July 4th Announcement
If you are an American, you owe what you enjoy today to a small group of guys who agreed to risk their “lives, fortunes, and sacred honor” to declare Independence from a distant monarchy on July 4, 1776.
30 years earlier, a group of Scotsmen tried to shake off the British King. They lost the critical battle, were dragged down to London to be made an example, and their heads were chopped off as a huge crowd watched.
But our guys won...
Your Barbecue and fireworks are not merely a day for easy living. July 4 is the day when those men look down, and ask whether you can preserve what they gave you.
Spend a few minutes on July 4th to recall what they did. In the Somerville Courthouse on the Square, 11 AM. By noon, you’ll remember what it’s all about, and be ready to head out to celebrate.
On This Special Day
Poor is the nation that has no heroes.
Shameful is the nation that has them and forgets.
Hal Rounds has dedicated his retirement to the oath he took when he stood up to serve in the United States Air Force during the Vietnam War – to preserve and defend the Constitution of the United States. He repeated that oath upon his admittance to the Bar of the Supreme Courts of Tennessee and of the United States. To him, it is a permanent obligation.
Hal has developed the “Constitution Refresher,” a seminar which he has presented from coast to coast (including at the Reagan Ranch Center in Santa Barbara, California.) To see more regarding the Constitution Refresher, click here. He offers this course, and specialized related presentations on topics of current interest to groups upon invitation.
He is consistently involved in citizen action efforts, and testifies in state and local government hearings regarding urgent issues, from textbook content and curriculum, to constitutional issues and even speed limits. To see examples of his advocacy, testimony and historic presentations, click here.
Hal’s thorough investigation of educational issues led to his writing and publishing the book “American History as a Political Tool,” an expose of history education in America, as constructed by the College Board in 2014. To see this book and reader reviews, click here.
The United States of America is a nation that was formed as the result of an agreement among its People. That agreement was – and remains – a formal contract. Without that contract, which chartered a government to join the interests and powers of the People in each of the independent States, there would never have been a United set of States on the North American Continent. And, if that contract were to cease to exist, then there is no authority for the nation we know to exist, either.