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  • Should Black Americans Celebrate Independence Day? [VIDEO]

    07/10/2014 1:10:10 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 17 replies
    NewsOne for Black America ^ | July 3, 2014 | Staff
    (VIDEO-AT-LINK) Since the American colonies declared independence from Great Britain in 1776, there have been questions of what that independence means for America’s black citizens. As early as 1781, states were officially observing Independence Day – a full 82 years before Lincoln would issue the Emancipation Proclamation and 85 years before the last slaves were freed in Galveston, Texas. Abolitionist and former slave Frederick Douglass was asked to speak at an Independence Day celebration in 1852 at Rochester’s Corinthian Hall. In a time when most other blacks were still not free, he gave the speech - though it may not...
  • U-S-A, U-S-A, U-S-A

    07/07/2014 12:08:56 PM PDT · by Academiadotorg · 5 replies
    Accuracy in Academia ^ | July 4, 2014 | Malcolm A. Kline
    It is good to remember, at least once a year, that Independence Day is more than an old movie with Will Smith. “The enemy fleet was nearing Philadelphia,” Bob Morrison, a senior fellow at the Family Research Council writes. “Many delegates to the Continental Congress knew that if they were arrested, they would be tried for treason against the British Crown.” “The punishment for treason was hanging, drawing and quartering. Massachusetts’ Samuel Adams was not afraid. He moved that the delegates pray for God’s protection and guidance. But we are not all of one denomination, responded the devout young New...
  • Washington's First Fourth

    07/05/2014 4:40:26 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 12 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | July 5, 2014 | John Ransom
    Before he was America’s first president, George Washington was a spy and a soldier, serving on America’s frontier. His spying activities in advance of the French and Indian War brought him a national reputation and helped precipitate that great war. The reputation he built then secured a military command for him in that war which would eventually lead to international acclaim as America’s first commander-in-chief. In the year of 1753, French soldiers marched south from Canada into an area where claims of sovereignty between France and England were in dispute. This area is roughly where Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania is now located...
  • 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...
  • The Revolutionary War: By The Numbers

    07/04/2014 5:16:00 PM PDT · by nickcarraway · 11 replies
    Jalopnik ^ | July 4th, 1776
    As we celebrate the 4th of July let's take a moment to reflect on the enormous cost, in lives and treasure, that it took us to earn our independence. •8.37 years was how long the war lasted •80,000 militia and Continental Army soldiers served at the height of the war •56,000 British soldiers fought at the height of the war •30,000 German mercenaries known as Hessians fought for Britain during the war •55,000 Americans served as privateers during the war •25,000 Revolutionary Soldiers died during the war •8,000 Revolutionary Soldiers died from wounds inflicted during battle •17,000 Revolutionary Soldiers died...
  • The Forgotten Flag of the American Revolution and What It Means

    07/04/2014 7:53:48 AM PDT · by rktman · 39 replies
    nationalreview.com ^ | 7/4/2014 | 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 in Philadelphia, when George Washington and others, meeting under...
  • 10 Things You Should Know About the American Founding

    07/04/2014 2:57:07 PM PDT · by NYer · 23 replies
    Catholic World Report ^ | July 4, 2014 | Bradley J. Birzer
    On this Fourth of July, 238 years after Congress declared independence from the British Empire through the Declaration of Independence, it’s well worth reminding ourselves of a number of things about the Founding era. In 1776, numerous individuals, families, committees, congregations, localities, and states had already proclaimed their independence, and almost no remaining imperial structure could continue to operate with any legitimacy in what would very soon become 13 states.  By the very beginning of July of 1776, it became clear that members of Congress would have to catch up quickly to the more activist localities if they hoped to...
  • Freeper Canteen - Independence Day Weekend Music - July 5th 2014

    07/04/2014 5:57:58 PM PDT · by AZamericonnie · 242 replies
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  • California citizen militia units joining forces with Texas units to defend the border

    07/04/2014 3:25:57 PM PDT · by Jim Robinson · 320 replies
    July 4, 2014 | Jim Robinson
    Ok, this is just the germination of the plan. We have independent units from the Bolinas Border Patrol and the Central Valley Citizens militia joining forces with independent citizens militia units of Texas to defend our southern border in Texas, to protest Obama's lawless open borders policies and to rally support for Governor Perry to officially call out Guard units and Texas militia units at his disposal to defend the border!! Lawsuits will not cut it. The invasion is happening now. Action must be taken NOW!! FReepers, Patriots, Militia members: Prepare to answer the call!!
  • A 4th of July Meditation on the Paradox that Freedom can only exist within limits

    07/04/2014 3:41:45 AM PDT · by markomalley · 15 replies
    Archdiocese of Washington ^ | 7/3/2014 | Msgr. Charles Pope
    On the Fourth of July in the United States of America we celebrate freedom. In particular we celebrate freedom from tyranny, freedom from government that is not representative, and freedom from unchecked power and unaccountable sovereigns.Yet as Christians, we cannot overlook that there are ways of understanding freedom today that are distorted, exaggerated, and detached from a proper biblical, Christian, or Natural Law context. Many modern concepts of freedom treat it as somewhat of an abstraction.Yes,  many speak of freedom in the abstract and have a hard time nailing down the details. So let’s talk about some of the details.Most people...
  • Senator Jeff Sessions: On Immigration, It’s Time to Defend Americans

    07/04/2014 11:01:46 AM PDT · by lilyramone · 53 replies
    National Review ^ | July 3, 2014 | Sen. Jeff Sessions
    The chaos unfolding at the border demonstrates the catastrophic, real-world consequences of the president’s lawless conduct. For the last five years, with average household incomes falling and Americans being pushed out of the workforce, the president has been engaged in a sustained campaign to strip away Americans’ immigration protections. He has accomplished his aims: Interior removals have been cut by more than 40 percent. President Obama’s own former ICE director reported to the Los Angeles Times that “if you are a run-of-the-mill immigrant here illegally, your odds of getting deported are close to zero.”
  • Woo hoo!! Our 3rd quarter FReepathon is now underway!! [Thread IV]

    07/04/2014 10:31:11 AM PDT · by Jim Robinson · 164 replies
    Happy Independence Day, everyone!! Woo hoo!! Our 3rd quarter FReepathon is now underway!! FR is funded solely by contributions made by liberty loving people like you who enjoy and use it. We are beholden to no political party, no advertisers, no sugar daddies, no corporate string pullers, no government subsidies, no outside influences. We are user-funded, fiercely independent and enjoy our freedom to speak openly and plainly in the support of liberty. But we cannot exist without you. If you have not yet made your donation, today would be an excellent day to do so. Every donation counts no matter...
  • Those Blasted Presbyterians: Reflections on Independence Day

    07/04/2014 10:22:04 AM PDT · by ReformationFan · 15 replies
    The Chief End of Man ^ | 7-4-14 | Don Sweeting
    “We are subject to the men who rule over us, but subject only in the Lord. If they command anything against him, let us not pay the least regard to it.” Book Four, Calvin’s Institutes “I fix all the blame of these extraordinary proceedings upon the Presbyterians.” So one colonist loyal to King George wrote to friends in England. Around the same time, Horace Walpole spoke from the English House of Commons to report on these “extraordinary proceedings” in the colonies of the new world. “There is no good crying about the matter,” he said. “Cousin America has run off...
  • Google... true to form ..Celebrates...SELF

    07/04/2014 9:20:49 AM PDT · by MeshugeMikey · 164 replies
    MeshugeMikey ^ | July 4. 2014 | Self
    In Lieu of actually Honoring Our Nations Heritage the hacks at google have chosen to honor Google on this Independance Day!
  • Happy Fourth of July, America!

    07/04/2014 8:57:05 AM PDT · by KC_Lion · 16 replies
    Sarah's Facebook ^ | July 4th, 2014 | Sarah Palin
    Happy Fourth of July, America! Never forget what Thomas Jefferson called “the Spirit of 1776” – a sentiment rooted in the abiding belief that all men are created equal and desire freedom. Reagan invoked that same spirit in his famous speech “A Time for Choosing” when he urged us not to “abandon the American revolution and confess that a little intellectual elite in a far-distant capitol can plan our lives for us better than we can plan them ourselves.” Today and every day, let’s remember the “Spirit of 1776” and celebrate Independence, not government! May that love of liberty burn...
  • Is this our last Independence Day?

    07/04/2014 8:52:42 AM PDT · by Oldpuppymax · 34 replies
    Coach is Right ^ | 7/4/14 | Kevin "Coach" Collins
    We tried. We really did try as hard as we could. Over the past 238 years we have poured out the lives of generations of our young men and women to defend our liberties. We have willingly sacrificed our treasure and our tears fighting to keep the wolves of tranny away from our door. But unless we change course now we will die on the battlefield of Good versus Evil. Today we find ourselves looking more like the patriots who were overwhelmed at The Alamo and crushed at Corregidor, than the brave signers of our Declaration of Independence. Try as...
  • To Celebrate Independence Day, Good Morning America Features 'Talk Dirty' Rapper Derulo

    07/04/2014 6:30:31 AM PDT · by governsleastgovernsbest · 11 replies
    NewsBusters ^ | Mark Finkelstein
    So how did Good Morning America open its Fourth of July show today? Fighter-jet flyover? Small-town Independence Day parade? Inspiring video of America's beauty from sea to shining sea? Guess again. GMA featured rapper Jason Derulo [I never heard of him either], jet skiing past the Statue of Liberty. And which song did GMA place at the top of the list when it displayed a smartphone with Derulo's hits? Why, "Talk Dirty" [mistakenly entitled "Talking Dirty" by GMA]. A song so foul and misogynistic we couldn't possibly display the lyrics, but you can read them here [link] if you like....
  • The American Flag Daily: Independence Day

    07/04/2014 5:03:09 AM PDT · by Master Zinja · 3 replies
    The American Flag Daily ^ | July 4, 2014 | JasonZ
    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....
  • Fourth of July 2014: “A republic, Madam, if you can keep it.”

    07/04/2014 4:39:44 AM PDT · by NOBO2012 · 9 replies
    Michelle Obama's Mirror ^ | 7-4-2014 | MOTUS
    Well, I know someone who’s not invited to this year’s White House 4th of July BBQ: Consider this my contribution to your Independence Day celebration; somebody else can bring the baked beans this year. It’s obvious that Joanie is suicidal, most likely due to one too many face lifts. Butt as long as I’m covering things that are not true, I would like to point out that the rumor circulating about Big Guy visiting a Mosque on the 4th are likewise not true. As they say, good satire contains an element of truth, and great satire is totally believable.Now, back...
  • Boston Pops heard ’round the world via webcast [TONIGHT Thursday]

    07/03/2014 3:26:31 PM PDT · by SES1066 · 16 replies
    Boston Herald ^ | 07/02/14 | Jed Gottlieb
    Last year, Keith Lockhart found a silver lining when CBS pulled the plug on the national broadcast of the Fourth of July Boston Pops Fireworks Spectacular: creative control. This week, Lockhart is asserting that control with the first-ever Pops-directed webcast of the Independence Day extravaganza. Locally, WBZ will carry the TV broadcast; globally, fans can catch the live stream on bostonpopsjuly4th.org or cbsboston.com.
  • Watching The Revolution Unfold on Independence Day

    07/03/2014 6:39:11 AM PDT · by Sean_Anthony · 10 replies
    Canada Free Press ^ | 07/03/14 | Judi McLeod
    With no Paul Revere to send out the warning bells, Independence Day 2014 progresses as the one in which a rogue U.S. president is lighting the match to toss into the dry tinder box called ‘The U.S.A Without Borders’.
  • Responsibility and Freedom

    07/03/2014 4:32:33 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 4 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | July 3, 2014 | Jackie Gingrich Cushman
    We declared our independence from Great Britain 238 years ago this week. It was a declaration long in coming, brought about by the overreaching rule of King George III and Britain's insistence on taxation without representation. The taxation began in the 1760s, the Boston Massacre occurred in 1770, the Boston Tea Party in 1993 and the Battles of Lexington and Concord in April of 1775. Patrick Henry's call to action, "Give me liberty or give me death," was the first strong public statement that, if we were to be free, if we were to have liberty, then we would have...
  • This 4th of July, Forget the Fireworks, Safely fire Your Weapons Instead: 1776 Protest

    07/03/2014 4:31:50 AM PDT · by xzins · 80 replies
    Vanity ^ | 3 July 14 | Xzins
    Obviously, the safety issue is very important. But, I don't know a single gun owner who doesn't know when and where he/she can safely fire their weapons. Why do it? 1. America’s revolution was an armed revolution -- and not a fireworks display -- that led to the freedom of this nation. People died. People gave 'their lives, their fortunes, and their sacred honor.' 2. Fireworks are nice, pretty, a crowd pleaser. And, for a country that understands their past, present, and future freedom, fireworks are a good reminder. When our own Veterans Administration can't remember that "Independence Day" is...
  • Driving the American Dream

    07/03/2014 4:26:55 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 6 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | July 3, 2014 | Marco Rubio
    As we gather with family and friends this week to mark the Fourth of July, let us keep in mind the defining value that sets this nation apart – the founding principle that stands as our greatest cause for pride and celebration: that every American deserves an equal opportunity to achieve a happy and fulfilling life. Equality of opportunity is the driving force behind the American Dream. Yet while this Dream was born on a July day in 1776, one of its greatest strides toward full realization came on a July day in 1964. The enactment of the Civil...
  • VA Calendar Lists Wrong Date For Independence Day

    07/03/2014 4:06:48 AM PDT · by Iron Munro · 17 replies
    Tampa Bay Times ^ | July 2, 2014 | William R. Levesque
    Attention, veterans: Ignore your 2014 Department of Veterans Affairs calendar. Independence Day does not fall on July 3 this year. About 357,000 VA calendars given to veterans across most of Florida, southern Georgia and Puerto Rico mistakenly label Thursday, July 3, as Independence Day and remind veterans that VA outpatient clinics are closed today for the holiday. Apologies to the Founding Fathers. The Fourth of July still falls on July 4. So VA clinics actually will be closed Friday, not today. A VA spokeswoman said the error was not noticed by agency proofreaders before the calendar went to the printer...
  • The American Flag: 'A Threat'?

    07/01/2014 9:25:55 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 54 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | July 1, 2014 | Chuck Norris
    It's the very symbol of patriotism -- Old Glory, as William Driver, a 19th-century American sea captain, nicknamed it. But even as we close in on Independence Day, more and more people across the country are calling the American flag a threat and inappropriate home garnishing. A week ago, the landlord of a Texas man called the American flag "a threat to the Muslim community" and ordered him to remove it from his home, according to KHOU-TV. Duy Tran said the Stars and Stripes means a lot to him. Posting the flag was the least he could do, he said,...
  • Refuse an alcohol breath test July 4? Expect to give blood

    06/30/2014 10:53:41 AM PDT · by Enlightened1 · 28 replies
    KVAL ^ | 06/25/14 | Chris Liedle
    EUGENE, Ore. - If you refuse to take an alcohol breath test this Fourth of July weekend, be prepared to give blood. Eugene, Springfield and Oregon State police plan a "No Refusal Weekend" over the Independence Day holiday. Police plan to work in coordination with prosecutors and judges to quickly obtain "blood draw warrants" for drivers who refuse blood alcohol content testing.
  • Oh, Founding Fathers

    06/30/2014 5:50:18 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 5 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | June 30, 2014 | Terry Paulson
    In Oh, God, that engaging and thought-provoking comedy, John Denver played the part of a grocery store manager who was visited by God in the form of George Burns, as a senior citizen with an attitude. His mission was to change the world. Approaching July 4th, permit me to imagine a similar encounter with some Founding Fathers. After reading one of my columns, they come to help me do a better job of saving our country from debt, dependence and eventual tyranny. Paulson: "Why are you coming to me? I just write a column. Why don't you show up...
  • Hamas Marks Independence Day with Genocide Video

    05/06/2014 6:30:11 PM PDT · by Nachum · 4 replies
    inn ^ | 5/6/14 | Dali Halevi and Elad Benari
    Hamas gave Israel a “gift” on its Independence Day on Tuesday, in the form of a video calling for genocide of Israelis. The animated video, released by Hamas’s so-called “military wing”, the Al-Kassam Brigades, called for resistance and for committing genocide against Jews living in Israel in order to “free Palestine”. The song in the video was to the tune of the Israeli national anthem, Hatikvah, which means “the hope” in Hebrew. The Arabic words of the song twisted that message, warning that it is “the end of the hope” for Israel, that Israel was doomed, and that Jerusalem will...
  • Scent of a Woman star James Rebhorn dies, aged 65

    03/23/2014 11:12:35 AM PDT · by EveningStar · 43 replies
    Digital Spy ^ | March 23, 2014 | Ben Lee
    James Rebhorn has died at the age of 65. The veteran character actor passed away at his home on Friday afternoon (March 21). Rebhorn is known for starring in Scent of a Woman opposite Al Pacino as Mr Trask and Independence Day as Secretary of Defense Albert Nimziki.
  • The 4th Of July and Why we need to boldy fight for religious freedom

    07/05/2012 5:13:37 PM PDT · by Salvation · 4 replies
    Archdiocese of Washington ^ | July 4, 2012 | Msgr. Charles Pope
    The 4th Of July and Why we need to boldy fight for religious freedomBy: Msgr. Charles Pope It is the Fourth of July and a day to reflect on Liberty, on Freedom. And yet many today have concerns that their freedom is being eroded by increasing and over-reaching governmental intrusion.And, while as Catholics steeped in the moral vision of the Scriptures and Tradition we seek to balance individual rights and the common good, we do rightly have concerns that one of our most fundamental rights recognized in the very First Amendment is being threatened by an unprecedented mandate that...
  • Those who seek to eliminate faith for the sake of freedom, get only tyranny

    07/04/2013 12:57:25 PM PDT · by NYer · 7 replies
    Archdiocese of Washington ^ | July 3, 2013 | Msgr. Charles Pope
    On the Fourth of July, in the United States of America we celebrate freedom. In particular we celebrate freedom from tyranny, and a government that is not representative; freedom from unchecked power and unaccountable sovereigns.Distorted and faithless notions - Yet, as Christians we cannot overlook that there are ways of understanding freedom today that are distorted, exaggerated and detached from a proper context. Many modern concepts of freedom treat freedom as something that faith limits, not enhances.Alexis De Tocqueville said Liberty cannot be established without morality, nor morality without faith. In America today we are seeing the erosion of all...
  • Black mobs go 'bang' on July 4th (Dozens of episodes of gang violence documented)

    07/10/2013 8:39:16 AM PDT · by Perseverando · 18 replies
    WND ^ | July 09, 2013 | Colin Flaherty
    With dozens of episodes of black mob violence in more than 15 cities over the Fourth of July, it is tempting to start with Chicago. Chicago was the site of several cases of black mob violence during the holiday fireworks, which city officials and local media downplayed or ignored. But the real story this year is not just that black mob violence is raging in places like Baltimore, Philadelphia, Chicago, New York, Detroit, Cleveland, Atlanta and St. Louis. But racial violence is also striking smaller places like Greensboro, Buffalo, Wilkes-Barre, Tulsa, Cedar Rapids, Seaside Heights, Memphis, Fredericksburg, Uniondale, Fall River,...
  • Fox & Friends: When Sam Adams Can't Mention God In 4th Of July Beer Ad, 'The Terrorists Have Won'

    07/06/2013 2:11:28 PM PDT · by EveningStar · 64 replies
    Mediaite ^ | July 5, 2013 | Matt Wilstein
    The morning after Independence Day, Fox & Friends' fill-in hosts examined a 4th of July beer had that apparently has drawn the ire of some God-loving American conservatives. The commercial, played in its entirely on Fox, shows a bartender quoting the Declaration of Independence while pouring a Sam Adams. The problem? He neglects to mention that Americans' "unalienable rights" were "endowed by their creator." As host Clayton Morris explained, Sam Adams was simply obeying the the Beer Institute's guidelines on not using religion in commercials ... Jesse Watters wasn't quite so understanding. "When political correctness takes over the beer advertising...
  • Samuel Adams ad (Vanity)

    07/04/2013 7:42:07 PM PDT · by null and void · 19 replies
    7/4/13 | nully
    Why did we name our beer Samuel Adams? He signed the Declaration of Independence, etc., etc., etc. Tag line: We're AMERICANS, we BOW to no KING!
  • Sam Adams "Independence" Beer Commercial

    07/01/2013 10:14:49 AM PDT · by Obadiah · 102 replies
    Self ^ | 7/1/2013 | Obadiah
    This weekend I saw a commercial for Sam Adams beer that upset me. The commercial is called "Independence". It featers a guy ostensibly quoting the Declaration of Independence, except he deliberately omits a key phrase (just like Obama). Have you seen this commercial? Did you catch what was deliberately omitted?
  • These morons gave us Obama and are too stupid to realize how screwed they are

    07/06/2013 1:14:27 PM PDT · by Oldpuppymax · 34 replies
    Coach is Right ^ | 7/6/13 | Kevin "Coach" Collins
    Watch as a bunch of drooling half-witted college students proudly display their ignorance of why we celebrate Independence Day. They seem to be trying to prove how Un-Old-White-Man they are by laughing at questions about American history because “it’s meaningless dude.” These morons worked and voted for their own enslavement under the reign of “Cool King Barack” and have no idea who King George was. Let’s hope they enjoy it.
  • What Independence Day Looks Like In Liberal Land...

    07/05/2013 9:56:17 AM PDT · by The Looking Spoon · 23 replies
    The Looking Spoon ^ | 7-5-13 | The Looking Spoon
    Ok, so I don't know if it came from a liberal town or not, but if I was a betting man...
  • Obama: "Grab a Mop. We’ve Created Quite a Mess Here"

    07/05/2013 7:50:56 AM PDT · by NOBO2012 · 14 replies
    Michelle Obama's Mirror ^ | 7-5-2013 | MOTUS
    The sequester cutbacks forced us to close the Big White to tours for school kids and people from flyover states. Butt thankfully we found enough money in the budget to host our annual Fourth of July party, concert and fireworks display in honor of Wee Won One’s 15th birthday party. (aka “Independence Day” in flyover) In order to avoid partisan criticism, we had to invite 1200 members of the military and their families to celebrate America’s 237th birthday along with WWO’s 15th. Fortunately we have now perfected the art of doing our photo ops in 10 minutes or less:   ...
  • Red, Divided And Blue Fly This Independence Day

    07/05/2013 3:28:57 AM PDT · by Biggirl · 8 replies
    National Journal ^ | July 5, 2013 | Ronald Brownstein
    It seems entirely revealing, if dispiriting, that the days before the July Fourth holiday showed Red America and Blue America pulling apart at an accelerating rate. Of all of our national holidays, Independence Day is the one most intimately rooted in our common history and shared experience. Yet this year it arrives against a background of polarization, separation, and confrontation in the states and Washington alike. With municipal politics as the occasional exception, the pattern of solidifying agreement within the parties—and widening disagreement between them—is dominating our decisions at every level.
  • Old Timey Photos - Early 20th Century ... 4th of July Pageant in Jerusalem

    07/04/2013 4:43:39 PM PDT · by DogByte6RER · 11 replies
    Retronaut ^ | Early 20th Century | Retronaut
    Early 20th Century: 4th July pageant, Jerusalem
  • 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:
  • Prager University: 4th of July Seder With the PolitiChicks!

    07/04/2013 3:01:35 PM PDT · by ReformationFan · 6 replies
    Politichicks and Prager University ^ | 6-30-13 | Dennis Prager
    Classic episode of PolitiChicks, based on Dennis Prager University’s “Renew Your Vows” on the 4th of July. Featuring your PolitiChicks cast with Morgan Brittany, Dr. Gina Loudon, Ann-Marie Murrell, Sonnie Johnson and some young friends. Produced by Beverly Zaslow, directed by Luke Livingston and casting/set design/everything else, Jo Anne Livingston. ”For many, the Fourth of July is a day for barbecues, baseball and fireworks. The ritual ceremony performed in this episode of PolitiChicks is designed to help us remember every year what the Fourth of July is really about, and to remind ourselves how fortunate we all are to be...
  • Frederick Douglass - The Hypocrisy of American Slavery

    07/04/2013 12:55:38 PM PDT · by Osage Orange · 35 replies
    The History Place ^ | 07-04-13 | Rich Lowry
    The History Place - Great Speeches Collection Frederick Douglass - The Hypocrisy of American Slavery Frederick Douglass (1817-1895) was the best known and most influential African American leader of the 1800s. He was born a slave in Maryland but managed to escape to the North in 1838. He traveled to Massachusetts and settled in New Bedford, working as a laborer to support himself. In 1841, he attended a convention of the Massachusetts Antislavery Society and quickly came to the attention of its members, eventually becoming a leading figure in the New England antislavery movement. In 1845, Douglass published his autobiography,...
  • A Perfectly Natural July 4th

    07/04/2013 11:24:42 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 4 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | July 4, 2013 | Paul Kengor
    <p>Will you be celebrating Natural Law this July 4th? You should be. Your Founding Fathers did.</p> <p>In declaring their independence and asserting their God-given rights, the Founding Fathers—particularly the pen of Thomas Jefferson—acknowledged the “Laws of Nature and Nature’s God.”</p>
  • Happy Independence Day!! [FReepathon thread III]

    07/04/2013 11:15:34 AM PDT · by Jim Robinson · 744 replies
    Freedom!! It's what we're fighting for. Never give in, never give up, never surrender!! We are the resistance!! And as you all know, FR is funded solely by the donations provided by the people who love and use it. We accept no advertising or corporate sponsors. We sell no merchandise or memberships. We are not a 501c and are not subsidized by the government. It's just us INDEPENDENT freedom loving citizens exercising our first amendment rights free of any political party, government or outside influences. So please keep those donations coming in folks. With Obama's government pulling out all stops...
  • 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...
  • American Exceptionalism: Pomp and Parade

    07/04/2013 9:56:20 AM PDT · by JERussell · 9 replies
    As Americans, our foundings should tug at our very souls and remind us who we are, and better yet, who we should strive to be.
  • Rich Lowry on Frederick Douglass

    07/04/2013 8:46:58 AM PDT · by National Review · 4 replies
    National Review ^ | July 4, 2013 | National Review
    Frederick Douglass, Self-Made Man The former slave reminds us of our July Fourth task: “Cling to this day.” By Rich Lowry Frederick Douglass gave one of the great July Fourth orations in American history. Speaking in Rochester, N.Y., in 1852, he hailed the accomplishments and ideals of the Founders, before denouncing the nation’s departures from the faith of the Declaration of Independence with the righteousness and fury of an Old Testament prophet.
  • Washington's First Fourth

    07/04/2013 8:38:26 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 5 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | July 4, 2013 | John Ransom
    The governor of Virginia, Robert Dinwiddie, chose 21 year-old George Washington to trek 400 miles into the frontier to deliver to the French a demand to leave the disputed area or face the prospect of war with colonial America and England.  Washington also went to gather intelligence on the way, as there was little doubt that England and America hoped to pick a fight as much as the French did. We know quite a lot about what happened on this expedition because Washington kept a diary that was later published. According to the diary, Washington took with him Jacob Braum,...