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  • Obama: Freedom doesn't just happen, must be defended daily

    07/05/2016 1:47:33 AM PDT · by Olog-hai · 39 replies
    Associated Press ^ | Jul 4, 2016 10:16 PM EDT | Darlene Superville
    President Barack Obama, marking his final Fourth of July in the White House, said freedom isn’t something that “just happens” but must be defended every single day. Obama said it’s important that people remember what “a miracle” the U.S. is and how “incredibly lucky we are that people generations ago were willing to take up arms and fight for our freedom.” […] Freedom involves respecting each other and recognizing the hardships faced by fellow citizens, such as hunger and unemployment, said Obama, who spoke after about an hour’s worth of hip-shaking musical performances by rapper Kendrick Lamar and singer-songwriter Janelle...
  • As Far as MSM is Concerned, America Was a Mistake

    07/04/2016 2:27:05 PM PDT · by dennisw · 27 replies
    Breitbart ^ | 4 Jul 2016 | Stephen K. Bannon
    This Fourth of July holiday, as you celebrate America’s independence, perhaps you would care to try something new: Perhaps you would like to join with the MSM and, instead, denigrate America’s independence. As in, you could wish that it had never happened. Yes, perhaps you would put down that hotdog and those red-and-blue streamers, stop watching the parades and the ball game, ignore all the fireworks, and instead, join with Dylan Matthews at Vox, who tells us that, in his opinion, the American independence of 1776 made the world worse off. Yes, you read that right: The headline of Matthews’...
  • Sowell: What Are We Celebrating?

    07/04/2016 11:16:34 AM PDT · by jazusamo · 24 replies
    Creators Syndicate ^ | July 5, 2016 | Thomas Sowell
    There was a time when the Fourth of July meant something more than a three-day weekend. Speeches, writings and commemorative ceremonies reminded us of the origins and greatness of America. No matter where in the world our ancestors came from, we today are almost invariably better off because they came to America. Independence Day signified much more than one country announcing its independence from another on July 4, 1776. It represented a new form of government — freer and more accountable to its own people than the monarchies common around the world for centuries. What happened in America did not...
  • Fourth of July: American dream never meant government largesse

    07/04/2016 11:22:29 AM PDT · by Retain Mike · 3 replies
    Oregonian ^ | July 4, 2016 | Nolan Nelson
    Oregonian By Letters to the editor on July 04, 2016 at 7:33 AM, updated July 04, 2016 at 7:34 AM Fourth of July: American dream never meant government largesse Fourth of July: On July 4, we recognize the Declaration of Independence, which defines the American dream as inalienable natural rights including life, liberty, and the pursuit of happiness. The Constitution establishes a government to secure those rights by promoting the general welfare and the blessings of liberty. Whatever the Constitution further defines relies upon natural human rights independent of and superior to any government construction. They are intangible property sourced...
  • Independence Day Thoughts

    07/04/2016 9:15:04 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 16 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | July 4, 2016 | John Nantz
    The Fourth of July, for most Americans, is a day filled with the comforts that a youthful summer eagerly supplies in golden hues and generous heat. New flags flash proudly with crisp red and white stripes--beaming stars on a field of blue; an undulating, living object caught and writhing between the playful fingers of summer's capricious breeze. Kids bound outdoors filled with the giggling beams of the sun's boiling disc and tantalized by the sizzling, uniquely American delicacies cooking on dad's carefully stoked charcoal grill. But, all of this summer glee exists because of ancient parchment dry as an autumn...
  • Sarah Palin: LET FREEDOM RING!

    07/04/2016 7:41:56 AM PDT · by Resettozero · 9 replies
    Conservatives4Palin.com ^ | July 4, 2016 | Sarah Palin
    Let the whole world know that today's worth celebrating! We declare that nothing will ever destroy America as we affirm the dedication and tenacious efforts of the Patriots of 1776. Our responsibility today is protecting what freedom fighters bequeathed us - what our veterans live and die for - as their sacrifice gifted us the greatest nation on earth. They knew this beautiful experiment called "America" would succeed only if we'd keep on fighting for what's right. United, let us again proclaim independence from fallible man's constructs and seek the Providence that enlightened our forefathers. Today we must each do...
  • Happy Birthday, America

    07/04/2016 6:19:38 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 8 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | July 4, 2016 | Rich Galen
    NOTE: This is a once-in-a-while reprise of a column first written in 2009.If you've ever watched PBS on July 4th, you know that, since 1981your local affiliate has probably broadcast the "Capitol Fourth" program which is the concert on the West Lawn of the U.S. Capitol followed by the fireworks which are beyond the Washington Monument on the far end of the Smithsonian Mall. Our first Fourth of July in Washington, DC was in 1978. The woman who would become the Mullings Director of Standards & Practices and I took our son, Reed, then a little over two-years-old, to the...
  • It Took 240 Years But Now Even the Brits Understand Independence Day

    07/04/2016 6:07:08 AM PDT · by NOBO2012 · 4 replies
    Michelle Obama's Mirror ^ | 7-4-2016 | MOTUS
    Like all of your favorite radio/teevee hosts I’m doing a “best of” today. I hope you enjoy my 2016 4th of July retrospective: Happy Birthday America!From 2010: Quis custodiet ipsos custodes? These founding documents were designed and declared with full knowledge of human nature and complete understanding of the soul’s tendencies. The result was the formation of a more perfect union which has stood the test of time in no small part due to the wisdom of these founders who crafted a near sacred separation of powers within the government they created.  Let us honor their courage, their genius...
  • Catholic Caucus: Daily Mass Readings, 07-04-16 Independence Day

    07/03/2016 9:55:23 PM PDT · by Salvation · 34 replies
    USCCB.org/RNAB ^ | 07-04-16 | Revised New American Bible
    July 4, 2016 Monday of the Fourteenth Week in Ordinary Time Reading 1 Hos 2:16, 17c-18, 21-22 Thus says the LORD:I will allure her;I will lead her into the desertand speak to her heart.She shall respond there as in the days of her youth,when she came up from the land of Egypt. On that day, says the LORD,She shall call me “My husband,”and never again “My baal.” I will espouse you to me forever:I will espouse you in right and in justice,in love and in mercy;I will espouse you in fidelity,and you shall know the LORD. Responsorial Psalm Ps...
  • FReeper Canteen ~ Independence Day ~ July 4th, 1776 ~ 04 July 2016

    07/03/2016 4:59:47 PM PDT · by Kathy in Alaska · 114 replies
    HAPPY BIRTHDAY, AMERICA!! | The Canteen Crew
    The FReeper Canteen Presents... ~ Independence Day, July 4, 1776 ~ Preamble to the Declaration of Independence We hold these truths to be self-evident, that all men are created equal, that they are endowed, by their Creator, with certain unalienable Rights, that among these are Life, Liberty, and the pursuit of Happiness. That to secure these rights, Governments are instituted among Men, deriving their just powers from the consent of the governed, That whenever any Form of Government becomes destructive of these ends, it is the Right of the People to alter or abolish it, and to institute new...
  • Happy Independence from ?? Day

    07/03/2016 1:13:07 PM PDT · by DanMiller · 4 replies
    Dan Miller's Blog ^ | July 3, 2016 | Dan Miller
    How will Obama tell us to celebrate Independence Day tomorrow? Will He speak of Independence from The Dead Constitution? Independence from Islamophobia, or perhaps Independence for Safe Space Demanders? Let's get ready to celebrate our own Independence Day tomorrow and then on November 8th.https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=2-Be9f7Ovgg Some get it, some don't. Oh well. What difference does it make, Now? What difference will it make as Bill Whittle's young American Fascists become government officials and increase their authority over us? We need to keep that from happening. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=VeEPSjOBzRA As Stephen Kruiser wrote at PJ Media, our great lefty "journalists" had to get into the game. One complained...
  • The Leave Campaign of 1776 Reverberates to This Day

    07/03/2016 12:25:05 PM PDT · by Kaslin · 1 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | July 3, 2016 | Jeff Jacoby
    Great Britain’s vote last month to exit the European Union has been widely described as the country's most consequential decision in decades. But its significance is paltry compared to that of history's original "Leave" resolution, the 240th anniversary of which Americans commemorate this Fourth of July.The unanimous vote in the Second Continental Congress, which affirmed that "these united colonies are and of right ought to be free and independent states ... absolved from all allegiance to the British Crown," was the most far-reaching political event of the 18th century. John Adams, writing from Philadelphia to his wife Abigail, called the vote not...
  • 3 reasons the American Revolution was a Mistake

    07/03/2016 10:50:12 AM PDT · by GuavaCheesePuff · 107 replies
    Vox ^ | July 1, 2016 | Dylan Matthews
    This July 4, let's not mince words: American independence in 1776 was a monumental mistake. We should be mourning the fact that we left the United Kingdom, not cheering it. Of course, evaluating the wisdom of the American Revolution means dealing with counterfactuals. As any historian would tell you, this is a messy business. We obviously can't be entirely sure how America would have fared if it had stayed in the British Empire longer, perhaps gaining independence a century or so later, along with Canada. But I'm reasonably confident a world in which the revolution never happened would be better...
  • The American Flag, Symbol of Freedom

    07/02/2016 11:50:42 AM PDT · by Sean_Anthony · 5 replies
    Canada Free Press ^ | 07/02/16 | Dr. Ileana Johnson Paugh
    On Independence Day, remember and pray for all American patriots, American soldiers, and American heroes who sacrificed their freedoms and gave their lives The American flag has been a symbol of pride, of hope, of freedom, of liberation, of exceptionalism, of courage, of inspiration, of strength, and of power. It pains me to see anti-American elements, the enemies of freedom, Islamists, communists, and other traitors burn it, trample it, tear it, trash it, and do unspeakable things to it. Our Stars and Stripes must be properly folded, stored, and disposed of. Yet the Rhode Island Veterans cemetery where Stan Sniezyk’s...
  • Lots of Fourth of July/Independence Day links

    07/02/2016 6:25:19 AM PDT · by harpygoddess · 1 replies
    VA Viper ^ | 07/02/2016 | HarpyGoddess
    Want some inspiration? Read Lincoln's 1858 speech on the meaning of Independence Day: "Let us stick to it then. Let us stand firmly by it then." More excellent speeches from Coolidge (1926) and Reagan (1986). When in the course of human events... here's the full text of the Declaration of Independence. The 7 most bad-ass founding fathers, 5 forgotten founding fathers, and 4 more. Journal of the American Revolutions' 10 Myths for the Fourth of July and Breaking News From 1776: First News Reports of Independence. Lots more.
  • The 4th of July in Neverland

    07/02/2016 4:36:40 AM PDT · by NOBO2012
    Michelle Obama's Mirror ^ | 7-2-2016 | MOTUS
    In case you were wondering if there was any impact of top ranked universities dropping the requirement that history majors study U.S. history:Apparently, yes. Sadly, non-history majors know even less.God bless America - we’re going to need it with this, the most expensively non-educated generation ever to emerge from the hallowed halls of America’s propagandist system.As long as you get them while they’re still young:The Peter Pan generation can’t be duct taped soon enoughWelcome to the 4th of July in Neverland, where the word “independence” no longer exists.The Millennial Anthem: “run, run, lost boy,they say to me; away from all...
  • Media reaction to speech by Independence Day’s President Whitmore is spot on

    07/01/2016 6:24:09 PM PDT · by Sean_Anthony · 11 replies
    Canada Free Press ^ | 07/01/16 | Robert Laurie
    President Whitmore is a globalist, humanist, anti-alien, misogynist, who needs to be impeached immediately. Oh, and he's obviously part of the Illuminati You may have already seen the following clip, but it’s 4th of July weekend and I thought I’d share it for those who haven’t. It’s the Friday before a holiday, so let’s have a little fun. The question is this: What if Independence Day’s President Whitmore gave his rousing rally-the-troops speech today? How would the media react? The answer is hilarious, terrifyingly accurate, an astute indictment of the way the modern media machine works.
  • Ashamed to be an American? Towns crack down on American pride

    07/01/2016 8:15:06 AM PDT · by AngelesCrestHighway · 65 replies
    Fox News ^ | 07/01/16 | Todd Starnes
    The Star-Spangled Banner survived the rocket’s red glare and bombs bursting in air – only to face a modern-day threat – silly town ordinances and petty bureaucrats. I’m not sure if it’s an epidemic of anti-American nincompoopery sweeping across the fruited plain or if it’s a general lack of common sense. Maybe it’s both. I’ll let you be the judge of that.
  • ***THE OFFICIAL FRIDAY SILLINESS THREAD***

    07/01/2016 5:49:47 AM PDT · by Lucky9teen · 56 replies
    Happy Independence Day Weekend Extravaganza And in honor of the holiday, I encourage independent "free for all" silliness! America!!
  • Buttons and Bows – redux

    07/01/2016 5:47:22 AM PDT · by NOBO2012 · 6 replies
    Michelle Obama's Mirror ^ | 7-1-2-16 | MOTUS
    Apropos of nothing, other than a comment yesterday regarding Lady M’s proclivity for large bows, I’m doing a holiday weekend re-run of this Buttons and Bows post from 2011. It seems a long time ago doesn’t it? Who’d of thunk at the time that this was as good as it was going to get?Any-hoo, if nothing else I think you’ll enjoy the Wons’ do-si-do dance steps. Welcome to the not-yet-way-back-enough machine.ORIGINALLY POSTED SEPTEMBER 12, 2011 It is amazing isn’t it, Lady M”s special gift? She can lighten the mood of any event. Take yesterday for example. What would have been...