in our 1 year of Log Cabin Life.  So I reserve the right to bid you a happy 4th of July on the 3rd, even though many of you will get the email notice of this blog post on the 4th, and share my thoughts of our 3 months of living off the land on the 4th...have I lost you?

Happy Fourth of July!  

The 4th is a federal holiday filled with celebrating our independence from the Kingdom of Great Britain with the signing of the Declaration of Independence (though unfortunately, many people today do not realize this, it's all fireworks, burgers, and fun).  One of the most well known lines of the Declaration:

"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."
But what is so amazing to me is that there was a point in time where we, a united people, living in these states, could agree that what was happening to us was unacceptable.  And in a peaceful manner, jointly said enough is enough.  The Declaration lists the objections to the current oppressive conditions, and further states:
"To prove this, let Facts be submitted to a candid world."
and continues to list the facts leading to the conclusion of unacceptable "absolute Tyranny" which ultimately led to our Independence.

I hope that we, the people of the United States of America, can find this unity as a nation once again.

Wishing you a safe and happy 4th of July!

Thanks for reading my blog, you are the best f/f/r/s/f's, see you tomorrow,


Dad/Pepere said...

Happy Fourth of July to you and Mountain Man! Three months ago, you two declared your independance from everyday life. You are fortunate and I know grateful.

Lise said...

So true dad! I had not thought about it in that way:) Yes'r, its a Happy Fourth of July!