Independence Day 2014

No fresh hot webworks, but links to leftovers

No fresh webworks for this anniversary, but here are some from past July 4ths, and other times.

USA flag, wavingPosted this morning (2014 Jul 4) as a comment on Ace of Spades:

America began with a declaration of independence, not just of the colonies from the crown, but of humankind from subjugation. The USA is not the only place the resounding Declaration has inspired hearts to achieve independence. This Constitution thingy was a latecomer, a replacement for the first confederation of States. America will survive this Constitutional failure and its repair or replacement, as long as we have that declaration first in our hearts.

From the Consent of the GovernedDoodles
From the Consent of the Governed
That whenever any Form of Government becomes destructive of these ends, it is the Right of the People to alter or to abolish it, and to institute new Government, laying its foundation on such principles and organizing its powers in such form, as to them shall seem most likely to effect their Safety and Happiness.
Illustration added on 2013 Jul 4

This is from a series of fourteen Doodles, especially focusing on the Bill of Rights, Consent of the Governed, starting here.

BoomShort & Tall Tales
Independent Firework
A boy and his firecracker, five mid-summer Daily Doodles
Cartoon added on 2002 Oct 7

A patriotic flash mob posted as a comment, apparently no longer at its former address, on HillBuzz, h/t to SisterToldjah:

Well, I had a link to Andy Griffith and History, but that video has been removed for copyright, so here's one we hope will never be removed:

Reagan's Address to the Nation on Independence

Declaration of Independence
Independence Day
proper province of government
Andy Griffith
Ronald Reagan