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Happy Birthday, America!

The inscription on the Liberty bell is:

Proclaim LIBERTY Throughout all the Land unto all the Inhabitants Thereof Lev. XXV. v X.
By Order of the ASSEMBLY of the Province of PENSYLVANIA for the State House in PhiladA
Pass and Stow
Philada
MDCCLIII

At the time, “Pensylvania” was an accepted alternative spelling for “Pennsylvania.” That spelling was used by Alexander Hamilton, a graduate of King’s College (now Columbia University), in 1787 on the signature page of the United States Constitution.

The Liberty Bell is on display in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania.

Professor Constance M. Greiff, in her book tracing the history of Independence National Historical Park, wrote of the Liberty Bell:

The Liberty Bell is the most venerated object in the park, a national icon. It is not as beautiful as some other things that were in Independence Hall in those momentous days two hundred years ago, and it is irreparably damaged. Perhaps that is part of its almost mystical appeal. Like our democracy it is fragile and imperfect, but it has weathered threats, and it has endured.

(Reference – Wikipedia)

Take time to learn more about the Liberty Bell on the Internet, or by visiting a public library.

Happy 241st Birthday, America! Let freedom ring in the land of the free and the home of the brave.

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13 Comments

  1. Concert & Law Enforcement Event at Court House Square says:

    Giving Crime the Blues – Special Concert and Law Enforcement Event at the Court House Square

    There will be an opportunity to meet our newest K9 member at the event.

    Friday, July 7, 2017, at 6 PM, the Yavapai County Sheriff’s Office, along with several of its law enforcement partners including the Prescott, Prescott Valley, Chino Valley, and Tribal Police Departments, will host the 6th annual National Night Out Kick-Off Concert.

    National Night Out itself occurs every year on the first Tuesday in August – this year, August 1, 2017. The National Night Out campaign takes place all across the U.S. and is designed to raise crime prevention awareness, strengthen neighborhood unity and spirit, and further develop partnerships between Law Enforcement agencies and the community. At the core of these programs is Neighborhood Watch – residents and business owners uniting with their law enforcement representatives to reduce crime.

    The goal of this event, expected to conclude at 8:30 PM, is to highlight and remind vested community members that August 1st is a day to gather and celebrate crime prevention efforts in your own neighborhoods.

    Meet the newest YCSO K9, ‘Viper,’ at the concert

    For the 6th year in a row, local blues band “Road One South” will perform during the July 7th event in conjunction with the City of Prescott Summer Concert Series. Their show will be tailored to highlight some of the many activities also occurring that evening including displays and information from various area law enforcement agencies, K9 deputies and their partners, special vehicle displays, etc. Representatives from the Attorney General’s Office are also expected.

    Everyone is invited to come and enjoy the music, displays and the opportunity to meet your local law enforcement representatives as we unite to “Give Crime and Criminals the Blues!”

    YCSO would like to thank the City of Prescott and Prescott Downtown Partnership for allowing the Kick-Off Event to take place in conjunction with their Summer Concert Series.

  2. Friends of Oak Creek  says:

    Join Friends of Oak Creek for the Oak Creek Canyon Public Cleanup Event

    Monday, July 17th, 9:00am-11:30pm  

    Hello and Happy Independence Day to our Friends of Oak Creek! We here at OCWC would like to wish you all a fun, safe holiday, and hope you are staying cool out there!

    We invite you to join us for a deep clean of the canyon at 9:00am, Monday, July 17th, at Indian Gardens Market, along HWY, 89A, in Oak Creek Canyon. There will be a short presentation, before teaming up to clean day use areas along Oak Creek. At 11:30pm, we will all meet back at Indian Gardens to gather supplies, separate trash from recycling, report weights and thank volunteers.

    We ask that volunteers bring comfortable shoes and some water as we will be hiking along the creek in some areas. The OCWC will provide buckets, trash pickers, gloves, reflective vests, and trash bags. Afterwards, we encourage you to enjoy a “creeky clean” spot or grab a delicious sandwich and catch up with new and old Friends of Oak Creek!

    Thank you for your continued support!

    If you have any questions regarding cleanups please feel free to contact Cordel Adler.

  3. West sedona resident says:

    Hey friends of Oak Creek

    Well done…..Nice to see people taking constructive action instead of the usual lounge chair complainers that post here constantly!!

    Well done and happy 4th

  4. Happy 4th of July says:

    Celebration of Independence Day – maybe the most profound comment on this thread – and it came from Steve Segner.

    “You guys are so funny, Sedona is not a democracy, and city government is not the tool of the majority.” (Obviously, based on the disregard of the poll taken back in March of 2006.)

    Who will be our own Abraham Lincoln and serve to emancipate resident slaves – give us back our freedom and listen to and abide by the voices of the majority?

  5. Joanne W says:

    Who do you think is the Grinch or Grinches that stole Sedona and it’s charm?

    1. Steve Seegner
    2. J Wesselholff
    3. City Staff
    4. City Council
    5. Lodging Council
    6. Chamber members
    7. Merchants
    8. Those living outside the city limits

  6. West sedona resident says:

    @Friends of Oak Creek

    See what I’m talking about
    “Lounge chair complainers”

    Keep up the good work friends of Oak Creek and thanks

  7. Eddie Maddock says:

    So why is it when the deal was made with the Sedona Lodging Council to increase the bed tax .5% it included a contract whereby the Chamber of Commerce was to receive a percentage of the alleged proceeds to be returned for the purpose of destination marketing? And yet the city council will soon take liberty to increase City of Sedona sales tax without benefit of public opinion?

    Further, because since the incorporation of Sedona it has been a portion of the city sales tax supporting the Chamber of Commerce Visitors Center, that is occurring with the understanding legitimate tax collecting businesses within the City of Sedona that are NOT members of the “regional” Chamber of Commerce (recipients of now almost $3 million Sedona tax dollars annually) are DENIED promotional advantages within that city sponsored facility, still flying under the flag of and clearly identified as the “Official Sedona Chamber of Commerce Visitors Center.” (“Tourism Bureau” was recently incorporated into and tacked onto the scenario)

    Is this one example of the policy set forth by a comment on SedonaEye from Steve Segner, that Sedona government is not a democracy? What happened with the concept of “Taxation Without Representation” as defined as follows:

    WHAT DOES ‘TAXATION WITHOUT REPRESENTATION’ MEAN?

    “Taxation without representation is a situation in which a government imposes taxes on a particular group of its citizens, despite the citizens not consenting or having an actual representative deliver their views when the taxation decision was made. This situation was one of the triggering events that spurred the original 13 American colonies to revolt against the British Empire.”

  8. A Friend of Oak Creek says:

    Message to West Sedona Resident – Considering your first comment was the first snipe on this link, it makes me wonder why you had the audacity to accuse others of doing exactly what you managed to put in motion? Maybe a little food for thought before you join us in our endeavors on Monday morning, July 17th?

  9. Jim says:

    @Eddie You are so right. This is the first time I have ever agreed with Segner. Sedona is not a democracy. As Stevie has statedin the past .There is the SedonaElite and the rest of the workinf class-slaves-flatlanders pay while the outside city residents play. Thank You City Council-Chamber of commerce lapdogs.

  10. Taxation Without Representation says:

    Since this incorporated City of Sedona long ago overstepped its boundaries (city limits) which as defined in State Statutes an incorporated area is supposed to abide by representing and regulating those residents and businesses within the confines of a designated area, it now appears Sedona, not a democracy as explained by Steve Segner, has perhaps seceded from the United States of America. With the apparent violation of taxation without representation that surely seems feasible. Just where and when did enacting such drastic measures occur? As Mr. Segner explained, we no longer abide by the apparently outdated majority rules policy. So was this decision also decided without transparency – in secret meetings behind closed doors? Yes, I know – dumb question.

    Sedona, Arizona – a country unto itself. However, shouldn’t the name be appropriately changed to “The Official City of the Regional Chamber of Commerce” and thus remove any reference to the disgraceful turn of events that has so completely dishonored the name of Sedona Schnebly, for whom it was originally named?

  11. Jess M says:

    Nice concept that Sedona has seceded from the U.S. – however, wouldn’t it be more appropriate for it to become “The Country (or Nation) of the Regional Chamber of Commerce?” The only problem with that though is because of the number of their members outside their “realm” – meaning even outside the state of Arizona. Sooo . . . how do these brilliant people handle that? Remember back when the council in 2013 asked Jennifer W. how many of the chamber members with zip codes 86336 were located outside Sedona City Limits and her response was it was too difficult to figure out! And now this group is headed to become a country unto itself? Watch out United Nations!

  12. Refund us City of Sedona! says:

    post is:
    “steve Segner says:
    June 27, 2017 at 2:27 pm
    Another AHA Moment says:
    “Parks & Rec. survey results released” – ‘Developing new facilities such as ball fields, tennis courts, picnic area and a recreation center rated low. The majority of respondents also felt that an indoor swimming pool was not necessary.’
    You guys are so funny, Sedona is not a democracy, and city government is not the tool of the majority.
    We elect a council and they hire management we give then the power to run Sedona.
    Most citizens do not
    Play tennis but we supply tennis courts
    Or play baseball, but we supply a place to play ball.
    And not all citizens hike, but the city supplies access to trails.
    Most people don’t walk in front of you home but we supply sidewalks
    Most citizens don’t use parks on weekends but have them
    As do most cities also have little theaters, gym and basketball courts pools and much much more.
    Just remember it is not all about YOU.
    You guys live in the past you keep talking about the old days.
    We are a CITY like it or not, we have a city council, and we are a tourist town
    Remember there are 8000+ people that live in Sedona and 8000+
    that make there living in Sedona, And the Sedona city government
    Represents them all not the majority and not you.​”​ end of Senger’s post.

    Since we moved here and invested REFUND us City of $EDONA! You didn’t properly disclose that Sedona is not a democracy. The city has manipulated the system by allowing non-residents – special interests to run the city while imprisoning the legitimate residents & businesses. IMO

    We’d never would have invested or moved here if we knew this and that the chamber ran the city. $edona is enriching a private membership clubs hurting their own. IMO

  13. West Sedona Dave says:

    Just a heads up, we have never been a pure democracy!

    http://factmyth.com/factoids/the-united-states-of-america-is-a-democracy/

    http://www.thisnation.com/question/011.html

    As much as you might believe it, you would be wrong.

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