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  • Insufficiently Independent to Hold an Independence Day Parade- Mark Steyn

    07/06/2015 2:03:00 PM PDT · by Rummyfan · 10 replies
    Steyn Online ^ | 6 July 2015 | Mark Steyn
    So, no, since you ask, I didn't have that Glorious a Fourth. I almost wrote about it yesterday, but was too sad to find the appropriate tone. I'm still very sad, so if you want to cut to the chase and get on with your day, the takeaway is America might as well hang a sign on its door saying, "Final Three Days! Everything Must Go!!! Ultimate Storewide Blowout!!!!!" As readers may know, the Steyn worldwide corporate headquarters is located in Woodsville, which is part of the township of Haverhill, New Hampshire. Actually, the only reason readers would have any...
  • The Land That I Love

    07/06/2015 9:54:50 PM PDT · by xuberalles · 2 replies
    Self | 07/04/15 | Me
    Freedom, both the incandescent whisper of revolution and the reduced triviality of commercialism, is the seed from which the most opulent columns of civilization have sprung and the hammer from which the most prolific empires have fallen. If history has taught us anything, other than man’s propensity for the most transcendent achievements and the most grotesque atrocities, it’s that you cannot fight or defeat an idea, even long after its armies are vanquished. It endures as long as man endures and believes in its undying premise. What is liberty’s most quintessential definition? Is it merely a politician’s word, wrapped around...
  • Jason Pierre-Paul Burns Flesh Off Hand in Fireworks Accident (Giansts Defensive End)

    07/05/2015 9:31:10 PM PDT · by nickcarraway · 32 replies
    New York Post ^ | July 5, 2015 | Paul Schwartz
    This time of year, there are always warnings about the risks and hazards involved with shooting off fireworks. Many listen to those warnings. Some do not. Jason Pierre-Paul did not, and it cost him, dearly. Pierre-Paul, the Giants’ 26-year-old star defensive end, suffered a serious but apparently not career-threatening hand injury Saturday night setting off Fourth of July fireworks at his South Florida home. While the full extent of the damage is not yet known, it is believed Pierre-Paul’s suffered significant burns on his palm and several fingers, and one finger may have sustained nerve damage, according to a source...
  • Photos=> Benghazi Protester Marches Behind Hillary Clinton at 4th of July Parade

    07/04/2015 1:00:55 PM PDT · by McGruff · 49 replies
    GATEWAY PUNDIT ^ | Jul 4th, 2015 | Kristinn Taylor
    A brave man carrying a Benghazi sign marched behind Democratic presidential candidate Hillary Clinton in a Fourth of July parade in Gorham,New Hampshire on Saturday. Photos posted to Twitter by CNN’s Dan Merica show a man marching just a few feet behind Clinton holding a white sign with the word Benghazi on it. The sign is a reference to the September 11, 2012 Islamist terror attack on a U.S. diplomatic mission in Benghazi, Libya that killed four Americans: Ambassador Christopher Stevens, Sean Smith, Tyrone Woods and Glen Doherty.
  • New Republic Guilt Trips Hot Dog and Hamburger Consumption

    07/03/2015 5:15:55 PM PDT · by PJ-Comix · 57 replies
    NewsBusters ^ | July 3, 2015 | P.J. Gladnick
    Nowadays it seems as if the Left is politicizing everything with a plethora of new taboos. The latest item on their taboo list is your Fourth of July picnic, specifically hot dogs and hamburgers. As you gather with family and friends to munch on those treats fresh off the grill, little did you know that you are destroying the planet according to leftist political orthodoxy. Here is Rebecca Leber of The New Republic as she tries to guilt trip you over hot dog and hamburger carbon emissions:
  • July 4th is about Independence (and IMMIGRATION?!?)

    07/03/2015 9:36:21 AM PDT · by Talkwire · 2 replies
    Immigration Law Blog ^ | July 3, 2015 | Some lawyer
    "The Fourth of July celebrates that monumental moment when a new nation was announced to the world, calling for immigrants. The new nation promised a new system of government based on a Constitution, and the land a resources to prosper in that new found freedom. The population of the Colonies was about 2.5 million in 1776. The call of freedom was heard worldwide and people arrived from all over." the full article is here
  • Is America a melting pot or a stew?

    07/02/2015 5:44:13 AM PDT · by Cincinatus' Wife · 40 replies
    July 2, 2015 | Vanity
    The Confederate flag is in the news -- being called a symbol of hate by the Left while at the same time the White House is emblazoned with Rainbow flag colors in their celebration that people can love and marry anyone. I cannot wait for 2017 -- to be rid of this destructive, evil administration. I grew up on Lake Winnebago in Wisconsin (my mother was raised outside of Milwaukee). I moved to Florida around my junior high school years (a growing transplant state but with with deep South roots in the center regions of the state) and stayed through...
  • VIRAL VIDEO: View Fireworks From Drone Flying Through Rockets Red Glare

    07/05/2014 10:26:00 AM PDT · by shove_it · 11 replies
    KRON4News ^ | 4 Jul 2014 | Brian Shields
    WEST PALM BEACH, Florida (KRON) — One of the biggest debates every Fourth of July is what’s the best place to sit to view the fireworrks. Photographer Jos Stiglingh may have found the definitive answer. Stinglingh strapped a Go Pro camera to a quad-copter drone and then flew it inside the fireworks explosions at a display in West Palm Beach Florida back in May. Neither the camera nor the drone was damaged. Enjoy along with the music. (click link for vid)
  • Washington's First Fourth

    07/05/2014 4:40:26 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 12 replies ^ | 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...
  • 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...

    07/03/2014 9:58:43 PM PDT · by carlo3b · 21 replies
    Cooking With Chef Carlo ^ | July 4 2014 | Carlo3b
     I Am an American!             I was born an American. Unlike my grandparents, I was born in the greatest nation in the history of the world. Being born here didn't make me a real American. That took time. I became an American, slowly and decisively over my entire life. I learned to be an American, through experiences, and knowledge, and witness. I remember moments in my life that brought me to the realization that being born here, in America, is one of the the greatest blessing I had been given. As a young boy, I watched as my...
  • Good People Make America Great

    07/09/2013 11:54:32 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 4 replies ^ | July 9, 2013 | Rebecca Hagelin
    A recent Gallup poll, timed for the Fourth of July, found that while most Americans (85%) are “proud to be an American,” most (71%) also believe that our Founding Fathers would be “disappointed” in the America of today. The numbers highlight the difference between our regard for our Constitution and for the people who make America great, on the one hand, and our collective distrust of government overreach on the other. The daily news is a patchwork story of America’s great people -- and I’ll share one touching example in a moment -- as well as our very real political...
  • 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>
  • Obama to College Students: Do Not Celebrate Fourth of July [Satire]

    07/04/2013 8:55:12 AM PDT · by Emile · 8 replies
    The Liberty Paper ^ | 7/2/13 | Liberty Paper
    [Satire] Obama had a completely different message for a group of Congressional Summer interns in Washington: “America is a great country. There is no denying this. However, I caution you all as you step forward in your careers. Peer back into history and ask yourselves- Was a revolution truly necessary? Great Britain may not have had it completely right, but they had many things right. Take taxes for example... "
  • 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,...
  • 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...
  • Commemorating the Sesquicentennial of the Most Important Week in the History of the Republic

    07/04/2013 4:36:35 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 21 replies ^ | July 3, 2013 | Hugh Hewitt
    July 3 marks the last day of the battle of Gettysburg 150 years ago -- Pickett's Charge, the "high water mark of the Confederacy." July 4 is of course Independence Day, but this year it is also the sesquicentennial of the surrender of Vicksburg, which split the rebel states in two by securing the length of the Mississippi for the Union. This week, a century and a half ago, marked the certain beginning of the end for the Confederacy and thus of slavery and the rise of the great Republic of freedom. To commemorate this week, I am spending the...
  • Rescuing Citizenship and Civic Virtue

    07/03/2013 4:20:06 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 3 replies ^ | July 3, 2013 | Michelle Malkin
    As we celebrate our nation's 237th birthday, a crucial facet of American life has all but vanished. We have forsaken, in a systematic and deliberate public manner, one of our most fundamental duties: fostering civic virtue in each and every one of our citizens. What does it mean to be an American? Politicians in both parties keep pushing to create a new "path to citizenship" for millions of illegal aliens. But if sovereignty and self-preservation still matter in Washington, citizenship must be guarded ferociously against those who would exploit and devalue it at every electoral whim. The pavers of the...
  • 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.
  • 12 Little-Known Facts About the Declaration of Independence (Part 2)

    07/02/2013 3:58:07 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 15 replies ^ | July 2, 2013 | Chuck Norris
    Last week, I highlighted four little-known facts about the Declaration of Independence. Here are a few more facts to add to those oddities: There are at least 26 surviving paper copies of the Declaration of Independence of the hundreds made in July 1776 for circulation among the Colonies. After Congress adopted the Declaration of Independence, the Committee of Five, which was appointed to write it, was also responsible with overseeing its reproduction for proclamation to those living in the Colonies. The reproduction was done at the shop of Philadelphia printer John Dunlap. "On July 5, Dunlap's copies were dispatched across...
  • The True Meaning of Patriotism

    07/10/2012 5:08:07 AM PDT · by MichCapCon · 4 replies
    Mackinac Center for Public Policy ^ | 7/4/2012 | Lawrence W. Reed
    Patriotism these days is like Christmas — lots of people caught up in a festive atmosphere replete with lights and spectacles. We hear reminders about “the true meaning” of the occasion — and we may even mutter a few guilt-ridden words to that effect ourselves — but like most people, each of us spends more time and thought in parties, gift-giving, and the other paraphernalia of a secularized holiday than we do deepening our devotion to the “true meaning.” The attention we pay the fictional Santa Claus rivals that which we pay the One whose name the holiday is meant...
  • 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...
  • Celebrating, Royal-Free

    07/04/2012 10:16:04 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 4 replies ^ | July 4, 2012 | Jeff Jacoby
    The Fourth of July is the only American holiday with a villain. The Declaration of Independence, adopted by the Second Continental Congress on July 4, 1776, is best known for its stirring preamble. But most of the charter is an indictment of King George III for his "history of repeated injuries and usurpations" -- a catalogue of royal crimes ranging from obstruction of justice to the imposition of martial law to the levying of unfair taxes. "He has plundered our seas, ravaged our coasts, burnt our towns, and destroyed the lives of our people," Congress charged. The king had proved...
  • Atheists Lie About the Declaration of Independence

    07/04/2012 10:06:33 AM PDT · by CHRISTIAN DIARIST · 21 replies
    The Christian Diarist ^ | July 4, 2012 | JP
    Atheists are determined to rewrite American history to further their ungodly purposes. Consider the “Freethought of the Day,” published on this Fourth of July by the so-called Freedom from Religion Foundation, which is based in Madison, Wisconsin, which describes itself as the nation’s largest association of “freethinkers,” including atheists, agnostics and skeptics: “On this date in 1776,” reads the atheist Freethought, “Thomas Jefferson’s ‘Declaration of Independence was adopted… Its secular purpose was ‘to dissolve the political bands,’ and it inaugurated the anti-biblical idea that ‘governments are instituted among men, deriving their just powers from the consent of the governed.” Finally,...
  • 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...
  • This Fourth of July: Confirm Thy Soul in Self-Control

    07/04/2011 7:33:15 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 14 replies
    I encourage you to set aside the burgers and dogs and soda and beer for a moment this Fourth of July and contemplate something decidedly different, maybe even as you gaze upward at the flash of fireworks. Here it is: Confirm thy soul in self-control. What do I mean by that? Let me explain. The founders of this remarkable republic often thought and wrote about the practice of virtue generally and self-control specifically, two things long lost in this modern American culture of self. Thomas Jefferson couldn’t avoid a reference to one of the cardinal virtues—prudence—in our nation’s founding document,...
  • LISTEN LIVE: "Bob & Mark" on KWHL in Alaska [Fourth of July] Will SARAH PALIN call in today?

    07/04/2011 1:48:18 AM PDT · by RonDog · 42 replies
    Betting the Farm on Sarah Palin ^ | July 4, 2011 | RonDog [and FRiends]
    From: Betting the Farm on Sarah PalinPost 12: To: onyx Per Jack Wheeler, he has been told she will announce her candidacy on JULY 4TH.[He had no way to confirm this, but that was what he was told by a close connection to Sarah.] 12 posted on Saturday, July 02, 2011 8:55:37 AM by shield If he's right, we will know soon!From She did promise that if she ever announces that she’s running, she’ll announce it first on this Anchorage morning show – apparently the "The Bob and Mark Show" on KWHL-FM, "K-Whale." From click here to LISTEN...
  • Chicago cancels July 4 fireworks, leaves shows to Navy Pier

    06/01/2011 2:00:07 PM PDT · by blueyon · 12 replies
    Suntimes ^ | 6/01/2011 | FRAN SPIELMAN
    Chicago cancels July 4 fireworks, leaves shows to Navy Pier Chicago is getting out of the Independence Day fireworks business. There will be no city-run July 3rd or July 4th fireworks show this year — not even a scaled-down version — thanks to former Mayor Richard M. Daley’s decision to hand off the Taste of Chicago to the Park District to reverse $7 million in festival losses over the last three years. That means Chicago’s only official fireworks will be the previously scheduled show at 9 p.m. July 4 at Navy Pier. That 15-minute show is paid for by the...
  • One Person Killed, 23 People Hurt in Horse Accident During Bellevue Parade

    07/04/2010 8:14:57 PM PDT · by AKchief67 · 28 replies · 1+ views
    BELLEVUE, Iowa — Police confirm a 60-year-old woman has died from her injuries and 23 others were injured after two horses broke loose at a Fourth of July “Heritage Day Parade” in Bellevue and charged down the street for six blocks. Police in Bellevue say that a 60-year-old woman has died of injuries she sustained in the accident. Her name is not available at this time. Twenty-three people were injured, including at least two children who were in critical condition, police and hospital officials said. The horses took off after one rubbed its head against the other, removing that horse’s...
  • Celebrate Independence Day

    07/04/2010 7:06:49 AM PDT · by jay1949 · 2 replies · 1+ views
    Backcountry Notes ^ | July 4, 2010 | Jay Henderson
    Today is American Independence Day, the fourth day of July. By sheer fate, it happens that I am descended in direct line from a Signer -- nothing I did to merit, mind you, simply worked out that way. John Penn was a substitute delegate from North Carolina who is counted among the many largely unheralded who took up the quill to manifest assent to liberty.
  • Thomas Jefferson a Closet Royalist? Hardly. (Freeper Quoted)

    07/03/2010 6:27:20 PM PDT · by kristinn · 9 replies
    The Christian Science Monitor ^ | Saturday, July 3, 2010 | Patrik Jonsonn
    Quill pen in hand, Thomas Jefferson invited the King's noose when he set out to write what his fellow founders at first thought would be a mundane legal document: a declaration of independence from the British crown. But despite a preamble that became a paean to individual liberty that has rivaled the Magna Carta in the breadth of its global impact, Mr. Jefferson apparently committed a slip of the pen. To usher in the Fourth of July weekend, the Library of Congress revealed hard evidence from high-resolution spectral imaging that Jefferson, on the third page of a "rough draught," wiped...
  • Green Movement Calls Fireworks 'Eco-Hazards,' Sues to Ban July 4th Display in California

    06/29/2010 12:47:40 PM PDT · by Pyro7480 · 55 replies · 1+ views ^ | 06/29/2010 | Alana Goodman
    Apparently the "rockets' red glare" isn't "green" enough for some environmentalists. Fourth of July fireworks displays have been deemed "ecologically hazardous" by some eco-warriors, who are urging environmentally-conscious Americans to shun the tradition. [F]ireworks shows spray out a toxic concoction that rains down quietly into lakes, rivers and bays throughout the country," wrote the Mother Nature Network's Russell McLendon on June 30. "Many of the chemicals in fireworks are also persistent in the environment, meaning they stubbornly sit there instead of breaking down." McLendon suggested avoiding fireworks and finding other ways to celebrate Independence Day. "The most eco-friendly alternative to...
  • Approaching July Fourth with an eye to freedom's sacrifice

    06/21/2010 7:40:19 AM PDT · by Patriot1259 · 1 replies ^ | 06/21/2010 | AWR Hawkins, PHD
    As I teach my courses at the university, I am persuaded that few, if any, of my students understand what it costs to be free. Between ready supplies at fast food restaurants, the relative leisure of college life, and a plethora of other distractions delivered by iPods and Xbox’s, life in America is far too comfortable to elicit deep thought on the price of freedom. Even as adults, we have to force ourselves to stop and think about how we’ve reached the points we’ve reached and why we enjoy a bounty of liberty unequaled in the history of the world....
  • Independence Day at Pioneer Park

    07/05/2009 5:58:33 PM PDT · by jay1949 · 1 replies · 439+ views
    Backcountry Notes ^ | July 5, 2009 | Jay Henderson
    The Crab Orchard Museum and Pioneer Park in the small town of Tazewell, Virginia, sponsors a July 4 festival every year, filling the Park area with displays, demonstrations, and re-enactors. For those who prefer the traditional ways, pictures have been posted.
  • It’s Time To Be America Again

    07/05/2009 9:10:55 AM PDT · by DakotaRed · 6 replies · 285+ views
    Right In A Left World ^ | July 4, 2009 | Lew Waters
    A little over two centuries ago, a young and energetic country was born out of the wilderness of North America. In less than two centuries she grew into a major super power and gave the world that begs for freedom and liberty a beacon of hope. It never was a perfect country, but one that sought to be the very best that it could be. She had spirit and believed in the innate desire of humans to be free to grow and build on their dreams. Poor from all over flocked to her shores to take part in the dream...
  • James Lileks: Advice for the Fourth

    07/04/2009 5:05:37 AM PDT · by rhema · 8 replies · 473+ views
    Minneapolis Star Tribune ^ | July 3, 2009 | James Lileks
    A few reminders about fireworks, taken from the warning labels: 1. Do not hold in hand. This is apparently so nonintuitive it must be stamped on every item; you must wonder how stupid Chinese factory workers think we are: What else do we need to tell these idiots? Also, do not put in pants. Do not sleep with lit fireworks. Do not juggle. 2. Place on level surface. This one mystified us in North Dakota, a land so flat it made the gentle rolling hills of Iowa look like a brutal Himalayan range. Daddy, what does that mean? Well, it's...
  • Tea Party Map for Independence Day

    07/02/2009 2:06:25 PM PDT · by Bill Dupray · 6 replies · 1,164+ views
    Patriot Room ^ | July 2, 2009 | Bill Dupray
    The MSM will try to ignore the Tea Party aspect, but it will be the dominant news story, so let's show these SOB's that the Tea Parties are not a passing fad.
  • A Tradition of Celebration

    06/20/2009 1:58:17 PM PDT · by jessduntno · 4 replies · 384+ views
    James R. Heintze ^ | November 17, 2008 | James R. Heintze
    Excerpt from John Adams' famous letter of July 3, 1776, in which he wrote to his wife Abigail what his thoughts were about celebrating the Fourth of July: "I am apt to believe that it will be celebrated, by succeeding Generations, as the great anniversary Festival. 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...
  • George W's Quagmire (HAPPY 4th OF JULY,FREEPERS!!!)

    07/01/2005 7:13:06 AM PDT · by smoothsailing · 19 replies · 1,228+ views
    National Review ^ | 07/01/05 | Michael Graham
    July 01, 2005, George W's Quagmire Different war, same old complaints. By Michael Graham PHILADELPHIA, THE AMERICAN COLONIES, JULY 4, 1776 — Leaders of the self-described "American patriots" movement gathered in this Pennsylvania city today to sign an official declaration of their political intentions, despite widespread criticism of a failing war policy and complaints that their military action was launched under false pretenses. "Here it is, July of 1776, and George W. and his lackeys are just now getting around to declaring what this war is supposedly all about?" complained Loyalist playwright Michael LeMoore. "Washington and his neo-congressionalists rushed us...
  • Independence Day 2008

    07/04/2008 4:42:32 PM PDT · by theothercheek · 189+ views
    The Stiletto Blog ^ | July 4, 2008 | The Stiletto
    Several reporters from The New York Times board the Q train at DeKalb Avenue during the morning rush and marvel at the diversity of the 128 passengers in a single subway car and see “all the homelands, all the ages, all the professions” that comprise “New York City in the summer of 2008.”The Stiletto offers her own tribute to our nation’s diversity on this, the 232nd anniversary of our Declaration of Independence from monarchal tyranny – especially the diverse ways in which we choose to pursue happiness (or not) - with this collection of articles: † Couch Potatoes (and those...
  • Independence Day Every Day (Ted Nugent)

    07/04/2008 9:58:12 AM PDT · by kellynla · 9 replies · 215+ views ^ | 07/04/2008 | Ted Nugent
    The Nugent family celebrates Independence Day every day of the year. If you spend as much time as we do sharing campfires, both literally and figuratively, with the hero warriors of the United States Military, you can’t help but deeply appreciate and absolutely cherish the freedoms and liberties so unique here in America that is guaranteed us by the sacrifices made by these amazing, courageous men and women. Working for years now with various charities dedicated to wounded military heroes, we get to see first hand their battle scarred bodies, mutilated and missing limbs, burned flesh and horrible injuries of...
  • Reflection Day (Victor Davis Hanson)

    07/04/2008 6:06:26 AM PDT · by kellynla · 17 replies · 214+ views
    National Review Online ^ | July 4, 2008 | Victor Davis Hanson
    On this Fourth of July of our discontent — with spiraling fuel prices, a sluggish economy, a weak dollar, mounting foreign and domestic debt, continuing costs in Iraq, a falling stock market, and a mortgage crisis — we should remember two truths about America. First, the United States remains the most free and affluent country in the history of civilization. Second, almost all our problems are lapses of complacency, remain relatively easily correctable, and pale in comparison to past crises. By almost any barometer, the United States remains the most fortunate country in the world. We continue to be the...
  • IN CONGRESS, July 4, 1776.

    07/04/2008 1:51:11 AM PDT · by Jim Robinson · 156 replies · 802+ views
    July 4, 1776 | Thomas Jefferson
    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...
  • The Hard Thing of Democracy

    07/02/2008 7:00:36 PM PDT · by Uncle Ralph · 156+ views
    RealClearPolitics -- Articles ^ | July 02, 2008 | Austin Bay
    A Vietnam vet friend of mine argues that maintaining a democracy requires three things: a passion for freedom, tolerance for diversity and intolerance for threats. A letter from a reader, responding to a column on Iraq's struggling democracy, suggested I write about the United States' own tortuous path -- sketching a nation that began with limited voting rights and confronted powerful factions, ethnic animosities, urban riot, rural rebellion and destructive civil war. The reader thought America's saga might help the public "understand that this democracy thing is hard." Hard indeed. Mull my friend's threefold guidance, and you'll find tricky paradox...
  • OPERATION SECURE NOW!!!! July 4th! Be there!

    07/02/2008 11:03:20 AM PDT · by AuntB · 11 replies · 259+ views
    TheTownCrier ^ | July 2, 2008 | Various
    We invite ALL Americans to join us for the Celebration Event of the Year!!! When: JULY 4th, 2008!!! Where: CAMP VIGILANCE, Boulevard, CA Event Time: 9:00 AM - 10:00 PM Border Watch: For Patriots Who Wish To Stay, There Will Be A Weekend Border Watch -July 5th & 6th!! The Unity of Groups: The event is sponsored by California Coalition for Immigration Reform, Save Our State, The Minuteman Corps of CA Inc, The Minuteman Civil Defense Corps of CA, The San Diego Minutemen, The Escondido Minuteman Brigade, The Antelope Valley Minutemen and others!!!!! July 4th festivities will include guest speakers,...
  • President Bush to speak at Monticello's July 4 event

    06/28/2008 6:14:55 PM PDT · by rabscuttle385 · 4 replies · 209+ views
    Monticello ^ | 2008-06-27
    CHARLOTTESVILLE, VA. – President George W. Bush will attend the July 4 event at Monticello, home of Thomas Jefferson, the White House has announced. Bush will be the featured speaker at Monticello’s 46th annual Independence Day Celebration and Naturalization Ceremony. He will become the fourth sitting president to participate in Independence Day activities at Monticello, joining Franklin D. Roosevelt (1936), Harry S. Truman (1947), and Gerald R. Ford (1976). “We are truly honored to have President Bush as our featured speaker on July 4, and regard it as a great compliment that he has chosen to spend part of the...
  • Council weighs fireworks ban (DC)

    06/03/2008 11:17:42 AM PDT · by JZelle · 10 replies · 115+ views
    The Washington Times ^ | 6-3-08 | Dave Lipscomb
    The nation's capital is expected Tuesday to consider an emergency plan to ban fireworks before the Fourth of July weekend. The plan is being proposed by Mayor Adrian M. Fenty, a Democrat, and is drawing mixed reaction among the city's 13 council members. "I hear complaints all the time," said D.C. Council member Jim Graham, a Ward 1 Democrat who worked with the mayor on the bill. "July Fourth and few days before and a few days after, [fireworks] are going off all night." Some residents on Monday were more expressive. "It's dangerous for kids," said John McCall, of Northeast....
  • Snagged Flag Replaced - Two Donated Star-Spangled Banners Hung For Fourth

    07/05/2007 2:37:58 PM PDT · by ProtectOurFreedom · 1 replies · 195+ views
    San Jose Mercury News ^ | 7/5/07 | Kim Vo
    <p>It's not the original, but flags once again hang from San Jose's Cathedral of Faith. People donated replacements after hearing thieves made off with the church's whopping 20-by-35-foot American flag, which hangs from the building to mark important occasions. Those include honoring Pearl Harbor survivors, mourning the Sept. 11, 2001, attacks and celebrating the Fourth of July.</p>
  • JOHN PHILIP SOUSA - American Composer, Conductor & Patriot

    07/04/2007 10:11:14 AM PDT · by HAL9000 · 6 replies · 419+ views ^ | July 4, 2007 | David Lovrien
    Click here to visit a great web site about John Philip Sousa - American Composer, Conductor & Patriot Biography - MIDI and MP3 Music Files