Interesting facts about The US

Did You know that we are NOT a Democracy?
In fact we are a Republic.Thomas Jefferson said that democracy should never be practiced outside the limits of a town. Our Founders were very wary of power no matter who had it and thus limited it as much as possible -- this is why we have such a unique system of checks and balances.

U.S. Constitution, some states, such as Virginia among others, specifically declared the right to secede from the Union should they feel it necessary just as an extra precaution to make sure that that state right was understood. Our Founders took their states rights very seriously and considered the U.S. Constitution to be a compact amongst the sovereign states so that any state could secede if it felt the federal government had become oppressive. So, if not with a pledge, how would our Founding Fathers begin meetings and celebrations?

Did You Also know that independence day was Actually July 2nd?
and that the deceleration was not signed until August?
The second Continental Congress actually voted for independence on July 2. In fact, John Adams wrote to his wife, Abigail, predicting that future generations would celebrate July 2 as Independence Day, saying, "The second day of July, 1776, will be celebrated by succeeding generations as the great anniversary festival. It ought to be solemnized with pomp and parade, with shows, games, sports, guns, bells, bonfires, and illumination, from one end of this continent to the other, from this time forward forevermore." July 4, 1776 is significant because that is the day that Congress officially adopted the Declaration of Independence document,however it was not signed in July when the official signing ceremony occurred on August 2, which is when most of the signers affixed their names to the document, but other representatives signed the document throughout the summer of 1776.

Did Know that the writer of of the pledge was written by a socialist?
The Pledge was also written by a socialist -- Francis Bellamy, whose original text was: "I pledge allegiance to my Flag and the Republic for which it stands, one nation, indivisible, with liberty and justice for all." According to our Founders, the states are not indivisible, but ARE VERY much DIVISIBLE!

The ride of Paul revere is a myth not a fact.

Our Founding Fathers Would Not Have Recited the Pledge particularly around this time of the year, as the Pledge did not exist during our Founders' lifetimes.

Don't believe me go and research it.

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History Buff says ... on Monday, Jul 4 at 9:24 AM

Paul Revere did ride, he was however captured by the British.

lee98632 says ... on Sunday, Jul 10 at 11:53 AM

oh, I stand corrected then.

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