http://www.diplomatie.gouv.fr/france/14juillet/gb/14juill.html Today is 14th July or Bastille Day as it is sometimes known. A testament that sometimes the people can make a difference. This is in post is in conjunction with the gun thread we recently had talking about the 2nd amendment and armed militias. Note: I am not suggesting or encouraging a revolution! Thought it might be interesting for some of you that aren't aware of Frances history, and the parrallels of its constitution and the US'. Below is the first verse of the French national anthem – after me: Arise you children of our motherland, Oh now is here our glorious day ! Over us the bloodstained banner Of tyranny holds sway ! Of tyranny holds sway ! Oh, do you hear there in our fields The roar of those fierce fighting men ? Who came right here into our midst To slaughter sons, wives and kin. To arms, oh citizens ! Form up in serried ranks ! March on, march on ! And drench our fields With their tainted blood !