CELEBRATING THE BIRTH OF OUR NATION
JULY 4, 2013
GOD BLESS AMERICA, LAND THAT WE LOVE!
HAPPY BIRTHDAY, AMERICA! We are 237 years old! We look back on a history fighting for “government of the people and by the people.” Thirteen colonies of England defied King George 3 and formed a new nation, a confederacy of 13 states. [Thank you France for your role.] Soon the confederacy was abandoned and we became a republic with a federal government which continues to evolve in power and reach. Although the black splotch of slavery is a part of our history, black Americans have reached all levels of society and the military. We now have a US President who is half black and half white. More and more civil rights are being recognized for oppressed minorities. Just days ago, the US Supreme Court extended the civil rights of LGBT Americans who want the joy and benefits of marriage. Although we experience a sluggish economy, we enjoy the largest economy in the world. We remain the only super power in the world. Our President is revered as “The Leader of the Free World.”
So, enjoy your BBQs and cookouts. Sing along to patriotic songs at the town square. Be amazed by the splendiferous fireworks in person and on PBS TV. In all ways, enjoy being an A M E R I C A N !
RE-POST FROM JULY 18, 2012
Nelson Rolihlahla Mandela was the first black president of the
Republic of South Africa, serving from 1994 to 1999
Nelson Mandela’s Life Story
Nelson Mandela Received the Nobel Peace Prize
Ex-National Security Agency contractor Edward Snowden has asked for asylum in Ecuador, the South American country’s foreign ministry announced Sunday.
Snowden’s story took a dramatic turn Sunday when he flew from Hong Kong to Moscow, aided by the international anti-secrecy group WikiLeaks.
The United States is asking Cuba, Ecuador and Venezuela not to let in Snowden, who leaked information about NSA surveillance programs, a senior administration official told CNN on Sunday. The United States also is asking those countries to expel him if they do admit him, the official said.
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JUNE 21, 2013
SUMMER IS HERE!
THE LONGEST DAY OF THE YEAR