The flag actually does not touch the ground, it touches a circular
concrete base of the flag pole but the grass was to high and covered it.
IN CONGRESS, July 4, 1776.
The unanimous Declaration of the thirteen united States of America
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, --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.
Reclamation of America
Our government is out of control and is run by professional politicians and the entrenched bureaucrats. Our founding fathers gave us a method under Article V of our Constitution, a way to amend it, we have amended it 27 times. They knew that the Constitution would need to be updated from time to time. So the Congress passes amendments and the President signs them and they are sent to each state for ratification and it usually takes a long time. Do you think that a professional politician would be for Term limits of totaling 12 years? Term limits for Supreme Court Justices who are appointed for life (some get senile you know)? Do you know if a Congressman or Senator serves one term, they can retire and receive full pay for live (without paying anything for it like we have to)? Yes, there are many more perks and inequities. So do you think Congress would ever change those things? NO!
Our founding fathers feared that if the Congress got too powerful and failed to represent the interest of the people that there should be another way to change it. There is, they added a part B, which is if 34 states petition the Congress for a Convention of States, then legally the Congress must call a Convention of States, the President must sign and then the Congress, the President and all other politicians are out of it, they have no further say. The various states get together for a convention and come up with needed amendments to the Constitution. They debate and agree upon them and when 38 states agree on the various amendments, then the Constitution becomes amended without the say so of the Federal Government or the President. There are about 35 new amendments that we need to submitted to the Convention of States for debate and possible passage. Today electronically and on social media this can be done withing a year. Step up America, Save your Country NOW!