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(Vanity): Alright -- What are we gonna do about July 4 this year?

Posted on 04/11/2013 11:50:34 AM PDT by Maceman

I know that I am not the only American who now thinks that July 4 should be observed as a national day of mourning, rather than celebrated as a day of independence and liberty.

For most Americans, July 4 is nothing more than National Beer, Hot Dogs, Concerts, Parties and Fireworks Day.

The very name of this "holiday" -- INDEPENDENCE DAY -- is made mockery every day by our government's embrace of the "New World Order" and its drive towards ultimate subordination of our national sovereignty to a global government.

As a nation we have virtually renounced our independent republic of laws and individual liberty and now live under a democratic kleptocracy in which our own government has abandoned any pretext of recognizing limitations on its ever growing power.

We have a president who publicly and repeatedly laments that he is not officially a king or an emperor, and blames our obsolete Constitution as the reason why he is not yet completely able to exercise dictatorial power in order to run our society as he and his oligarchical minions see fit.

Our government has stolen and squandered the unimaginable wealth created by generations of sovereign, free citizens of what was formerly the freest, most creative and productive nation on Earth.

It has driven our nation into an unavoidable bankruptcy that no amount of linguistic corruption, accounting tricks and fancy legalese will be able to camouflage much longer.

It has forced our children and grandchildren into a life of state slavery as they will be forced to watch ever more of their earnings be taken and thrown at an unsustainable and increasing debt that ultimately can never be paid off, while they are left to live on whatever pittance the government gives them, or allows them to keep.

We have leaders who brazenly insult our intelligence, flaunt their extravagant lifestyles paid for by money expropriated from our pockets, and DARE to tell us that they have to pass laws regulating virtually every aspect of our lives and economy so that we, their subjects, can find out what's in them.

We have a president who openly claims the right to take away every dollar above some imaginary threshold that he believes citizens should be allowed earn and save.

The magnitude of these and many other disgusting violations of our rights and individual sovereignty are undeniable and indefensible, and cannot help but take us down the tragic road traveled repeatedly by so many nations in the 20th century, and throughout history, to dictatorship, slavery, poverty and ultimately, societal collapse.

So isn't it time that we take over this 4th of July and make the biggest national public demonstration ever against the usurpations and violations committed by our impossibly empowered behemoth of a government whose leaders constantly define themselves as the good guys and lecture us about how we have outgrown our obsolete Constitution because they say we have?

Can we get an AMEN?? Is it possible that all those Americans who understand what is happening, who want to restore our liberty under the Constitution, and especially those public figures who have already established leadership credibility, who already have the resources, the experience and the public personas, can help put together the biggest show of outrage and determination in American history?

Is it not time? We saw how the left turned America on its head in the late 60s. We have been living for decades with the fallout from their demonstrations and marches.

If not now, when? Are we going to make this July 4 a real INDEPENDENCE DAY and send shivers down the spines of those who have usurped the people's powers and led out nation to the brink of desruction?

Or not. Maybe I'll just crack open a beer, have a hot dog, hang out with friends and go watch fireworks.


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Mock me if you will because right now I am a little guy who is powerless to do anything but vent, rant and complain.

But really, it has to start somewhere. So tell me -- what are YOU doing this July 4?

1 posted on 04/11/2013 11:50:34 AM PDT by Maceman
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To: Maceman; Eaker

I’ll likely have some grilled meat, a few beverages & blow stuff up.


2 posted on 04/11/2013 11:55:47 AM PDT by humblegunner
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To: Maceman

Go to the range and warm up.


3 posted on 04/11/2013 11:56:53 AM PDT by Uncle Miltie (Due Process 2013: "Burn the M*****-F***er Down!")
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To: Maceman

I’m celebrating my wedding anniversary, so I have plenty to celebrate, but I don’t recognize “Independence Day” anymore. After Obama slithered to power, it all seems like a mockery.


4 posted on 04/11/2013 11:57:53 AM PDT by ScottinVA (Gun control: Steady firm grip, target within sights, squeeze the trigger slowly...)
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To: Maceman

You can come over our place. We’re gonna listen to some Jay-Z and maybe just sit around watching drones.


5 posted on 04/11/2013 11:57:59 AM PDT by golux
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To: humblegunner

That exploding target stuff looks like fun.


6 posted on 04/11/2013 11:59:11 AM PDT by mountainlion (Live well for those that did not make it back.)
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To: Maceman

We’ll probably rent a place on the beach for a few days, have family together, cook stuff, drink stuff, swim, get sunburned and enjoy the fact that we live in America.

...essentially enjoy the life and everything that God has provided for us


7 posted on 04/11/2013 11:59:43 AM PDT by stuartcr ("I have habits that are older than the people telling me they're bad for me.")
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To: Maceman

Celebrate my brother’s big 5-0 on the Guadalupe River.


8 posted on 04/11/2013 11:59:47 AM PDT by TexasCajun
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To: Maceman

Ah, quatorze juillet is celebrated by the French (Bastille day).

Perhaps we should think of 4 July as “Liberal Day” in which we do to the libs what the French did to their despicable rulers.

Again, I volunteer to man the guillotine. I’ll work overtime. For free. Heck, I’ll donate funds. I’ll take stimulants to stay away. Chop chop.


9 posted on 04/11/2013 12:01:51 PM PDT by Da Coyote
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To: Maceman

The level of pomp and pageantry each year seems to be directly correlated with that of government oppression and intrusion into our lives. After eight years of bam, I expect a three-day orgy of parades, readings of fealty to the State, and testimonials of love to our great leader. That said, I might get some beer and stay home.


10 posted on 04/11/2013 12:02:25 PM PDT by SpaceBar
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To: mountainlion
That exploding target stuff looks like fun.

It is, but it's also a hella-big mess to clean up.

Totally worth it.

11 posted on 04/11/2013 12:03:52 PM PDT by humblegunner
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To: humblegunner

Totally worth it.

I had not realized it left a mess. Guess I’ll dig a good backstop/burn pit.


12 posted on 04/11/2013 12:06:51 PM PDT by mountainlion (Live well for those that did not make it back.)
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To: ScottinVA

We may have to earn our own independence day...............


13 posted on 04/11/2013 12:07:20 PM PDT by PeterPrinciple
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To: mountainlion; Eaker; TheMom
I had not realized it left a mess.

Sometimes folks will show up with a few cubic yards worth of aerosol cans.

God love 'em!

14 posted on 04/11/2013 12:09:35 PM PDT by humblegunner
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To: Maceman
If I had the funds, I'd take my family to see this Glenn Beck's Man In The Moon

But since we can't afford to do much anymore, I suppose we'll gather the family together and just enjoy being together and off work for a day.
15 posted on 04/11/2013 12:09:40 PM PDT by Lucky9teen (Peace is that brief glorious moment in history when everybody stands around reloading.~Thomas Jeffer)
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To: Maceman

I plan to independently break a few minor laws.


16 posted on 04/11/2013 12:10:32 PM PDT by cripplecreek (REMEMBER THE RIVER RAISIN!)
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To: Maceman
Perhaps an appropriate display of our American Flags are in order...

"The flag should never be displayed with the union down, except as a signal of dire distress in instances of extreme danger to life or property."

17 posted on 04/11/2013 12:11:36 PM PDT by C210N (When people fear government there is tyranny; when government fears people there is liberty)
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To: Maceman

Good post. Sorry to see the first comments tend to wisecracks.

Something all could do is to wear black rather than the red, white and blue. If you go to a parade or fireworks, carry a Gadsden flag. If you fly Old Glory (as I do) turn it upside down.


18 posted on 04/11/2013 12:13:01 PM PDT by don-o (He will not share His glory, and He will not be mocked! Blessed be the Name of the Lord forever!)
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To: humblegunner
I got a propane tank that has a small leak. It is time for fun before turning it into scrap. I have always been curious as to what a 50 would do to a 55ga barrel full of water.
19 posted on 04/11/2013 12:13:10 PM PDT by mountainlion (Live well for those that did not make it back.)
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To: stuartcr
"...essentially enjoy the life and everything that God has provided for us"

From stuartcr's profile:

I do not adhere to any organized religious belief
I occasionally go to Mass, Mosques, and Temples
I do not believe there is a hell

I think you're a little confused.

20 posted on 04/11/2013 12:13:59 PM PDT by steve86 (Acerbic by Nature, not Nurture™)
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To: Maceman

I’d like to see massive demonstrations in the streets, all across the country , of legal Americans who want to over throw the regime and their ilk.

Let’s see the media ignore THAT !


21 posted on 04/11/2013 12:26:57 PM PDT by llevrok (2013: The USA is in a Cold Civil War.)
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To: mountainlion; Eaker; TheMom

Here goes a fire extinguisher at the south fenceline:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?feature=player_embedded&v=YXnV-kZMYqE


22 posted on 04/11/2013 12:27:35 PM PDT by humblegunner
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To: humblegunner
It is, but it's also a hella-big mess to clean up.

That's why Mexican bagpipes, I mean leaf blowers, were invented.

23 posted on 04/11/2013 12:28:23 PM PDT by llevrok (2013: The USA is in a Cold Civil War.)
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To: Maceman

Good question. Not a lot to be proud of in America these days. Smarmy politicians, commie entertainers that want to tell us what to do. Media drips that will tell lie upon lie with a gleam in their eye. Voters that can’t see past the end of the grubby grabby fingers. It will not be party as usual this year, just hope we are alive and not under arrest for saying these things.


24 posted on 04/11/2013 12:29:32 PM PDT by knife6375 (US Navy Veteran)
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To: Da Coyote

There was a huge difference between the American Revolution and the French Revolution... had to do with the underlying morality of both sets of people.

One was Christian, the other was “secular”...


25 posted on 04/11/2013 12:31:24 PM PDT by MrB (The difference between a Humanist and a Satanist - the latter admits whom he's working for)
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To: steve86

Yep, he’s been quite confused for quite a while. Perhaps “log cabin” confused....

Without a clear epistemology based on non-arbitrary foundations, that’s what you’ll get.


26 posted on 04/11/2013 12:32:46 PM PDT by MrB (The difference between a Humanist and a Satanist - the latter admits whom he's working for)
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To: C210N

Used to fly mine 24/7 (lighted at night)

Now it’s just Memorial Day, Sept. 11 and Veteran’s Day as the other “holidays” hold no appreciable meaning to me any longer.


27 posted on 04/11/2013 12:32:54 PM PDT by Roccus
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To: Maceman

We’ll probably watch “John Adams” - at least the first parts of it, and we always watch “1776”. I wish they edited out the parts insulting conservatives, like they used to. At least most of it isn’t too bad. And then we’ll go to the in-laws and set off loud stuff and watch fireworks. Then end the night with Boston Pops 4th of July.

I’m still an American, and Obama isn’t, as far as I’m concerned. He can go suck lemons if he wants to. I’ll still celebrate what our Founding Fathers did!


28 posted on 04/11/2013 12:33:34 PM PDT by sneakers (Go Sheriff Joe!)
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To: Maceman

Do some yard work. Drink beer. Sit on the deck and make my neighbors listen to classic Rock. Drink beer. Cook out. Drink beer. Watch the Cubs lose on WGN. Drink beer. Watch free fireworks from across the road from my neighborhood. Drink beer.

I’m not putting out the American flag display I once did. Not till we get our Constitution back.


29 posted on 04/11/2013 12:37:26 PM PDT by henkster (I have one more cow than my neighbor. I am a kulak.)
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To: Maceman

The grand experiment failed.

America is dead.

We have as much in common with those brave men as we do monkeys.

We are not even the same species.

Only the naive think it can be brought back by posting , stern letters to the editor or calling millionaire culture wars pimp such as RUSH or Levin.

And We need to stop playing the victim card and blaming the GOP or McCain or Mitt- it’s OUR fault for sitting idly by.


30 posted on 04/11/2013 12:39:02 PM PDT by NoLibZone (History teaches us that every nation's electoral process is as free & fair as its press.)
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To: Roccus

“Now it’s just Memorial Day, Sept. 11 and Veteran’s Day as the other “holidays” hold no appreciable meaning to me any longer.”

Same list here, plus December 7.


31 posted on 04/11/2013 12:40:35 PM PDT by henkster (I have one more cow than my neighbor. I am a kulak.)
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To: steve86

I think you’re a little confused.

***
No, he’s just an annoying little troll.


32 posted on 04/11/2013 12:41:20 PM PDT by Bigg Red (Restore us, O God of hosts; let your face shine, that we may be saved! -Ps80)
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To: NoLibZone

Ouch! There’s so much truth in your post.


33 posted on 04/11/2013 12:43:26 PM PDT by Bigg Red (Restore us, O God of hosts; let your face shine, that we may be saved! -Ps80)
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To: Maceman

In my home, we will celebrate our independence and thank God for it.


34 posted on 04/11/2013 12:43:50 PM PDT by BykrBayb (Somewhere, my flower is there. ~ ├×)
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To: steve86

I don’t think so

‘I believe in one God, but I do not adhere to any organized religious belief — Depending on where I am, I occasionally go to Mass, Mosques, and Temples because I find the atmospheres pleasant and conducive to thinking, although I have not visited any since 9/11 — I do not believe there is a hell, and I hope there is an afterlife.’

You should include all of what a person says, when you quote them. It a little disingenuous when you don’t.


35 posted on 04/11/2013 12:47:00 PM PDT by stuartcr ("I have habits that are older than the people telling me they're bad for me.")
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To: humblegunner

“Sometimes folks will show up with a few cubic yards worth of aerosol cans.”

Someone asked me how tp get rid of several dozen cans of old latex paint last week. I am helping them out.


36 posted on 04/11/2013 12:47:27 PM PDT by CrazyIvan (Obama's birth certificate was found stapled to Soros's receipt.)
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To: golux

“You can come over our place. We’re gonna listen to some Jay-Z and maybe just sit around watching drones.”

DING DING DING!!!!!!!! Post of the day! LMAO!


37 posted on 04/11/2013 12:57:30 PM PDT by surroundedbyblue (Why am I both pro-life & pro-gun? Because both positions defend the innocent and protect the weak.)
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To: Maceman

I’m working. At least I’ll be doing God’s work, taking care of the sick. No point in celebrating the faux independence we currently have. I mourn that we lost our republic.


38 posted on 04/11/2013 12:59:21 PM PDT by surroundedbyblue (Why am I both pro-life & pro-gun? Because both positions defend the innocent and protect the weak.)
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To: Maceman

Its hypocritical for a conservative to lay claim toa nything the founders did.

We are not even the same species.


39 posted on 04/11/2013 1:05:28 PM PDT by NoLibZone (History teaches us that every nation's electoral process is as free & fair as its press.)
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To: surroundedbyblue
We’re gonna listen to some Jay-Z

I hope there us a slide show.. It was a licensed cultural exchange, after all.

40 posted on 04/11/2013 1:15:40 PM PDT by llevrok (2013: The USA is in a Cold Civil War.)
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To: Maceman
Are we going to make this July 4 a real INDEPENDENCE DAY and send shivers down the spines of those who have usurped the people's powers and led out nation to the brink of desruction?

Who are you going to protest against exactly? These politicians aren't just mysteriously getting into power. Democrats are being elected even in former red states like Colorado and Virginia because majorities of American citizens in those places are are voting for them.

We have a people problem in this country. Poor candidate though he was, Romney was basically right about 47% voting Democrat no matter what. Add 4% more stupid to that and you have Obama's 51% of the vote. At some point Americans that want a free country without endless government interference are going to have to make the non producers, sheep, etc, understand that they can take no more from us. Until that happens, nothing is likely to change anytime soon.

41 posted on 04/11/2013 1:22:59 PM PDT by Longbow1969
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To: steve86
From stuartcr's profile:

I do not adhere to any organized religious belief I occasionally go to Mass, Mosques, and Temples I do not believe there is a hell

I think you're a little confused.

And I think you did a bit of cherry-picking. Here's his whole profile:

Because people have asked..... — I am pro-military, did Army and Navy time, 1969-1977 — Civilian stuff with the military, 1979-present — I am pro 2nd Amend — I shoot regularly, load my own, NRA member for over 25yrs — At one time was a competative fencer, Epee — I have usually voted Republican, but will vote for the best candidate, regardless of party, or not vote — I am over 60, post-college educated — I believe in one God, but I do not adhere to any organized religious belief — Depending on where I am, I occasionally go to Mass, Mosques, and Temples because I find the atmospheres pleasant and conducive to thinking, although I have not visited any since 9/11 — I do not believe there is a hell, and I hope there is an afterlife.

42 posted on 04/11/2013 1:23:36 PM PDT by TangoLimaSierra (To the left the truth looks like Right-Wing extremism.)
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To: Maceman

Maybe we should make a nation wide (huge) march in an appropriate location! This event would be in support of the Declaration of Independenc, the USConstitution and its mandatory Bill of Rights, with special mention of the 2nd, 9th and 10th items therein. It could be a somber assembly of all to remember our foundings and how far we have fallen from the supreme laws of our country.

The correct location might be:
Boston, Mass. the Tea Party.
Lexington, Mass. the shot heard around the world.

or maybe in the central states:
Denver, Col.

I’m less excited about gathering in DC, since this is Federal property.
The states must be revived.


43 posted on 04/11/2013 1:46:40 PM PDT by veracious
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To: NoLibZone

I don’t know what you are trying to say, but what you have written seems pretty bizarre.


44 posted on 04/11/2013 1:56:46 PM PDT by Maceman
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To: veracious

Try out the new (to me) bbq the neighbor discarded across the st.

Will save up some $ for hot dogs.


45 posted on 04/11/2013 1:57:27 PM PDT by bicyclerepair (0bama is a POS, with all due respect to excrement.)
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To: Maceman

Haven’t flown the American flag since Obama reelected. Maybe I’ll fly one upside down. Oh, and I’m going to eat some red meat (though not as tasty as whatever Moochelle is having) and drink a 55 oz.soda.


46 posted on 04/11/2013 2:08:40 PM PDT by subterfuge (CBS NBC ABC FOX AP-- all no different than Pravda.)
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To: Maceman

Thank you for posting that call for protest. Time to take the gloves off.

And TO HELL with you idiots who say you will just drink beer and eat hot dogs before watching the fireworks. You are the reason we’re in this tailspin. The Framers gave us government by the people, and that requires some attention to to government affairs BY the people or we’ll get the clusterf***k we’ve got now.

What we need is a leader. Maybe one of those cashiered generals thrown out by Obummer. The “man on horseback” needs to mount up.

Give us a good leader ... one we trust ... and millions of us are good to go.


47 posted on 04/11/2013 2:16:50 PM PDT by DNME (Without the Constitution, there is no legitimate U.S. government. Period.)
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To: Maceman
What are we gonna do about July 4 this year?

My thoughts for the last couple years........I spent it alone, cutting my grass.

You thinking about having a BBQ? I'll bring beer.......

48 posted on 04/11/2013 2:20:57 PM PDT by Hot Tabasco (This space for rent)
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To: Maceman
What if patriots wore black arm bands and flew flags upside down?
49 posted on 04/11/2013 2:47:32 PM PDT by shoff (Vote Democratic it beats thinking!)
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To: TangoLimaSierra

That was thoughtful, thank you


50 posted on 04/11/2013 3:01:02 PM PDT by stuartcr ("I have habits that are older than the people telling me they're bad for me.")
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