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  • "The Root" magazine engages in gross historical malpractice

    07/05/2017 7:08:34 PM PDT · by ProgressingAmerica · 9 replies
    It's such a shame to see a magazine that claims to be "The Root", be so willing to ignore "the roots" of what you would think would be their own history. Recently, The Root engaged in gross historical malpractice by giving voice to people who would benefit greatly from learning their own true history. They created a short video titled "No Country for Me." This is (among many reasons) one of the reasons why I recorded William Cooper Nell's 1855 book The Colored Patriots of the American Revolution as an audiobook. There are many outlets out there, even outlets such...
  • Colin Kaepernick discusses “independence” while in Ghana

    07/05/2017 5:31:05 AM PDT · by ConservativeStatement · 33 replies
    NBC Sports ^ | July 5, 2017 | Darin Gantt
    Colin Kaepernick spent his Independence Day in a place where many people lost theirs. The former 49ers quarterback posted on social media yesterday about his trip to Ghana, where he visited former slave trading sites as well as touring local villages and a hospital. He posted a short video of the trip, along with the Frederick Douglass quote: “What have I, or those I represent, to do with your national independence?”
  • Okay, I'm a little disappointed. (vanity)

    07/04/2017 4:26:36 PM PDT · by Leaning Right · 43 replies
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    I live in a Blue Dog area. Most folks here are Democrats. But that's only because their grandfathers and fathers were Democrats. Their grandfathers voted for JFK, and their fathers voted for Reagan. And in 2016 they voted for Trump. Yep, my blue state went for Trump. So why am I disappointed? It's the Fourth of July, and maybe one house out of ten here has a flag out front. Why is that?
  • Food City- Salute

    07/05/2016 7:55:18 AM PDT · by bigbob · 3 replies
    Youtube ^ | 7-1-13 | Food City
    At Food City, we honor those people that serve and protect our country, and we know that without the men and women who watch out for us, we would not have any of the luxuries we do. We are the land of the free because of the brave and we salute you!
  • Can the “Very Liberal” Celebrate Independence Day?

    07/05/2016 7:31:18 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 35 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | July 4, 2016 | Jack Kerwick
    Gersh Kuntzman of the Daily News is calling for Major League baseball to permanently ban the playing of “God Bless America.” While conceding some of its virtues, Kuntzman laments that the classic jingle “embodies” some of “our worst things,” vices like “self-righteousness, forced piety,” and “earnest self-reverence.” Kuntzman approvingly alludes to a 2013 poll conducted by the author of a book on “God Bless America.” The poll found that 61 percent or so of those asked share Kuntzman’s judgment that the song should go the way of the dinosaur. The real story here, though, is to be found in how...
  • Independence Day Thoughts

    07/04/2016 9:15:04 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 16 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | July 4, 2016 | John Nantz
    The Fourth of July, for most Americans, is a day filled with the comforts that a youthful summer eagerly supplies in golden hues and generous heat. New flags flash proudly with crisp red and white stripes--beaming stars on a field of blue; an undulating, living object caught and writhing between the playful fingers of summer's capricious breeze. Kids bound outdoors filled with the giggling beams of the sun's boiling disc and tantalized by the sizzling, uniquely American delicacies cooking on dad's carefully stoked charcoal grill. But, all of this summer glee exists because of ancient parchment dry as an autumn...
  • Happy Birthday, America

    07/04/2016 6:19:38 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 8 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | July 4, 2016 | Rich Galen
    NOTE: This is a once-in-a-while reprise of a column first written in 2009.If you've ever watched PBS on July 4th, you know that, since 1981your local affiliate has probably broadcast the "Capitol Fourth" program which is the concert on the West Lawn of the U.S. Capitol followed by the fireworks which are beyond the Washington Monument on the far end of the Smithsonian Mall. Our first Fourth of July in Washington, DC was in 1978. The woman who would become the Mullings Director of Standards & Practices and I took our son, Reed, then a little over two-years-old, to the...
  • The Leave Campaign of 1776 Reverberates to This Day

    07/03/2016 12:25:05 PM PDT · by Kaslin · 1 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | July 3, 2016 | Jeff Jacoby
    Great Britain’s vote last month to exit the European Union has been widely described as the country's most consequential decision in decades. But its significance is paltry compared to that of history's original "Leave" resolution, the 240th anniversary of which Americans commemorate this Fourth of July.The unanimous vote in the Second Continental Congress, which affirmed that "these united colonies are and of right ought to be free and independent states ... absolved from all allegiance to the British Crown," was the most far-reaching political event of the 18th century. John Adams, writing from Philadelphia to his wife Abigail, called the vote not...
  • 3 reasons the American Revolution was a Mistake

    07/03/2016 10:50:12 AM PDT · by GuavaCheesePuff · 107 replies
    Vox ^ | July 1, 2016 | Dylan Matthews
    This July 4, let's not mince words: American independence in 1776 was a monumental mistake. We should be mourning the fact that we left the United Kingdom, not cheering it. Of course, evaluating the wisdom of the American Revolution means dealing with counterfactuals. As any historian would tell you, this is a messy business. We obviously can't be entirely sure how America would have fared if it had stayed in the British Empire longer, perhaps gaining independence a century or so later, along with Canada. But I'm reasonably confident a world in which the revolution never happened would be better...
  • Drudge Report Highlights Free Republic in Fourth of July Layout

    07/03/2016 9:34:04 AM PDT · by kristinn · 48 replies
    Sunday, July 3, 2016 | Kristinn
    The Drudge Report is highlighting Free Republic in the top-rated website's Fourth of July weekend format change to a red, white and blue page layout from the Drudge Report's traditional black and white. While most of the typeface is in blue, a select five conservative news/author sites out of over one hundred sites linked at the Drudge Report are highlighted in red:Free Republic, Breitbart, Rush Limbaugh, Ann Coulter and Mark Steyn.The Drudge Report and Free Republic have ties going back to the dawn of the political age on the Internet in the late 1990s. Happy Fourth, Matt!
  • EXCLUSIVE: Hillary Clinton Scheduled To Meet With FBI On Saturday

    07/01/2016 10:41:20 AM PDT · by Dave346 · 209 replies
    Daily Caller ^ | 1:37 PM 07/01/2016 | Chuck Ross
    Former Sec. of State Hillary Clinton is scheduled to meet Saturday with the FBI, a source close to the investigation into her private email server tells The Daily Caller. The source went on to suggest the interview may take place at her Washington, D.C. home. The bureau’s interview with the presumptive Democratic presidential nominee is believed to be the final step in its investigation into the potential mishandling of classified information on Clinton’s private email server. Hundreds of now-classified documents — some of them “Top Secret” — were sent and received through Clinton’s private server, which she housed at her...
  • 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
    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...