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  • UKRAINE: "Ukraine is currently going through a crucial time for its independence." Yatseniuk

    07/20/2014 1:51:11 PM PDT · by UMCRevMom@aol.com · 5 replies
    censor.net ^ | 20.07.14 18:58
    Ukraine is currently going through a crucial time for its independence. On Sunday, the Prime Minister of Ukraine Arseniy Yatsenyuk, during the all-Ukrainian pilgrimage in Zarvanytsia in Ternopil region, to which he joined with his wife, Theresa, with Censor reference to the Government Portal. Along with tens of thousands of faithful, the head of the Government attended the liturgy in the Mari spiritual Center Zarvanicy. Upon completion of the liturgy, He appealed to Ukrainians from all corners of the country and from abroad who have gathered in Zarvanytsia village. "At the moment Ukraine is going through a critical period. So...
  • Leninist Scotland Can Go Its Own way

    07/11/2014 12:13:23 PM PDT · by Enza Ferreri · 40 replies
    Enza Ferreri Blog ^ | 11 July 2014 | Enza Ferreri
    <p>Watching last night's Question Time, which was in Scotland and devoted half of its time to the question of Scottish independence - it was also the last QT before the September referendum -, confirmed and strengthened my opinion that England would be far better off without Scotland.</p>
  • Declaration of Arms Before Independence

    07/08/2014 6:36:29 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 14 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | July 8, 2014 | Chuck Norris
    Most everyone knows about America's 1776 Declaration of Independence. But did you know that on July 6 a year earlier, Congress initiated a Declaration of the Causes and Necessity of Taking Up Arms? It's true. According to History, on July 6, 1775, just a day after our Founding Fathers issued their Olive Branch Petition to King George III, Congress gave just reason for taking up arms against Great Britain. In the declaration, they wrote they would rather "die freemen rather than to live slaves." Three months earlier, patriot resistance and "the shot heard round the world" had fired off in...
  • Speech on the 150th Anniversary of the Declaration of Independence: Calvin Coolidge July 5th 1926

    07/04/2014 8:20:46 PM PDT · by cripplecreek · 6 replies
    July 4th 2014 | Cripplecreek
    Philadelphia, Pennsylvania We meet to celebrate the birthday of America. The coming of a new life always excites our interest. Although we know in the case of the individual that it has been an infinite repetition reaching back beyond our vision, that only makes it the more wonderful. But how our interest and wonder increase when we behold the miracle of the birth of a new nation. It is to pay our tribute of reverence and respect to those who participated in such a mighty event that we annually observe the fourth day of July. Whatever may have been the...
  • Be proud, America: Ignore the doom and gloom, ours is a great country

    07/04/2014 3:16:57 PM PDT · by Biggirl · 14 replies
    FoxNews.com ^ | July 4, 2014 | Liz Peek
    As a mother, it is almost impossible to imagine sending a child on a long and dangerous journey, alone, into the unknown. And yet that is what tens of thousands of parents in Mexico and Central America have done, hoping their children will find sanctuary in the United States. That tells you a great deal about the terrible violence and poverty in other countries. It also tells you a great deal about the United States.
  • Happy Independence(?) day

    07/04/2014 11:38:55 AM PDT · by DanMiller · 1 replies
    Dan Miller's Blog ^ | July 4, 2014 | Dan Miller
    To be independent is to be free -- not to receive free stuff paid for by others but to pursue our own happiness without diminishing the abilities of others to pursue theirs. Under King Obama we have lost much of our independence.Bill Whittle posted this video one year ago, on July 3d. [youtube https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=mqZkTsmv4kw] Video link How would you answer the question at the end of the first verse of our national anthem?[youtube https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=jdP1CQEboIo] Video link Oh, say does that star-spangled banner yet wave O’er the land of the free and the home of the brave? Illegal Aliens [youtube https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=jatwPTk1jWM] Video link...
  • You Won’t Believe What These Americans Think We Celebrate on Independence Day (Video)

    07/04/2014 10:58:20 AM PDT · by montag813 · 30 replies
    Top Right News ^ | 07-04-2014 | TRN
    Radio show host Edward Woodson, took to the streets of South Florida to ask it’s citizens what we celebrate on the 4th of July.We need to seriously examine what we teach our kids in schools, and immigrants in the so-called “civics” tests they are required to take before becoming U.S. citizens. Brace yourselves... WATCH:
  • The American and French Revolutions Compared–Sean Busick

    07/04/2014 10:03:55 AM PDT · by Oldpuppymax · 6 replies
    Coach is Right ^ | 7/4/14 | Michael D. Shaw
    On this Independence Day, it is valuable to revisit this topic. There is no doubt that we on the Right are the followers of the American tradition, while those on the Left follow the French. This alone explains a lot. Here, then, is Sean Busick’s superb essay… One of the many differences between the American and French Revolutions is that, unlike the French, Americans did not fight for an abstraction. Americans initially took up arms against the British to defend and preserve the traditional rights of Englishmen. The slogan “no taxation without representation” aptly summed up one of their chief...
  • On America's birthday, do we still believe in America?

    07/04/2014 9:09:50 AM PDT · by Innovative · 35 replies
    CNN ^ | July 4, 2014 | Newt Gingrich
    the Gallup numbers show that in 2006 the United States was one of the top countries in the world when it came to satisfaction with freedom. By 2013 it had dropped out of the top 25% of all countries. A country in which 4 out of 5 people believe their government is corrupt is a country teetering between a populist uprising and a collapse into cynicism, passivity, and fatalism. These results suggest we will either renew our commitment to the rule of law, the punishment of corruption and the insistence on honest self-government or we will cease to be America...
  • DAD, WHAT'S UNABHÄNGIGKEITSTAG?

    07/04/2014 5:13:44 AM PDT · by nathanbedford · 20 replies
    Vanity | July 4, 2014 | Nathan Bedford
    DAD, WHAT'S UNABHÄNGIGKEITSTAG? "Is that when the thirteen colonies broke away from England?" My ten year inquired out of nowhere at 6 AM German time this morning. "Yeah, why do you want to know, eat your breakfast," I mumbled, too sleepy to be very curious. "Because I am afraid my teacher will ask me, since I am wearing this T-shirt and I'm the only American in the class." With an effort, I adjusted my gaze upward to his white T-shirt. It was brand new. Prominent on his breast was an image of the flag and below that: OLD NAVY FREEDOM...
  • If Only Thomas Jefferson Could Settle the Issue

    07/03/2014 5:35:14 AM PDT · by Pharmboy · 39 replies
    NY Times--front page ^ | July 3, 2014 | JENNIFER SCHUESSLER
    A Period Is Questioned in the Declaration of Independence Every Fourth of July, some Americans sit down to read the Declaration of Independence, reacquainting themselves with the nation’s founding charter exactly as it was signed by the Second Continental Congress in 1776. Or almost exactly? A scholar is now saying that the official transcript of the document produced by the National Archives and Records Administration contains a significant error — smack in the middle of the sentence beginning “We hold these truths to be self-evident,” no less. The error, according to Danielle Allen, a professor at the Institute for Advanced...
  • ***THE OFFICIAL FRIDAY SILLINESS THREAD***

    07/03/2014 5:31:34 AM PDT · by Lucky9teen · 103 replies
    Happy Independence Day FReeper FRiends!!!I am posting this on Thursday so we can have some silliness before the Holiday weekend.  Today is the anniversary of the day America broke up with England  To celebrate, I found a little song someone wrote on Tumblr:Cuz if you liked it then you shouldn’t have put your rules on itIf you liked it then you shouldn’t have put that tax on itDon’t be mad once you see our freedom hitIf you liked it then you shouldn’t have badly governed itWo oh oh, oh oh oh oh oh oh, oh oh oh, wo oh...
  • Iraq Kurdistan independence referendum planned

    07/01/2014 12:10:19 PM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 3 replies
    BBC News ^ | 07/01/2014
    The president of Iraq's autonomous Kurdistan Region has told the BBC he intends to hold a referendum on independence within months. Massoud Barzani said that Iraq was already "effectively partitioned". While the Kurds would play a part in a political solution to the crisis caused by jihadist-led Sunni Arab rebellion, independence was their right, he added. Meanwhile, the first session of Iraq's new parliament has been adjourned after deputies failed to elect a new speaker. Acting Speaker Mahdi al-Hafez called off proceedings after most of the Sunni and Kurdish members of the House of Representatives did not return after a...
  • Movies, Music and TV for INDEPENDENCE DAY?! [Vanity]

    07/01/2014 7:32:59 AM PDT · by SES1066 · 12 replies
    7/1/14 | Self
    With a natural 3 day weekend coming for the 4th of July, Independence Day 2014, we have plenty of time for some of our favorites in movies, music and TV! What are you, my fellow FReeping Patriots, going to be enjoying? In your answers some of your fellow readers might find missing gems so offer up your favorites, famous and not.An EASY query for the scholars, what are the other non-floating Federal Holidays?
  • The American Flag Daily: Caesar Rodney's Ride

    07/01/2014 6:07:32 AM PDT · by Master Zinja · 6 replies
    The American Flag Daily ^ | July 1, 2014 | JasonZ
    With the Delaware delegation deadlocked on the question of approving the Declaration of Independence in the Continental Congress, Caesar Rodney rode 70 miles in a thunderstorm the night of July 1, 1776 to arrive in Philadelphia as the vote for independence began the next morning. Rodney cast the deciding vote for Delaware in favor of independence, and would eventually sign the Declaration on August 2, 1776. Rodney's ride is depicted on the back of the Delaware quarter, issued in 1999.
  • Israel's Netanyahu calls for supporting Kurdish independence

    06/29/2014 1:16:47 PM PDT · by tcrlaf · 16 replies
    Yahoo News ^ | 6-29-2014 | Writing by Dan Williams; editing by Ralph Boulton
    Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu voiced support for Kurdish statehood on Sunday, taking a position that appeared to clash with the U.S. preference to keep sectarian war-torn Iraq united. SNIP----- "We should ... support the Kurdish aspiration for independence," Netanyahu told Tel Aviv University's INSS think-tank, after outlining what he described as the collapse of Iraq and other Middle East regions under strife between Arab Sunni and Shi'ite Muslims. Kurds, Netanyahu said, "are a fighting people that has proved its political commitment, political moderation, and deserves political independence".
  • Kurdish independence now being supported by … Turkey?

    06/18/2014 11:28:02 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 20 replies
    Hotair ^ | 06/18/2014 | AllahPundit
    Via Ace and HuffPo, I’m suspicious that a story potentially this big has been confined so far to a Kurdish news outlet. If you’re looking for signs of an impending partition of Iraq, which all of entire western media is, they don’t come any bigger. Where’s the Drudge siren?A few days ago, I tweeted that with Iraq in chaos, the Kurds might as well declare independence and upend the regional table entirely, to which maybe 50 people instantly replied, “What about Turkey?” Well, what about them? The Kurds of Iraq have the right to decide the future of their...
  • Republic of Iceland Seventy Years Old Today

    06/17/2014 12:38:58 PM PDT · by Leifur · 7 replies
    Iceland Review ^ | 17.06.2014 | ALËX ELLIOTT
    Today is 17th June, Iceland’s national day. It is a public holiday and one of the biggest festival days of the year. There are many official and unofficial events in practically every city, town and tiny village across Iceland. A parade featuring a brass band, the scouts and police in ceremonial uniform are widespread; as are speeches by local officials and a reading by Fjallkonan – the mountain woman. The mountain woman wears an ornate version of the Icelandic national costume, with gold trimmings. Symbolically, she is the spirit of the nation. In Reykjavík, the ceremony takes place on Austurvöllur...
  • Donetsk People's Republic declares independence and requests accession to Russian Federation

    05/12/2014 11:39:38 AM PDT · by tcrlaf · 24 replies
    Interfax via RTBH ^ | 5-12-2014 | Interfax
    Leadership of the "Donetsk People's Republic" has declared independence of the region and has sough accession to Russia. "Upon the results of the referendum held on May 11, 2014 and based on the sovereignty declaration of the Donetsk People's Republic, we, people of the Donetsk People's Republic, declare that from now on the Donetsk People's Republic is a sovereign state," co-chairman of the "Donetsk People's Republic" government Denis Pushilin said at a news conference on Monday. "We ask to consider the issue of accession of the Donetsk People's Republic to Russia," Pushilin said. SNIP-- After the collapse of the Soviet...
  • Happy Independence Day, Israel!

    05/05/2014 9:17:40 AM PDT · by joenrogers · 7 replies
    Yom HaAtzmaut 2014 begins at sundown, Monday, May 5th, and ends at sundown on Tuesday, May 6th
  • Moldova breakaway region urges Russia to recognise independence

    04/16/2014 12:50:12 PM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 17 replies
    Global Post ^ | 04/16/2014
    Lawmakers in Moldova's pro-Russian breakaway region of Transdniestr on Wednesday passed a resolution calling on Moscow and the United Nations to recognise its independence. Transdniestr, a strip of land bordering Ukraine, broke away from Romanian-speaking Moldova following the collapse of the Soviet Union in 1991. Some analysts suspect Russia is eyeing the territory, which consists mostly of Russian speakers, in the wake of last month's annexation of Crimea. The resolution adopted unanimously by Transdniestr's self-appointed parliament on Wednesday called on the international community to recognise the region as a "sovereign independent state". "According to the universally recognised norms of international...
  • Siberia to Separate from Russia, Become Part of USA

    01/03/2012 6:19:11 PM PST · by beebuster2000 · 90 replies
    Pravda ^ | Jan 3, 2012 | Pravda. ru
    The idea to separate Siberia and annex the territory to the United States of America has been engrossing the minds of Siberian separatists for a long time already. Surprisingly, or maybe not, they find the support from across the ocean. Many, if not all Siberians, may think at times that the Siberian regions with their natural riches live poorly just because they have to give away a big part of their incomes to other territories of the Russian Federation. "The referendum will be held with the help of the US administration. The US has successful experience in obtaining independence. After...
  • Spain Rules Catalonia Independence Referendum "Unconstitutional"

    03/27/2014 1:15:27 PM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 17 replies
    Zero Hedge ^ | 03/27/2014 | Tyler Durden
    With Scotland moving ever closer, Crimea having chosen their own path, and Venice overwhelmingly voting for secession from Italy, the Spanish government has put its foot down on the Catalonia's planned independence referendum. As Time reports, In a Tuesday ruling, Spanish judges found Catalonia’s planned independence referendum to be unconstitutional. Of course, just as in Crimea, this is being ignored by the Catalan government - a region seen as the powerhouse of the Italian economy - who exclaimed "this will have no effect on the process." Via Time, ... In a Tuesday ruling, Spanish judges found Catalonia’s planned independence referendum to...
  • Spain Says Catalonia Can’t Vote for Independence, But Catalans Will Go Ahead Anyway

    03/27/2014 11:49:09 AM PDT · by Rusty0604 · 11 replies
    Time ^ | 03/26/2014 | Per Liljas
    In a Tuesday ruling, Spanish judges found Catalonia’s planned independence referendum to be unconstitutional, but secessionists in the Spanish autonomous region (called a “community” in Spain) have vowed to proceed regardless. Although stifled under the yoke of the Franco dictatorship, Catalonia has long felt cultural and linguistic disctinction from the rest of Spain. In recent years, it developed into a powerhouse of the nation’s economy. However, amid the country’s financial crisis, Madrid has been urging national unity.
  • Venice votes to split from Italy as 89% of the city's residents opt to form a new independent state

    03/23/2014 4:45:39 PM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 72 replies
    Daily Mail ^ | 03/23/2014 | By HANNAH ROBERTS IN ROME
    Venetians have voted overwhelmingly for their own sovereign state in a ‘referendum’ on independence from Italy. Inspired by Scotland’s separatist ambitions, 89 per cent of the residents of the lagoon city and its surrounding area, opted to break away from Italy in an unofficial ballot. The proposed ‘Repubblica Veneta’ would include the five million inhabitants of the Veneto region and could later expand to include parts of Lombardy, Trentino and Friuli-Venezia Giulia. The floating city has only been part of Italy for 150 years. The 1000 year–old democratic Serenissima Repubblica di Venezia, was quashed by Napoleon and was subsumed into...
  • Two choices in Crimean referendum: yes and yes

    03/07/2014 9:54:31 AM PST · by gwjack · 11 replies
    Kiev Post ^ | March 7, 2014 | Kata Gorchinskaya
    Voters in Ukraine’s Russian-occupied Crimea who vote in the March 16 referendum have two choices – join Russia immediately or declare independence and then join Russia. So the choices are “yes, now” or “yes, later.”
  • Sean Connery says Scotland should vote for independence from Britain

    03/03/2014 10:56:16 AM PST · by kingattax · 50 replies
    CSMonitor/AP ^ | March 3, 2014
    Film star Sean Connery is urging fellow Scots to vote for independence when a referendum is held in September. The longtime independence advocate says in The Sun on Sunday newspaper that the opportunity to separate from the rest of Britain is too good an opportunity to miss. He says independence would galvanize the film and creative industries, creating new jobs in Scotland. Connery no longer lives there and said the decision should be made by the people who choose to live and work in Scotland. He said a vote for independence would bring renewed focus on Scottish culture, heritage and...
  • PETER HITCHENS: We ask the Scots to be 'loyal' - but we're the ones betraying Britain

    02/16/2014 12:29:03 PM PST · by mojito · 20 replies
    Daily Mail ^ | 2/15/2014 | Peter Hitchens
    I think we have lost Scotland. I felt it the other day, a disturbing sensation like that moment when the tow-rope parts, the strain too great for its rotten, decayed fibres to bear. The sulky, puzzled feebleness of the London politicians’ arguments sounds desperate and defeated. Alex Salmond has already won the September referendum. [....] But this does not stop me seeing what has happened. And I am amazed that so few have noticed the real problem. The leaders of the United Kingdom cannot argue for Scotland to stay in a country they themselves are working so hard to abolish....
  • If Scotland Votes for Independence, It’s Going to Need an Army

    01/22/2014 9:59:25 AM PST · by DesScorp · 53 replies
    War is Boring ^ | 1-22-2014 | Peter Vine
    This year voters in Scotland will decide whether to remain within the United Kingdom. Scottish sovereignty rides on two things: any eventual negotiations between London and Edinburgh and the gradually evolving position of the Scottish National Party, the primary backer of the independence bid. And if it happens, the resulting military reform is going to be a mess. If the vote is yay, the most optimistic date for negotiations is March 2016, but it isn’t out of the question that sticking points could push this back. Defense could be one of those points. In its white paper on a newly...
  • Letter Tied to Fight for Independence Is Found in Museum’s Attic

    01/01/2014 8:13:35 PM PST · by Theoria · 26 replies
    The New York Times ^ | 01 Jan 2014 | James Barron
    It was lying in a drawer in the attic, a 12-page document that was not just forgotten but misfiled. Somehow it had made its way into a folder with colonial-era doctor’s bills that someone in the 1970s decreed was worthless and should be thrown away. Luckily, no one did. For when Emilie Gruchow opened the folder last summer and separated it from the doctor’s bills, she recognized it as a one-of-a-kind document. Ms. Gruchow, an archivist at the Morris-Jumel Mansion, was an intern at the museum in Upper Manhattan when she made her discovery. The mansion served as George Washington’s...
  • The Slavery Party, by Frederick Douglass

    12/09/2013 10:07:43 AM PST · by ProgressingAmerica · 14 replies
    Original Sources | May, 1853 | Frederick Douglass
    The Slavery Party(title reference) The Slavery Party, full text, from a larger untitled speech. May, 1853. MR. PRESIDENT, LADIES AND GENTLEMEN: The resolution upon which I propose to make a few remarks respects the present condition and the future prospects of the whole colored people of the United States. The subject is a great one, and opens ample scope for thought and feeling. I feel a diffidence in undertaking its consideration for two causes: first, my own incompetence to do it justice; and the second is, the peculiar relation subsisting between me and the audience I am to address. Sir,...
  • Scottish independence plans dismissed as a ‘work of fiction’ as Alex Salmond insists…

    11/26/2013 4:44:24 PM PST · by Olog-hai · 9 replies
    Daily Mail (UK) ^ | 19:30 EST, 26 November 2013 | Jason Groves and Gerri Peev
    Alex Salmond was accused of producing a “fantasy” manifesto last night as he tried to shore up faltering public support for his dream of Scottish independence. The Scottish National Party leader unveiled a 670-page “blueprint” setting out the case for independence ahead of next September’s landmark referendum. … Opinion polls over the last year have consistently shown a majority in Scotland are against independence, although a significant number of voters remain undecided, making the outcome uncertain. Mr. Salmond said an independent Scotland would keep the pound, the Queen and popular BBC programs such as Strictly Come Dancing, EastEnders and CBeebies....
  • Overcoming the Modern Tories

    11/21/2013 12:10:38 PM PST · by Nelson Hultberg · 4 replies
    Americans for a Free Republic ^ | 11-21-13 | Nelson Hultberg
    In 1776, the Tories timidly hid behind closed doors where it was safe and popular. They wallowed in pessimism and lamented that nothing could be done. The British were too strong. Why make a big fuss? But the rebels – men like Samuel Adams and John Hancock, Patrick Henry and Paul Revere – would have none of it. They possessed only a rag-tag army, but they knew they had moral truth on their side, and that the British Gargantua would fall precisely because of that. Entrenched authority has to justify itself morally and philosophically. And that is something that today’s...
  • Hired Goons at Independence Hall

    10/11/2013 9:31:31 AM PDT · by Nachum · 39 replies
    youtube ^ | 10/11/13 | Gadsden Films
    Vid at link
  • Incremental Steps to Dictatorship

    09/22/2013 10:28:07 AM PDT · by dvan · 10 replies
    Crossroad.to ^ | NA | Teresa Morris
    "Giving leaders enough power to create ‘social justice' is giving them enough power to destroy all justice, all freedom, and all human dignity." Thomas Sowell "Those who cannot remember the past are condemned to repeat it." George Santayana "The greater the power, the more dangerous the abuse." Edmund Burke) "If you by any means forget the Lord your God and follow other gods... you shall surely perish." Deuteronomy 8:19 History shows us that as free nations become complacent, they become vulnerable to manipulation. Most dictatorships rise gradually -- a step at a time. Smooth talking politicians make each incremental step...
  • EU commission: Catalonia must leave EU if it leaves Spain

    09/17/2013 9:45:53 AM PDT · by Olog-hai · 24 replies
    EU Observer ^ | 17.09.2013 @ 09:12 | Nikolaj Nielsen
    Catalonia’s bid for independence from Spain hit another obstacle after the European Commission said any breakaway territory would not be part of the EU. “If one part of a territory of a member state decides to separate, the separated part isn’t a member of the European Union,” the European Commission’s Spanish vice-president, Joaquin Almunia, said on Monday (16 September) at a conference in Barcelona, reports the Wall Street Journal. …
  • The steps liberty-loving Americans can take

    07/12/2013 9:35:55 AM PDT · by Perseverando · 6 replies
    WND ^ | July 11, 2013 | Alan Keyes
    Exclusive: Alan Keyes challenges readers to respond to his clarion call What follows is an excerpt from a reader’s comment on my column last week, with my reply. I suspect that there are millions of Americans who feel this reader’s sense of betrayal. I wonder how many of them, among the readers of this column, have the individual intellectual and moral courage to take even one readily accessible step toward doing something about it? Not long ago WND’s editor wrote an article recognizing that it might be long past time to take action. If enough people “let their yes be...
  • It’s Here: The Stealth Collapse of the American Economy

    07/08/2013 4:12:16 AM PDT · by haffast · 34 replies
    The Oganic Prepper ^ | July 7, 2013 | Daisy Luther
    The Economic Collapse….people envision bank runs, life WROL (without rule of law), piles of worthless currency, rampant homelessness, and breathless news reports on CNN and the network channels (if you happen to still have access to a television, that is). They imagine a grim, gray world, devoid of entertainment, with unwashed citizens digging desperately through the trash. Because of this apocalyptic image, the idea of an economic collapse seems pretty far-fetched to most people. After all, we still see cars in every driveway, lights in every window at night, children going to school and parents going to work. Everything’s fine,...
  • Im Congreß, den 4ten July, 1776. Eine Erklärung durch die Repräsentanten der Vereinigten Staaten..

    07/04/2013 9:55:12 PM PDT · by Jeff Winston · 26 replies
    Pennsylvanischer Staatsbote ^ | July 5, 1776 | Constitutional Convention (translated)
    I was wondering what the newspaper coverage was when the Declaration of Independence was signed. They DID have newspapers in those days! I think the initial reaction was simply to print the Declaration in its entirety. The first newspaper to do so seems to have been the Pennsylvanischer Staatsbote, which printed the Declaration (in German translation) the next day, July 5, 1776. Below is an image of that printing. I would be interested to see other early coverage of the fact that Independence had been declared.
  • Why Britons should celebrate the American Declaration of Independence

    07/04/2013 9:19:04 PM PDT · by JSDude1 · 15 replies
    Daniel Hannan Blog/UK Telegraph ^ | 7-4-13 | Daniel Hannan
    We all know the story of American independence, don't we? A rugged frontier people became increasingly tired of being ruled by a distant elite. A group calling themselves Patriots were especially unhappy about being taxed by a parliament in which they were unrepresented. When, in 1775, British redcoats tried to repress them, a famous Patriot called Paul Revere rode through the night across eastern Massachusetts, crying 'The British are coming'. The shots that were fired the next day began a war for independence which culminated the following year in the statehouse of Philadelphia, when George Washington and others, meeting under...
  • Just How Did we Come to Enumerate The Bill of Rights?

    07/04/2013 7:45:20 PM PDT · by Vendome · 27 replies
    Vanity | 7/04/2013 | Vendome
    The founding fathers knew that a government that was all powerful and not under the authority of its people would be a tyrannical government. They threw one off and formed a new country with all the rights and benefits they believed a free people should have and agreed to what the rules were.
  • My Father's Speech (by Rush H. Limbaugh, Jr., Rush's father)

    07/04/2013 4:40:05 PM PDT · by EveningStar · 13 replies
    The Rush Limbaugh Show ^ | Rush H. Limbaugh, Jr.
    My father, Rush H. Limbaugh, Jr., delivered this oft-requested address locally a number of times, but it had never before appeared in print until it was published in The Limbaugh Letter. My dad was renowned for his oratory skills and for his original mind; this speech is, I think, a superb demonstration of both. I will always be grateful to him for instilling in me a passion for the ideas and lives of America's Founders, as well as a deep appreciation for the inspirational power of words, which you will see evidenced here:
  • Happy Independence Day! Independence from What and for Whom?

    07/04/2013 1:18:38 PM PDT · by DanMiller · 4 replies
    Dan Miller's Blog ^ | July 4, 2013 | Dan Miller
    The United States of Obama are becoming a failed, divided third world nation. Colonel West refers to the Declaration of Independence as the Declaration of Vigilance. I agree.Dependence on "public servants" who seek their own independence from the law and from public scrutiny is displacing our independence. Perhaps some fine day we will regain our own independence.  Jonathan Turley, whom I admire as attorney and a liberal in the old fashioned sense rather than a librul, posted an article on July third about perjury by our Government snoops. I previously wrote a column how our country seems to have developed separate rules for the ruling elite and the...
  • Your Favorite July the 4th Recipe's

    07/04/2013 10:29:37 AM PDT · by Nachum · 51 replies
    Good Food ^ | 7/4/13 | Nachum
    What do you plan on eating today? Burgers, Fries, Hot Dogs? Some of us even douse it all with chilli. Oh, and what will you wash it all down with? Here is one to start it off... Beef burger with sweet potato chilli chips Heat oven to 220C/200C fan/gas 7. Toss the chips with the oil, 1 tsp chilli flakes and some seasoning. Arrange in a single layer on a large baking tray and cook for about 30 mins, turning halfway through. Put the mince, remaining chilli flakes, onion, Parmesan, tomato ketchup and lots of black pepper in a large...
  • Lds Temple Haunted? Did Declaration of Independence signers appear as ghosts to leader? [Vanity]

    07/04/2013 8:54:37 AM PDT · by Colofornian · 125 replies
    Free Republic [Vanity] ^ | July 1, 2011 | Colofornian
    St. George Mormon Temple Haunted? Did the Declaration of Independence signers appear as ghosts to a later Lds 'prophet'? Without saying his name, Mormon leaders and grassroots Mormons daily reference Wilford Woodruff when they interact with non-Mormons and the media. How so? Well, they like to tell others how polygamy is a supposed bygone of another era; how a certain Lds "prophet" in 1890 put the kabosh on it...or, at least, started a mainstream Mormon move toward monogamy. Yet, there's a little-known episode that this same Wilford Woodruff said that occurred in the 1870s -- before becoming the head "prophet"...
  • IN CONGRESS, July 4, 1776

    07/04/2013 7:28:37 AM PDT · by RaceBannon · 60 replies
    The declaration of Independence ^ | July 4, 1776 | Good men
    IN CONGRESS, July 4, 1776. The unanimous Declaration of the thirteen united States of America, When in the Course of human events, it becomes necessary for one people to dissolve the political bands which have connected them with another, and to assume among the powers of the earth, the separate and equal station to which the Laws of Nature and of Nature's God entitle them, a decent respect to the opinions of mankind requires that they should declare the causes which impel them to the separation. We hold these truths to be self-evident, that all men are created equal, that...
  • Happy Independence Day: As it Turns Out, We Were the Ones We’ve Been Waiting For.

    07/04/2013 6:12:30 AM PDT · by NOBO2012 · 5 replies
    Michelle Obama's Mirror ^ | 7-4-2013 | MOTUS
    Happy Birthday America! And I wish to offer my deep, deep thanks to our founding fathers for giving us the gift of liberty. And I see the Egyptians have decided to celebrate along with us this year. Unfortunately, Egypt demonstrates what happens if your Declaration of Independence was not such a finely-crafted, well thought out articulation of political philosophy: you end up with a constitution that’s not as keen on liberty as ours. In that event, the next thing you know, you’re being governed by another tyrannical dictator. I’m not saying that what’s happening in Egypt could never happen here:...
  • Declaration of Independence From Two Party System

    07/03/2013 8:26:55 PM PDT · by Windflier · 24 replies
    Kathie Glass for Governor ^ | 4 July 2013 | Kathie Glass
    July 4, 2013 DECLARATION OF INDEPENDENCE from THE CORRUPT TWO-PARTY SYSTEM WHEN in the Course of political events, it becomes necessary for the voters of Texas to dissolve the political bands which have connected them to a certain political party, and to assume the power of individual thought and action which is essential to preserve their liberties, a decent respect for the opinions of the electorate requires that they should declare the causes which impel them to the separation. We hold these truths to be self evident, that all voters are created equal -- although political parties are not --...
  • USS "THE SULLIVANS"

    07/03/2013 7:22:33 PM PDT · by Dick Bachert · 56 replies
    Vanity ^ | 12/2005 | Dick Bachert
    As we gather our loved ones around us to celebrate July 4th, we should all say a silent prayer for all those who paid the final price so that we might -- albeit imperfectly and hopefully more perfectly in the future -- continue the unique experiment in human freedom we call America. I awoke one morning during a September, 2005 cruise as we pulled into Nassau and looked out the porthole to see two US Arleigh Burke class destroyers next to us.  After breakfast, I strolled out onto deck 7 and got goose bumps when I noticed the shamrock...
  • Most Touching/Awesome American 4th of July Video of the Year!

    07/02/2013 6:31:58 PM PDT · by StevenCrowder · 12 replies
    youtube.com/stevencrowder ^ | 07/02/13 | Steven Crowder
    Leftists often say that America "has no culture." This video proves that not only does America have culture, but the single greatest and most influencial culture the world has ever seen. It will make you proud to be an American. Pass it on.