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  • 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 ^ | 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 ^ | 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,...
  • July 4, 1940 - Churchill's Finest Hour?

    07/04/2013 8:36:46 AM PDT · by Dansong · 25 replies
    The Providence Journal ^ | 07-04-2013 | Daniel F. Harrington
    July 4, 1940 — Churchill’s finest hour? DANIEL F. HARRINGTON On July 4, 1940, Winston Churchill stood before Parliament and delivered stunning news about the horrible events that had occurred the night before; events he himself put in motion. The new prime minister received his first standing ovation since assuming Britain’s highest post just two months before. The recognition brought tears to his eyes, though the news itself was sufficiently tragic to produce tears without the ovation. So what exactly did Churchill announce that fateful day? To understand what our English cousin did (Churchill was half-American by birth; his mother...
  • Name of National Holiday Changed (Vanity)

    07/04/2013 8:25:33 AM PDT · by Still Thinking · 6 replies
    The name of the holiday celebrated each year on July 4th will in the future be "Dependence Day". As time has passed, we have become wiser, and apologize for our previous hubris and dedication to such foolish ideals as freedom, liberty, and the idea of a republic. We're very sorry. [/lib mode]
  • A Canadian Protests: The Declaration is not entirely accurate, but the Founders had the right idea

    07/04/2013 7:01:09 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 18 replies
    National Review ^ | 07/04/2013 | Conrad Black
    The last thing I would wish to do, as a Canadian and also as a British citizen, is dispute the worthiness of celebrating the Declaration of Independence on the Fourth of July. It is not in that spirit, but in the pursuit of historical accuracy, that I gently remind some readers of what that Declaration actually tells us. Poor old King George III — Farmer George, a stubborn, not overly intelligent person who was intermittently mad as a result of porphyria — was certainly a limited man, but was not a bad man. Yet he is denounced in the most...
  • Red, White and You

    07/04/2013 5:14:37 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 37 replies ^ | July 4, 2013 | Jackie Gingrich Cushman
    This week we celebrate the Fourth of July, the day that our founders declared their independence from Great Britain. This declaration action came after a long history of imposition by King George III. While it might seem as though this is ancient history, there are applicable lessons to remember today. "We hold these truths to be self-evident," the document begins, "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...
  • The Basement Shelf - For Independence Day

    07/04/2013 4:53:40 AM PDT · by ct_libertarian · 3 replies
    Papa Possum's New World Nursery Rhymes ^ | 07/04/2013 | Papa Possum
    For your consideration this July 4th, Papa Possum's latest "The Basement Shelf"
  • The PERFECT 4th of July Movie for Democrats...

    07/03/2013 5:15:23 PM PDT · by The Looking Spoon · 12 replies
    The Looking Spoon ^ | 7-3-13 | The Looking Spoon
  • Happy 237th birthday, America (FOR GOD AND COUNTRY)

    07/03/2013 11:00:24 AM PDT · by Perseverando · 5 replies
    WND ^ | July 02, 2013 | Jerry Newcombe
    Exclusive: Jerry Newcombe stresses founders' reverence for Creator-endowed rights Here’s a trivia question for you. The Statue of Liberty holds a torch in one hand. What is she holding in the other? It looks like a book, in tablet form. The answer is the Declaration of Independence, since the tablet is engraved with July 4, 1776, in Roman numerals. The great British writer G.K. Chesterton once said, “America is the only nation in the world that is founded on a creed. That creed is set forth with dogmatic and even theological lucidity in the Declaration of Independence.” Two hundred thirty...
  • 4th of July Playlist (What are the best patriotic songs?)

    07/03/2013 8:42:43 AM PDT · by NotYourAverageDhimmi · 75 replies
    July 3, 2013 | Self
    Other than the obvious American patriotic songs like "The Star-Spangled Banner" or "America the Beautiful" what are some other great American patriotic songs that could go on a 4th of July playlist?
  • Gratitude

    07/02/2013 6:48:11 AM PDT · by National Review · 19 replies
    National Review ^ | July 2, 2013 | National Review
    July 4 reminds us of all we have to be thankful for. By Mona Charen I feel a very unusual sensation — if it is not indigestion, I think it must be gratitude. — Benjamin Disraeli
 The very wise Yuval Levin, editor of National Affairs, describes the differing dispositions of liberals and conservatives this way: Liberals are moved by outrage at what is wrong with their society; conservatives feel gratitude for what is right.
  • Obama Spends $100M on African Trip But Cancels Marines' July 4th Fireworks

    07/01/2013 5:58:33 PM PDT · by george76 · 49 replies
    AP ^ | July 01, 2013
    Independence Day celebrations have been canceled at the Camp Lejeune Marine Corps Base and at the Army's Fort Bragg, both in North Carolina. The annual July Fourth celebration also has been scrapped at the Marine Corps Logistics Base in Albany, Ga. The reason is money — namely the lack of it.
  • Nancy Pelosi: On 4th of July, celebrate Obamacare

    06/27/2013 4:53:40 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 25 replies
    Because of Obamacare, the Fourth of July has taken on a whole new significance: not only do Americans celebrate the adoption of the Declaration of Independence, they also celebrate “health independence” delivered by the law. “Next week, when we celebrate Independence Day we’ll also be observing health independence,” Pelosi told reporters today, explaining that “this week marks one year since the Supreme Court upheld the Affordable Care Act. It captures the spirit of our founders,” she added, citing the Preamble to the Declaration of Independence.”So, we’ve had Social Security, Medicare, and now health independence, so that’s something our members will...
  • Fortnight for Freedom 2013 (June 21 to July 4)

    06/19/2013 6:22:54 AM PDT · by NYer · 8 replies
    Patheos ^ | May 15, 2013
    Fortnight for Freedom 2013 is around the corner!The Fortnight, which begins June 21 and ends July 4 is a call for both prayer and activity on behalf of our first American Freedom — Freedom of Religion.From the USCCB website: The Fortnight for Freedom, which we celebrated for the first time last year, takes place from June 21—the vigil of the Feasts of St. John Fisher and St. Thomas More—to July 4, Independence Day. Last year, we saw a great diversity of events promoting religious freedom across the country. In 2013, we face many challenges to religious liberty, including the August...
  • Dark Shadows

    12/04/2012 6:55:26 AM PST · by Kaslin · 7 replies ^ | December 4, 2012 | Cal Thomas
    The opening scene-setter for the 1996 film "Independence Day" might serve as a metaphor for what Egyptians could face if a draft constitution written by a panel dominated by Islamists and based on Sharia law wins approval in a referendum: "A loud rumble is heard. Suddenly, we are covered in darkness as the shadow engulfs us. Only the image of our Earth hangs in the air, until a huge silhouetted object suddenly blocks our view." Egypt could well embrace the dark side (to mix movie metaphors) and become the region's biggest force for extremism, just ahead of the Wahaabists in...
  • Will This Be America’s Last Independence Day?

    07/04/2012 11:58:31 AM PDT · by Hojczyk · 61 replies
    Gateway Pundit ^ | July 4,2012 | Jim Hoft
    How many of you out there today are asking the same question? Will today be America’s last Independence Day? After three and a half years of Barack Obama the economy is in ruins. The regulations more oppressive. The government is more intrusive. And the future looks bleak. Think of this – Just three and a half years ago– ** In President Bush’s last year in office, 2008, the deficit reached $459 billion. Today, for the third year in a row, the US deficit is over a trillion dollars (and Obama still says it’s Bush’s fault). This is after he promised...
  • Racial violence explodes in more states

    07/06/2012 7:36:00 AM PDT · by Perseverando · 39 replies
    WND ^ | July 5, 2012 | Colin Flaherty
    Dangerous and chaotic scenes rock cities on big holiday While most Americans were commemorating the nation’s birthday, racial violence, lawlessness and animosity marred Independence Day celebrations in Georgia, Florida, Ohio, California and Illinois. Chris Rock started the day off with a bang: “Happy white peoples Independence Day,” he tweeted. “The slaves weren’t free but I’m sure they enjoyed fireworks.” In Chicago, Ill., some were enjoying the celebration until they were set upon by a mob of dozens of black people intent on violence. One man was taken to the hospital, where he remains in good condition. Eleven black people were...
  • Independence Day 2012 (Oliver North)

    07/05/2012 2:22:20 PM PDT · by jazusamo · 10 replies
    Creators Syndicate ^ | July 6, 2012 | Oliver North
    PURCELLVILLE, Va. — As is our custom, millions of Americans celebrated Independence Day this year with family, friends and neighbors. Here in Purcellville, there was an old-fashioned parade down Main Street, followed by a barbecue, a church service to pray for our nation — and fireworks. For many here in Virginia, Maryland and the District of Columbia, it was also day five without electricity — and very hot. The hardships caused by last week's powerful storms and power outages are real. More than a dozen of our countrymen have died. The oppressive temperatures remind me that nearly halfway around...
  • What liberals watched on July 4th (pic)

    07/05/2012 9:57:52 AM PDT · by The Looking Spoon · 4 replies
    The Looking Spoon ^ | 7-5-12 | The Looking Spoon
  • Blast From Free Republics Past, Threads Posted On Sunday, July 04, 1999 9:30:38 PM

    07/04/2012 9:58:50 PM PDT · by OneVike · 21 replies
    Free Republic Archives ^ | 7/4/1999 | OneVike
    Take a trip down memory lane and see what Freepers were posting back on this day in 1999. You might be surprised by the headlines from 13 years ago. Bush was locking up the Republican nomination, and we had high hopes that he would defeat Al Gore in a landslide. I was not yet a Grandfather of 6, and my now 16 1/2 year old dog, Hershee, was a spry 3 year old inn her prime. What were you doing on July 4th 1999 at 9:30 PM? The links are broken due to the lawsuit Jim settled with the...
  • How to Celebrate the 4th of July - Read the Declaration

    07/04/2012 3:20:25 PM PDT · by GVnana · 12 replies
    Hillsdale College ^ | 7/4/2012 | Our Founders
    On July 4, Americans gather to celebrate our nation’s Independence at family gatherings, backyard barbecues, and firework displays. Often we do this without thinking of the meaning of this uniquely American holiday. For too long – from our classrooms to the halls of Congress - our Founders, the Declaration, and our Constitution have been forgotten or even willfully ignored. But 2012 must be different. This year, join with Hillsdale College in a simple – yet powerful – symbol of support for the principles of liberty. This 4th of July, Hillsdale College wants you to join with your friends, family, and...
  • Rabble in Arms - The Battlefields for Independence: Happy Birthday America

    07/04/2012 8:27:58 PM PDT · by maggiesnotebook · 5 replies
    Maggie's Notebook ^ | 7-4-12 | Maggie@MaggiesNotebook
    The battles for American independence began more than a year before the historic vote of the Colonies to declare independence from Britain. The British Army, along with their Navy and Marines had occupied Boston since 1768. The following are the battles fought before and after America actually had an official Army, rather than the magnificent "rabble" who accomplished so much, with so little. Below is the flavor of some of the most important battlefields. Happy Birthday America!Battles of Lexington and Concord, April 1775:Britain had a force of 1500, with 73 killed, 174 wounded, and 53 captured. U.S. Colonists had a...
  • Obama censors the Declaration of Independence

    07/04/2012 6:08:22 PM PDT · by rhema · 82 replies
    LifeSite News ^ | July 4, 2012 | PHYLLIS SCHLAFLY
    Who does President Barack Obama think he is that he can change the wording of the Declaration of Independence? Again and again he presumes to quote the great Declaration while making a significant change: he omits the word “Creator.” Americans know that the Declaration of Independence proclaims as a matter of fact that they “are endowed by their Creator with certain unalienable rights.” But when Obama recites this line, he omits the word “Creator.” Listen carefully to how Obama censors that famous line. Here are his own words: “all men are created equal, that each of us are endowed with...
  • What Do You Know About the Men Who Signed The Declaration of Independence

    07/04/2012 1:03:45 PM PDT · by OneVike · 10 replies
    GATE ^ | 7/4/2012 | Chuck Wolk
    by Chuck Have you ever wondered what the men who gave us our freedom from England went through to ensure we were free? Consider the way we have systematically destroyed everything they accomplished. After they had concluded their work on the Constitution, Benjamin Franklin walked outside and seated himself on a public bench. A woman approached him and inquired, "Well, Dr. Franklin, what have you done for us?" Franklin quickly responded, "My dear lady, we have given to you a Republic--if you can keep it." I offer the following to give you an idea of how hard these men...
  • Our FReepathon Independence Day Thread!!

    07/04/2012 12:17:36 PM PDT · by Jim Robinson · 495 replies
    Click here to pledge your support! ^ | Independence Day, 2012 | Jim Robinson
    <p>Praise God for his precious gift of freedom!!</p> <p>"The God who gave us life gave us Liberty!!"</p> <p>And our Founding Fathers fought off the tyrants of old and gave us Independence!!</p> <p>And in doing, so established the first and only nation on earth to formally recognize that we are all created equal by God and granted by Him certain unalienable rights, including the rights to Life, Liberty and the Pursuit of Happiness!!</p>
  • Ragged Old Flag

    07/04/2012 9:59:32 AM PDT · by AlmaKing · 6 replies
    Johnny Cash ^ | 7-4-12 | Johnny Cash
    "Ragged Old Flag" I walked through a county courthouse square On a park bench, an old man was sittin' there. I said, "Your old court house is kinda run down, He said, "Naw, it'll do for our little town". I said, "Your old flag pole is leaned a little bit, And that's a ragged old flag you got hangin' on it". He said, "Have a seat", and I sat down, "Is this the first time you've been to our little town" I said, "I think it is" He said "I don't like to brag, but we're kinda proud of That...
  • The Founders’ Vision is Still Alive this Independence Day if We Let it Happen

    07/04/2012 9:26:53 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 2 replies ^ | July 4, 2012 | Armstrong Williams
    On July 2nd, 1776, John Adams wrote his wife Abigail that July 2nd will be “celebrated, by succeeding generations, as the great anniversary festival” and that the celebration would include everything from bonfires, sports, fireworks, and a spirit of liberty throughout the land. What Adams did not know at the time was that although the date of his prediction was slightly off, his predictions of his great anniversary festival ring true today. Although the Continental Congress adopted The Declaration of Independence on July 4th, 1776, the actual vote for independence took place on July 2nd. Like Adams, many of these...
  • Gen. George Washington; the Original One Percenter?

    07/04/2012 7:59:45 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 22 replies ^ | July 4, 2012 | Salena Zito
    VENICE, Pa. -- To the 13 families living in this Western Pennsylvania village, Gen. George Washington was an arrogant, elite Virginian who dared to claim ownership of the land where they had built log cabins, grown crops and conducted their lives for nearly 15 years. To them, he was “the first true 1-percenter,” local historian Clayton Kilgore said, recalling Occupy protesters’ description of wealthy Americans. Washington represented everything they despised, according to Kilgore. “These were Scotsmen who identified with the Covenanters, those Gaelic warriors who opposed King Charles’ tax policies,” he said. “They held anything associated with government in utter...
  • Second American Revolution “To Save America’s Soul”, July 4th, 2012

    07/04/2012 7:35:18 AM PDT · by Biggirl · 20 replies ^ | July 4, 2012 | annem040359
    Today, Wednesday, the United States of America has turned 236-years-old, another birthday, another July 4th, another Independence Day. This very special day in which thirteen original British colonies via fifty-six representing signers put their very all on the line, including even their lives to not only stand up to a king but to throw off the king’s tyranny. Over the last few years, since Barack Hussein Obama was elected President of the United States of America in November 2008, I have begun to wonder if these same United States is dealing with a new form of tyranny. Safe to say,...

    07/04/2012 6:06:13 AM PDT · by nathanbedford · 29 replies
    Annual Vanity ^ | July 4, 2005 | Nathan Bedford
    DAD, WHAT's UNABHANGIKEITSTAG? "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...
  • Sarah Palin: Celebrating America, Palin Style

    07/04/2012 12:33:58 AM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 22 replies
    A Time For Choosing ^ | July 3, 2012 | Gary P. Jackson
    Trig and I are gearing up to watch Piper Indi march in the “big” annual 4th of July parade tomorrow with her cousins in Wasilla! (Yes, Piper’s middle name “Indi” is short for Independence.) Todd picks up Bristol and Willow to fly them over to Bristol Bay so they can get their hands dirty on our commercial fishing grounds – the season’s peak is soon and we’re praying for an onslaught of wild Alaskan salmon to slay for appreciative consumers and a huge harvest for our young crew that needs to make some money for school tuition! Willow celebrates her...