Put down your barbecued burger and your beer for just a minute this weekend and think about what the 4th of July is all about. It’s the day the US declared it’s independence from Britian two hundred twenty nine years ago and the concept of Democracy was born. The principles of this new radical form of government are laid out in the Declaration of Independence. When I read it online I was amazed at how much of it applies today and realized that the time has come to enforce it. If we don’t live by it, we aren’t living it.
When you read it, it’s plain and simple what the founding fathers were talking about. “Life, liberty and the pusuit of happiness”. A life free of government intrusion. The liberty to pursue whatever lifestyle or belief system we prefer. Happiness will generally follow if you have the first two. Several other passages caught my eye- “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”. Since 1776, this has never applied more. Consider the gangsters that are in power now. The level of ethics and honesty is beyond reprehensible. Never before has corporate America had more influence than the voters over our “elected” representatives. “Deriving their just powers from the consent of the governed”. Votes don’t matter anymore. Don’t bother to write or call or email. No one is listening. When you can rig the vote, people don’t count anymore. “But when a long train of abuses and usurpations, pursuing invariably the same object evinces a design to reduce them under absolute Despotism, it is their right, it is their duty, to throw off such Government, and to provide new Guards for their future security”. It’s time to do our duty.
Further on in the Declaration, the writers list specific charges against King George III of Great Britain [the name is just too coincidental]. See if the following rings any bells-
- “He is at this time transporting large Armies of foreign Mercenaries to complete the works of death, desolation and tyranny, already begun with circumstances of cruelty and perfidy scarcely paralleled in the most barbarous ages, and totally unworthy the Head of a civilized nation”.
- “He has affected to render the Military independent of and superior to the Civil power”.
- “For imposing Taxes on us without our Consent”.
- “He has plundered our seas, ravaged our Coasts, burnt our towns, and destroyed the lives of our people”.
Many other charges are leveled, most being specific to the circumstances at the time, but it’s plain to see that the authors were fed up and refused to live any longer under the King’s rule. “In every stage of these Oppressions We have Petitioned for Redress in the most humble terms. Our repeated Petitions have been answered only by repeated injury”. Then, as now, the government had stopped listening to the will of the people.
OK- you can go back to the burgers and beer. But keep in mind what it costs to have the freedom to observe the Fourth and every other day as you see fit. Will you do what it takes to keep that freedom for yourself and your kids and their kids? The Founding Fathers did.
Over the years, Northville has evolved into a major real estate hub for Michigan. If you want to browse for homes for sale in Northville, this will a perfect time. Prices are supposed to increase in the coming months. Northville is inhabited by lively and diverse population. The whole area is connected with different classes and includes many major attractions. However, investing in real estate is a major decision. Therefore, you need to consider some basic things before you choose some specific real estate for lease in Northville.
Things to Consider while Leasing Real Estate in Northville
Here are some key points to remember :
Research – It is extremely important to research properly. You should go through all the print publications and websites that enlist available properties. There are also newspapers and magazines which can tell you about market trends regarding real estate in Northville. Real estate agents and property owners also give numerous advertisements online. Looking for a good real estate agent’s website can also be a smart choice.
Amenities – The next step is to list all the amenities you want in your leased property. You should also decide the number of bathrooms, bedrooms and so on. If you are looking for a commercial property to lease in Northville, you should consider security, nearby transportation hubs and other factors. This will help you narrow down your choices.
Once you have determined your needs and requirements, you can filter some choices from your research. You can narrow down your choices until you find what you are looking for. You also need to have a clear idea about your budget to make sure you are able to negotiate during a meeting.
Schedule An Appointment – The next step is to contact the concerned person. It may be a real estate agent or property owner. Most real estate agents just ask you to fill a query form. Once you submit it, you receive a call in a short while. When you schedule an appointment, you should also visit the property. You should take notes and list some pros and cons. Real estate for lease in Northville is a long term commitment. Therefore, you need to know what you are getting into.
Last but not the least, you need to negotiate with the real estate agent or property owner. You should consider the deposit, monthly rent and returns over the period of your lease. This will tell you if the property would be a profitable investment or not.
RESTON, Va., May 15, 2013 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ – Young people often think of events that happened before they were born as ancient history—and terminally boring. Now, in time for the 150th anniversary of the battle of Gettysburg in July, a new website called Gettysburg By The Numbers (GBTN; www.GettysburgByTheNumbers.com) is helping to make history come alive for students, teachers, and families.
ANNAPOLIS, Md., June 14, 2013 /PRNewswire/ — The Plasma Protein Therapeutics Association (PPTA) commends the Preserving Access to Orphan Drugs Acts, bipartisan legislation that makes an important policy clarification and will remove a barrier to research and development of rare disease therapies.
NEW YORK, May 14, 2013 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ – The National Minority Supplier Development Council, Inc. ® (NMSDC®), the leading organization for advancing business opportunities between Asian, Black, Hispanic and Native American-owned companies and major corporations, will hold its annual Minority Business Leadership Awards Dinner Dance on Wednesday, May 22 at the Hilton New York and Towers. The black-tie event will celebrate the successful partnership of large corporations and their minority-owned suppliers. Eighteen of those success stories will be honored during the evening. Nearly 1,200 guests are expected to be in attendance, including national CEOs, corporate executives and minority business owners.
AUSTIN, Texas, June 13, 2013 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ – June is Fireworks Eye Safety Awareness Month, and the Texas Ophthalmological Association (TOA) wants to remind consumers to leave fireworks to professionals. “Too many Fourth of July celebrations are ruined because a child has to be rushed to the emergency room after a fireworks accident,” said David K. Coats, MD, TOA President and pediatric ophthalmologist at Texas Children’s Hospital in Houston. “Potentially blinding injuries can be avoided if families attend a professional public fireworks display instead of putting on a home fireworks display.”
NEW YORK, May 13, 2013 /PRNewswire/ – Sirius XM Radio (NASDAQ: SIRI) announced today that it will launch “SiriusXM Leading Ladies,” a new series featuring candid conversations with notable women from the worlds of entertainment, politics and beyond sitting down in front of an audience of SiriusXM listeners to discuss what it means to be a “leading lady” in today’s world, personally and professionally.
NEW YORK, June 11, 2013 /PRNewswire/ – As the nation marks the 50th anniversary of the Equal Pay Act, a new salary survey from the American Institute of Chemical Engineers (AIChE) has found that apparent gender disparities are accounted for by time taken off for family reasons–and that time off impacts all engineers - regardless of the gender of the engineer taking such leave.
WASHINGTON, June 11, 2013 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ — The Blinded American Veterans Foundation (BAVF), at its 28th annual Congressional Awards Ceremony on Thursday, June 13, 2013, will present its George “Buck” Gillispie Award for Meritorious Service to U.S. Representatives Mike Michaud (D-Maine) and Martha Roby (R-Alabama). The ceremony will take place at 11:30 a.m. in Room 334 of the Cannon House Office Building.