Guns, Pomp, Parades, Bells and Bonfires – This is How Your Country Began

Posted by J. Lee

“The Second Day of July 1776 will be the most memorable Epocha in the history of America. . . . It ought to be solemnized with Pomp and Parade, with Shews, Games, Sports, Guns, Bells, Bonfires, and Illuminations from one End of this Continent to the other from this Time forward forever more.”
–John Adams to Abigail Adams, July 3, 1776

On June 7, 1776, Richard H. Lee of Virginia, introduced this resolution in the Second Continental Congress proposing independence for the American colonies.

Acting under the instruction of the Virginia Convention, Richard Lee introduced a resolution in the Second Continental Congress.  The date was June 7th 1776.  This was the boldest resolution ever conceived in American history….   Richard Lee proposed independence for the colonies and thus the United States of America was born.   

The Lee Resolution contained three parts: a declaration of independence, a call to form foreign alliances, and “a plan for confederation.”

On June 11, 1776, the Congress appointed three concurrent committees in response to the Lee Resolution: one to draft a declaration of independence, a second to draw up a plan “for forming foreign alliances,” and a third to “prepare and digest the form of a confederation.”  Lee declined to write the declaration of independence as this was thought only a formality compared to the resolution and it was deligated to his friend Thomas Jefferson with Lee’s oversight and guidance.

Because many members of the Congress believed this action to be premature or wanted instructions from their colonies before voting, approval was deferred until July 2.  On that date, Congress adopted the first part (the declaration).  The affirmative votes of 12 colonies were signed first.  New York cast a no vote until the newly elected New York Convention upheld the Declaration of Independence on July 9, 1776.  The plan for making treaties was not approved until September of 1776; the plan of confederation was delayed until November of 1777. 



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3 Responses to Guns, Pomp, Parades, Bells and Bonfires – This is How Your Country Began

  1. Peggy says:

    JFK in 1961 gave a speech to the media about their role in a Constitutional Republic. Here is his speech. Hopefully, it will be shared as a reminder of what our Founders put forth in the First Amendment for all to follow.

  2. dewey says:

    The secret society speech was a warning about exactly what we experience today. All mainstream media is now is a money laundering circle for the superpac money.

    JFK was also killed by a domestic force that wanted to shut him up. The whole lie they told us has been disproved.

  3. Fred Uhpameriken says:

    Dear Jack, Perhaps you could create a new thread titled “America, A Nation of of Wimps.” Everyday I read or watch on TV someone apologizing for offending someone. Get over it already. Like the old saying goes “you can’t please everyone.” The latest came this morning while watching the Today Show with that creep Matt Lauer and the self-proclaimed “Latina” Natalie Morales regarding the semi-famous actress/dancer Julianne Hough and her Halloween costume. Apparently she may have – possibly – hypothetically offended someone out there over her dress-up in prison attire taken from the character “Crazy Eyes” from a movie I never heard called “Orange is the New Black.” Ms. Hough wore a orange prison uniform and rubbed a very light shade of brown make-up on her face to resemble said character. Now if you haven’t guessed Ms. Hough is White. I am not sure who started this “outrage” over her costume but it’s getting some mielage by the media. Perhaps it is the media itself that is “outraged” in order to create some news. I don’t know. I haven’t seen Rev. Al or Jesse speaking out about it. Whatever the reason people in this country need to stop apologizing for everything. It’s become so popular now to issue statements in the press or on that worthless platform, aka Twitter. Let me just say I have never tweeted, twittered twooted. I was accused of tooting once in grade school, but that’s another story. First off I am unclear as to why a young pretty Caucasion female would want to dress up like a Black male prison inmate in the first place but that’s her business. But for folks like Lauer and Morales to say things like “black face” and “unacceptable in this day and age” is absurd. Her make-up didn’t not resemble the classic black face make-up of the 1920’s and 30’s and what does this day and age mean anyway?!! Does it mean don’t dare do that because we as a nation have been brainwashed by the liberals to promote peace, patience and acceptance of everyone and I do mean the “one.” We don’t dare do someone thing that might offend “one” person. If that offense means it might jeopardize job (income), a future contract (income), celebrity status (income) or popularity (income). Everyday someone is apologizing for something that “may have” offended someone. Stop, stop, stop shoving this manure down our throats. Stop teaching our children to apologize for everything. It’s too late for the current “I want it now generation” of 20somethings out there and all their smartphones, blogs, tumblrs, blurbs, twits and facebooks. America, pull your head out and look what’s ahead. This Nation is on it’s way to failure. I’m sorry but it’s true. Did I just apologize?!!

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