Tuesday, July 02, 2013

July The Tooth!

     L. Neil Smith likes to point out today is the actual anniversary of the unanimous approval of the Declaration of Independence by the representatives of the people.  They didn't manage to all sign the thing until 2 August.

     Me, I just say, "Nice try, Mr. Jefferson!  Nice  try, but it didn't work; they started nibbling away at it before it even hit the ground."  Still, we gave it a heck of a run.  One heck of a run.

     History lesson: "Some colonies held back from endorsing independence. Resistance was centered in the middle colonies of New York, New Jersey, Maryland, Pennsylvania, and Delaware."  And, as Tam just remarked, "It still is."

7 comments:

Old NFO said...

True Dat!!! Sigh...

JohninMd.(too late?!??) said...

I cancer, sadly...

armedlaughing said...

Yep.
Jefferson counted on a cadre of moral men to move things forward.
Too bad such men are even more rare.

gfa

JohninMd.(too late?!??) said...

CONCUR, dammit..f in' auto correct...

Paul said...

Yep. they where torries then and they still like the king now.

Ritchie said...

And I've lately held that liberty broke out in 1775, and ever since then the politicos have been trying to get out in front of the parade and take credit.

Ken said...

In defense of Pennsylvaney, they did get around to giving 'er a proper try in 'ninety and four....

Unfortunately for us all, it didn't end with Hamilton at a rope's end.