Watering Hole – Monday, August 1, 2011 – Philadelphia Freedom

Today is our 30 year wedding anniversary and we will be spending the day in Philadelphia doing the “freedom tour”.

For most of my life, I have lived in the southeastern part of Pennsylvania.  During all these years, I have never seen the Liberty Bell.  With the looming shutdown of our government due to its inability to pay the bills or the closing of government buildings due to the cuts, cuts and more cuts, now could be my last chance to get to Independence square and see some of the artifacts that are part of our nation’s beginning.  It’s anybody’s guess as to what will happen if the US defaults on its debt.  One thing for sure is that government employees would be laid off, seniors would not receive their Social Security checks, veterans would not receive their benefits, and nursing homes could close which would create more job losses.  Basically, more people will be out of work and there will be less money to spend and BUSINESSES WILL SUFFER.  Default is NOT an option.  Our bills must be paid.

This is our open thread.  I won’t be around today as I will be searching for freedom. You will need to Speak Up and do all the chatting.

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Just a crack

This is just a little tidbit, a “thinking out loud” open thread.

Today, I was looking at the picture of the Liberty Bell, a symbol of American freedom that is sheltered at Independence Hall in Philadelphia. The crack in the bell made me start to think about the crack in our current national government of laws. What happened to all those freedoms, the ones that the colonial militias risked their lives for? The Liberty Bell has a huge crack in it, not unlike the major crack that currently exists in our Constitution. Oh, the Founding Fathers must be rolling over in their graves. If they were alive today, they would be leading another revolt. Would you pick your musket and join them?

Just saying…