Friday, July 1, 2011

The Declaration of Independence

HCCLA members and all others who are interested (and encouraged) to attend will be joining in front the Harris County Criminal Justice System this morning, Friday, July 1st, at 11 a.m. to read the Declaration of Independence.  This was an event that began last year with HCCLA and is the start of a wonderful and noble tradition.

In fact, the tradition is spreading across numerous counties in Texas this year and will hopefully grow as the years go by.

I know that it is easy to get cynical in the old CJC, but I think it is important to take a moment and realize the principles our Nation is founded upon and how much the legal system and criminal justice system play an every day role in maintaining that.

Special thanks to Robb Fickman, HCCLA President Earl Musick and all the other dedicated members of HCCLA for putting on this event.

3 comments:

Anonymous said...

Now if the TDCAA would get together and read the Constitution...

Rage

Jim Bell said...

One of the few things I think NPR ever does right is its tradition of reading the entire Declaration of Independence during Morning Edition every 4th of July.

The reading is done by a couple of dozen NPR reporters, anchors, show hosts and news personalities, past and present.

You'll hear it Monday morning on KUHF Houston Public Radio at 5:10AM and 7:10AM. They do it in exactly nine minutes.

Anonymous said...

Hey Rage, at least they can read.