Monday, June 28, 2010
Land of the Free
"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..."
What powerful words! A group of men risking everything to stand up for what they believed in. Don't be mistaken... Washington, Franklin, Adams, Jefferson, Madison instantly became traitors... The British Crown most certainly had put a price upon their perfectly wigged heads. These men wanted a country where aristocracy was no more. A land where people could become anything they wanted... And if they worked hard anything could happen. I am so blessed to live in this wonderful country. I had the opportunity to go to college and make something of my life... not because of where I came from but because I worked hard to achieve my goal. Thank you to those brave patriots and to those who fight on today so freedom can ring! God Bless America!
Cardstock - Bazzill - Metallic Copper - Unknown
Cardstock Image - Gina K Pure Luxury
Pattern Paper - Reminisce - Celebrate, Freedom
Ink - Memento - Tuxedo Black - image
Ink - Memento - Desert Sand - sponged onto image
Alcohol Inks - Copics
Stamp - Eat Cake Graphics - Home of the Free Because of the Brave
Ribbon - Stampin Up
Pen - Uni-ball Signo Gel Pen - White - Accents on cheeks