“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…”
These words begin one of the greatest documents ever written. If you are unaware, there are different, real, versions of our Declaration of Independence which you can investigate when we’re not running. It’s a good read, and always seems to be a good read, and applicable to our daily lives to remember the beginnings of how and why we have our constitutional Republic. A good place to start is the web page from which I copied the beginning of this transcription. Details can be found in this note:
“Note: The source for this transcription is the first printing of the Declaration of Independence, the broadside produced by John Dunlap on the night of July 4, 1776. Nearly every printed or manuscript edition of the Declaration of Independence has slight differences in punctuation, capitalization, and even wording. To find out more about the diverse textual tradition of the Declaration, check out our Which Version is This, and Why Does it Matter? resource.”
A Happy Coincidence
This year we happen to be fortunate enough that Independence Day falls on a Saturday. You are Free to Run. In our Free fellowship. You can be sure that we will take full advantage of Free ready-planned routes for tomorrow’s run.
BRC 10K (6.2): https://www.mapmyrun.com/routes/fullscreen/767825445/
BRC 5K (3.1): https://www.mapmyrun.com/routes/fullscreen/167577564/
· 8 July 2020: BRC Weeknight 5K
o BRC5K has moved to Wednesday evenings. Start/Finish at Rolf’s at 6:45PM
· 18 July 2020: BRC Triathlon
· 19 Sep 2020: Barkley Fall Classic
· 4 Oct 2020: Trot for Special Tots
· 19 Dec 2020: BRC Christmas Run
“Freedom is never more than one generation away from extinction. We didn't pass it to our children in the bloodstream. It must be fought for, protected, and handed on for them to do the same, or one day we will spend our sunset years telling our children and our children's children what it was once like in the United States where men were free.”
― Ronald Reagan