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Posted on 07/03/2006 10:14:23 PM PDT by Number57Edited on 07/03/2006 10:24:20 PM PDT by Admin Moderator. [history]
Here's to the Freepers - I love you guys... please have a safe and happy Independence Day! Pray for us all and fire off as many explosive decorations as possible (or legal).
Happy 4th backatcha!
A happy 230th birthday to the USA.
God Bless America!
Wishing everyone a glorious Independence Day.
God certainly has -- have a Happy One!
I just realized... I spelled 'indepenence' wrong
I blame my excitment :)
Same to ya!
Happy Birthday USA!!!!!!!!!
It dun't matter, everyone knows what you meant. :-)
It ought to be commemorated, as the Day of Deliverance by solemn Acts of Devotion to God Almighty. It ought to be solemnized with Pomp and Parade, with Shews, Games, Sports, guns, Bells, Bonfires and Illuminations from one End of this Continent to the other from this Time forward forever more. You will think me transported with Enthusiasm but I am not. I am well aware of the Toil and Blood and Treasure, that it will cost Us to maintain this Declaration, and support and defend these States. Yet through all the Gloom I can see the Rays of ravishing Light and Glory. I can see that the End is more than worth all the Means. And that Posterity will tryumph in that Days Transaction, even altho We should rue it, which I trust in God We shall not.
John Adams, letter to Abigail Adams, July 3, 1776
Happy birthday my Country!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
Never forget all those who fell!
"By the rude bridge that arched the flood,
Their flag to April's breeze unfurled,
Here once the embattled farmers stood,
And fired the shot heard round the world."
Happy Birthday America!
You broke the back of tyrants 230 years ago, and you're still going strong!
Let the Earth shake when your purpose is mentioned. Let the horns blow when your children fight in your honor and glory. In no ther place, and at no ther time has a single nation meant so much to so many.
We shall never become weary. For if we do, humanity itself will die.
Can Do, and God bless all you Freepers!
That's OK, and it looks like a mod already took care of it. :)
I've read that and to this day it sends chills down my spine. If only we had leaders like that now.
The Continental Congress adopted a resolution severing ties with Great Britain on July 2nd, though a formal Declaration of Independence was not adopted until July 4th; which explains John Adams' letter to Abigail, dated the 3rd of July.
lol... I didn't know I could afford an editor~
I like what Ronald Reagan once said about the Fourth of July: "Republicans believe every day is the Fourth of July, but the democrats believe every day is April 15."
God Bless America!
Yes - I wonder where those leaders are too. I liken it to the toppling of Saddam's Statue. That hopefully will be celebrated (again!) as Iraq's Independence Day after they (with our help) have secured their nation. Much as it took us many long years of fighting (with its defeats and misery and talk of "cut and run") to finally secure our Liberty (with France and Prussia's help).
And as I recall the wording was finalized and copies were made, but the Declaration of Independence was not signed until the fourth. (?)
OOPS - a bit off on my memory, not not signed until August:
AND - Victory was not declared until 7 years later.
July 2, 1776
Lee Resolution Adopted & Consideration of Declaration
On July 2, the Lee resolution was adopted by 12 of the 13 colonies (New York did not vote). Immediately afterward, Congress began to consider the Declaration. Congress made some alterations and deletions to it on July 2, 3, and the morning of the 4th.
More Information in the American Originals Exhibit
1776 - The first ice cream parlor opened in New York City!
.George Washington liked ice cream so much he reportedly had a bill for $200 for ice cream one summer.
.Our 4th First Lady, Dolley Madison, created a sensation when she served ice cream at a White House inaugural ball in 1812.
.I scream, you scream, we all scream for "iced cream" as in 1776!
HAPPY ICED CREAM DAY, FREEPERS!
I lllllove youz guys, too. (hic).
Buy the next one?
HAPPY BIRTH DAY TO THE UNITED STATES OF AMERICA!
I took my daughter to work today and she wrote the same thing on the dry erase board, all the CSR's smiled.
From the book "Voices of 1776":
A copy of the momentous document was promptly sent to Washington [fighting] in new york, and July 9 became a special day. As reported in the Pennsylvania Journal:
This afternoon the Declaration of Independence was read at the head of each brigade of the Continental Army...it was received everywhere with loud huzzas and the utmost demonstrations of joy. And tonight the equestrian statue of George III....has, by the Sons of Freedom, been laid prostrate in the dirt - the just desert of an ungrateful tyrant! The lead wherewith the monument was made is to be run into bullets to assimilate with the brains of our infatuated adversaries...
CONGRATULATIONS TO THE ANNIVERSARY OF YOUR INDEPENDANCE, UNITED STATES OF AMERICA! May you and your citizens continue to serve peace and prosperity on our planet.
This is such a great country!
We're so lucky to live here!
I mean, we could have been born in France.
And ain't you happy you're not a Liberal today?
And . . . we have Free Republic to do our rants on!
Happy Anniversary America!!
Happy 4th of July to you, too! Hope yours if a safe and memorable one.
On this day we celebrate
The freedom for which patriots died
Pledging their lives and their honor
On that blessed first Fourth of July
Forsaking all kings
For our republic brand new
They laid down their lives
Like true patriots do
Happy Independence Day!
The day of our nation's birth in that little hall in Philadelphia, [was] a day on which debate had raged for hours. The men gathered there were honorable men hard-pressed by a king who had flouted the very laws they were willing to obey. Even so, to sign the Declaration of Independence was such an irretrievable act that the walls resounded with the words 'treason, the gallows, the headsman's axe,' and the issue remained in doubt. [On that day] 56 men, a little band so unique we have never seen their like since, had pledged their lives, their fortunes and their sacred honor. Some gave their lives in the war that followed, most gave their fortunes, and all preserved their sacred honor... In recent years, however, I've come to think of that day as more than just the birthday of a nation. It also commemorates the only true philosophical revolution in all history. Oh, there have been revolutions before and since ours. But those revolutions simply exchanged one set of rules for another. Ours was a revolution that changed the very concept of government. Let the Fourth of July always be a reminder that here in this land, for the first time, it was decided that man is born with certain God-given rights; that government is only a convenience created and managed by the people, with no powers of its own except those voluntarily granted to it by the people. We sometimes forget that great truth, and we never should." Ronald Reagan
Happy Birthday, America! No regrets from this side of the pond :0)
In 1776, the flag and Army were already one year old, both coming into existence June 14th, 1775.
But on July 4th, 1776, we finally found the words that could articulate why we would now chose to use that Army and that rally around that flag.
Prepare, prepare, prepare for action. Let your enemy know that you are prepared to take action. Tell the world why you must certainly will fight.
It took seven years to win the victory. It took over a decade of a very imperfect Confederation before we formed a federal Constitutional government. And maybe, maybe we aren't perfected yet!
But we know what we want to become, and with God's help we'll get closer each passing year.
Prepare, prepare, prepare for action. Articulate our cause. And then when our enemies will not listen to reason and will not let us live in peace and security, then we will fight!
And rest assured that we will win, for that is the legacy of our Fourth of July, 1776.
God bless our patriot traditions, and our American resolve.