Fourth July Post

Hey, do you know about the U.S.A.?
Do you know about the government?
Can you tell me about the Constitution?
Hey, learn about the U.S.A.

In 1787 I’m told
Our founding fathers did agree
To write a list of principles
For keeping people free.

The U.S.A. was just starting out
A whole brand-new country
And so our people spelled it out
The things that we should be

And they put those principles down on paper and called it the Constitution, and it’s been helping us run our country ever since then. The first part of the Constitution is called the preamble and tells what those founding fathers set out to do.

We the people
In order to form a more perfect union
Establish justice, insure domestic tranquility
Provide for the common defense
Promote the general welfare and
Secure the blessings of liberty
To ourselves and our posterity
Do ordain and establish this Constitution for the United States of America

In 1787 I’m told
Our founding fathers all sat down
And wrote a list of principles
That’s known the world around

The U.S.A. was just starting out
A whole brand-new country
And so our people spelled it out
They wanted a land of liberty

And the Preamble goes like this:

We the people
In order to form a more perfect union
Establish justice, insure domestic tranquility
Provide for the common defense
Promote the general welfare and
Secure the blessings of liberty
To ourselves and our posterity
Do ordain and establish this Constitution for the United States of America

For the United States of America . . .

Oh, there’s going to be fireworks (fireworks!)
On the Fourth of July (red, white, and blue!)
Red, white, and blue fireworks
Like diamonds in the sky. (diamonds in the sky!)
We’re going to shoot the entire works on fireworks
That really show, oh yeah
We declared our liberty 200 years ago

Yeah!

In 1776 (fireworks!)
There were fireworks too (red, white, and blue!)
The original colonists
You know their tempers blew (They really blew!)
Like Thomas Paine once wrote:
It’s only common sense (only common sense)
That if a government won’t give you your basic rights
You’d better get another government

And though some people tried to fight it
Well, a committee was formed to write it:
Benjamin Franklin, Philip Livingston
John Adams, Roger Sherman, Thomas Jefferson
They got it done (Oh yes they did!)
The Declaration, uh-huh-huh
The Declaration of Independence (oh yeah!)
In seventeen hundred seventy six (right on!)
The Continental Congress said that we were free (we’re free!)
Said we had the right of life and liberty
. . . And the pursuit of happiness!

Oh, when England heard the news (kerpow!)
They blew their stack (they really blew their cool!)
But the colonists lit the fuse
There’d be no turning back (no turning back!)
They’d had enough of injustice now
But even if it really hurts, oh yeah
If you don’t give us our freedom now
You’re going to see some fireworks!

And on the Fourth of July they signed it
And 56 names underlined it
And now to honor those first 13 states
We turn the sky into a birthday cake
They got it done (oh yes, they did!)
The Declaration, uh-huh-huh
The Declaration of Independence (oh yeah!)
In seventeen hundred seventy six (right on!)
The Continental Congress said that we were free (we’re free!)
Said we had the right of life and liberty
. . . And the pursuit of happiness!

We hold these truths to be self-evident
That all men are created equal
And that they are endowed by their creator
With certain inalienable rights
That among these are life, liberty, and the pursuit of happiness

And if there’s one thing that makes me happy
Then you know that it’s (oh)
There’s going to be fireworks!

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