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1 posted on 07/04/2017 5:18:55 AM PDT by NOBO2012
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Happy Independence Day!


2 posted on 07/04/2017 5:21:44 AM PDT by ConservativeStatement (What difference does it make? A big difference!)
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O, America (Celtic Woman)

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=jDLPcDq4AHA


3 posted on 07/04/2017 5:22:05 AM PDT by Kartographer ("We mutually pledge to each other our lives, our fortunes and our sacred honor.")
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To: NOBO2012

“It was in Blind River, back in 1962..”


4 posted on 07/04/2017 5:30:26 AM PDT by cardinal4 ("Sat stonefaced while the building burned..")
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SOME writers have so confounded society with government, as to leave little or no distinction between them; whereas they are not only different, but have different origins. Society is produced by our wants, and government by our wickedness; the former promotes our happiness POSITIVELY by uniting our affections, the latter NEGATIVELY by restraining our vices. The one encourages intercourse, the other creates distinctions. The first is a patron, the last a punisher.

Society in every state is a blessing, but Government, even in its best state, is but a necessary evil; in its worst state an intolerable one: for when we suffer, or are exposed to the same miseries BY A GOVERNMENT, which we might expect in a country WITHOUT GOVERNMENT, our calamity is heightened by reflecting that we furnish the means by which we suffer. Government, like dress, is the badge of lost innocence; the palaces of kings are built upon the ruins of the bowers of paradise. For were the impulses of conscience clear, uniform and irresistibly obeyed, man would need no other lawgiver; but that not being the case, he finds it necessary to surrender up a part of his property to furnish means for the protection of the rest; and this he is induced to do by the same prudence which in every other case advises him, out of two evils to choose the least. Wherefore, security being the true design and end of government, it unanswerably follows that whatever form thereof appears most likely to ensure it to us, with the least expense and greatest benefit, is preferable to all others. - Thomas Paine, Common Sense (1776)


5 posted on 07/04/2017 5:42:09 AM PDT by conservatism_IS_compassion (The idea around which ‘liberalism’ coheres is that NOTHING ACTUALLY MATTERS except PR.)
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“We’re going to Make America Great Again! Enjoy the fireworks.” - President Donald Trump

The Battle Hymn Of The Republic - Trump’s Pre-Inauguration Jan 19th 2017
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Ai3_pTg560U


6 posted on 07/04/2017 5:56:17 AM PDT by stars & stripes forever (Blessed is the nation whose God is the Lord. Psalm 33:12)
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Happy Independence Day...after 8 years, America is recovering!! Liberals, boo-boo, you lost and you are unhinged.


7 posted on 07/04/2017 10:48:17 AM PDT by ConservaTeen (Islam is Not the Religion of Peace, but The religion of Pedophilia...)
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