“And for the support of this Declaration, with a firm reliance on the protection of Divine Providence, we mutually pledge to each other our Lives, our Fortunes, and our sacred Honor.”
~United States Declaration of Independence
Cars and Carnivals
What does it mean to be free? To some people today, it means to be able to say whatever they want, when they want. To the Founding Fathers of the United States, being subjugated by despotic foreign governments was no idea of freedom. Just like Americans today, 18th Century American leaders knew that being able to conduct their affairs freely was paramount in building a new society based upon free-trade and freedom of expression.
American carnivals like the Governor Mifflin Community Days celebration in Shillington, PA have come to embody what it means to be free. To be able to enjoy your friends, family, and fresh air is what it’s all about. Think about the last carnival you were at. When you walked through the gate did you happen to take it all in?