That Good Ol’ Fightin’ Spirit

Herb’s Blog, Herbdate 23159 – 1141

Here’s the haps:

I apologize, dear readers, that I haven’t been posting very regularly but life happens. I have not quit or given up on blogging but at the moment I have haps happening. I may share some of it with you at some point.

In the meantime

There is an audiobook reader named Max McLean whose voice and reading style I really like. He reads the King James Bible (and, I believe, other versions) on apps such as Bible Gateway. He has a great voice and while he does read with feeling he doesn’t over-dramatize. Here he is reading the letter that started a fight. Please take ten minutes to listen to this reading of The Declaration of Independence of The United States of America. The drama is not in the reading, although having a good reader helps, but the drama is in the words themselves. The passion of the men who pledged, “…to each other our Lives, our Fortunes and our sacred Honor.”


  1. Happy 4th, Herb. As you know, I haven’t been posting often at all for a long time, so I admire how consistent you’ve been. I hope all is well with you and your family. The power of words can’t be understated. Actions, usually, start wars, but words are always what ends them, it seems to me.

  2. Wow, I didn’t know that “the pursuit of happiness” comes from The Declaration of Independence. I guess it was drafted by Hamilton. I’ve never read anything by Hamilton before.

  3. We are not often enough reminded that our rights as free people do not come from the government, but are endowed upon us by our Creator. Most people don’t know that “inalienable” means that those rights cannot be transferred or sold away. We possess those rights from birth (if not conception) until death.

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