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  • Hobby Lobby's July 4, 2014 Advertisement in Newspapers

    07/04/2014 4:21:26 PM PDT · by upbeat5 · 30 replies
    Hobby Lobby Corporate Website ^ | July 4, 2014 | Hobby Lobby Advertisement
    Psalm 33:12 - "Blessed is the nation whose God is the Lord."
  • 4th of July fireworks brought to you by China

    07/05/2014 6:27:21 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 27 replies
    Politico ^ | 07/05/2014 | By ERIC BRADNER
    On Independence Day, celebrations across the United States depend on China. The sparklers, bottle rockets and Roman candles you're using this Fourth of July almost certainly came from there. So did the professional-grade pyrotechnics that was launched above the Washington Monument on Friday night. It’s a quirky exception to “Buy American” sentiments that are otherwise going strong and picking up steam in Washington and corporate America, especially around patriotic events. After all, Congress passed a law this year requiring flags flown by the U.S. military to be made in America. Ralph Lauren, meanwhile, scrambled ahead of this year’s Winter Olympics...
  • 'The people are the ONLY legitimate FOUNTAIN of power'; Congress is but 'creatures of the people'

    07/04/2014 4:58:14 AM PDT · by Colofornian
    Colofornian | July 4, 2014 | Colofornian
    One of my favorite fireworks are "fountain" based designs. As you review these Fountain Firework Images (or see them tonight in your neighborhoods), think of Founding Father's James Madison use of the "fountain" image (1788): "The people are the ONLY legitimate FOUNTAIN of power, and it is from THEM that the constitutional character, under which the several branches of government hold their power, is derived." (The Federalist Papers) Our government has forgotten this basic notion of freedom. With... ...the IRS targeting scandal and ensuing cover-up, ...ObamaCare attempted sovereignty of our lives, ...increased governmental encroachment, ...spend-happy 'pols' in D.C. and our...
  • Refuse an alcohol breath test July 4? Expect to give blood

    06/30/2014 10:53:41 AM PDT · by Enlightened1 · 28 replies
    KVAL ^ | 06/25/14 | Chris Liedle
    EUGENE, Ore. - If you refuse to take an alcohol breath test this Fourth of July weekend, be prepared to give blood. Eugene, Springfield and Oregon State police plan a "No Refusal Weekend" over the Independence Day holiday. Police plan to work in coordination with prosecutors and judges to quickly obtain "blood draw warrants" for drivers who refuse blood alcohol content testing.
  • America had The Committee of Five, We Get the Gang of 8

    07/06/2013 2:20:29 PM PDT · by Common Constitutionalist
    The Common Constitutionalist ^ | July 4 | the Common Constitutionalist
    WASHINGTON, July 4, 2013 ― Is there more than a passing connection between former 60’s radical turned respected Chicagoan Bill Ayers and President Barack Obama? Do we really care anymore? The question of just how well Chicagoans Barack Obama and Bill Ayers actually knew each other is one that does not seem to rest. Ayers is now a retired professor of education at the University of Illinois-Chicago. In the 1960s he co-founded the anti-Vietnam War Weather Underground group that bombed the U.S. Capitol, the Pentagon and other buildings, creating fear through radical domestic terrorism. Read more: http://communities.washingtontimes.com/neighborhood/freedom-press-not-free/2013/jul/4/host-senator-obama-4th-july-bbq-ayers-speaks-out-r/#ixzz2YH2kaZj2
  • Your Favorite July the 4th Recipe's

    07/04/2013 10:29:37 AM PDT · by Nachum · 51 replies
    Good Food ^ | 7/4/13 | Nachum
    What do you plan on eating today? Burgers, Fries, Hot Dogs? Some of us even douse it all with chilli. Oh, and what will you wash it all down with? Here is one to start it off... Beef burger with sweet potato chilli chips Heat oven to 220C/200C fan/gas 7. Toss the chips with the oil, 1 tsp chilli flakes and some seasoning. Arrange in a single layer on a large baking tray and cook for about 30 mins, turning halfway through. Put the mince, remaining chilli flakes, onion, Parmesan, tomato ketchup and lots of black pepper in a large...
  • 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
  • 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...
  • Freep this poll: Is America living up to its founding principles?

    07/03/2013 5:30:58 PM PDT · by Abakumov · 9 replies
    Rare.US ^ | July 3, 2013 | Rare Poll
    Your choices: Sort of. This experiment in self-government is a work in progress, and we're still working on it. Yes. This is the greatest country on earth. Period. No. Freedom is being suffocated by an out-of-control government. Not even close. It's time for another revolution.
  • 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...
  • BAD NEWS EVENT!!! ADAM KOKESH LEADING "OPEN CARRY" RALLY INTO DC

    05/05/2013 6:13:39 PM PDT · by Bill Russell · 62 replies
    CNS News ^ | 5/5/2013 | Gregory Gwyn-Williams, Jr.
    Radio Host to Lead Armed March on DC July 4th 'To Put Gov't on Notice that We Won't be Intimidated' May 5, 2013 Libertarian activist and radio host, Adam Kokesh plans to lead an armed march on Washington, D.C. this Independence Day. Launched as a group on Facebook, the "Open Carry March on Washington" hopes to get 1,000 supporters to march into the nation's capital with loaded rifles. The group plans to meet at Arlington National Cemetery in Virginia. From there, they will march across the Memorial Bridge into Washington, D.C. and continue down Independence Avenue. While Virginia permits open...
  • Fort Bragg cancels July 4th celebration over budget cuts

    04/11/2013 7:16:41 AM PDT · by george76 · 16 replies
    Fort Bragg is canceling its July 4th celebration because of budget cuts and worker furloughs. The event - a tradition for more than 30 years - usually attracts 50,000 people and includes what many people believe to be among the best fireworks shows in the region. "Our reduced operating budget for the remainder of this year forces many very tough decisions," said Lt. Gen. Daniel B. Allyn, commanding general of 18th Airborne Corps and Fort Bragg ... Fort Bragg announced other cuts and reductions today
  • What Makes America Different?

    07/10/2012 1:18:52 PM PDT · by kathsua · 3 replies
    Towm Hall ^ | July 10, 2012 | Richard Larsen
    At the NATO Summit in Strasbourg, France, in 2009 our president said, "I believe in American exceptionalism, just as I suspect that the Brits believe in British exceptionalism and the Greeks believe in Greek exceptionalism." Contrary to what some among us erroneously assume, American exceptionalism is not some obtuse reference to Americans being any better than anyone else in the world. It doesn’t mean that our products are somehow superior, or that we’re any more erudite than the inhabitants of any other country. It simply means that, as a nation, America was exceptional in how it was founded and 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...
  • 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...
  • On July 4, remember: We are not French

    07/04/2012 6:50:47 AM PDT · by Former Fetus · 15 replies
    Jewish World Review | 7/4/2012 | Ann Coulter
    It has become fashionable to equate the French and American revolutions, but they share absolutely nothing in common beyond the word "revolution." The American Revolution was a movement based on ideas, painstakingly argued by serious men in the process of creating what would become the freest, most prosperous nation in world history. The French Revolution was a revolt of the mob. It was the primogenitor of the horrors of the Bolshevik Revolution, Hitler's Nazi Party, Mao's Cultural Revolution, Pol Pot's slaughter, and America's periodic mob uprisings from Shays' Rebellion to today's dirty waifs in the "Occupy Wall Street" crowd. The...
  • Obama to Celebrate July 4 with Naturalization Ceremony at White House

    07/03/2012 11:31:08 AM PDT · by DFG · 19 replies
    Weekly Standard ^ | 07/03/12 | Daniel Halper
    President Obama will celebrate July 4 tomorrow at the White House with a naturalization ceremony, the White House announced today. The president will be joined by Department of Homeland Security secretary Janet Napolitano. "On July 4, President Obama will deliver remarks at a naturalization ceremony for active duty service members in the East Room. U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services Director Alejandro Mayorkas will present the countries of the candidates for naturalization and Secretary of Homeland Security Janet Napolitano will deliver the oath of allegiance," a White House press release reads.
  • No more 4th of July fireworks shows for me

    07/05/2011 1:24:49 PM PDT · by no gnu taxes · 91 replies
    stupid vanity
    Now that 4th is over, I will make my rant. Don't get me wrong -- I have nothing against the custom. But you have to get there 2 hours early to be able to park anywhere close to an area you can view the event. The show lasts about 30-40 minutes, and then it takes you 2 hours to get out of the parking lot. I don't have the patience for this anymore. I think last night is the last one I'll be attending.
  • Rainy Day Republicans

    07/05/2011 10:11:23 AM PDT · by Academiadotorg · 5 replies
    Accuracy in Academia ^ | July 5, 2011 | Malcolm A. Kline
    Further proof that academics have way too much time on their hands: a study from Harvard connecting Fourth of July celebrations to Republican voting patterns. “We find that days without rain on Fourth of July in childhood have lifelong effects,” Andreas Madestam and David Yanagizawa-Drott wrote in their May 2011 study. “In particular, they shift adult views and behavior in favor of the Republicans and increase later-life political participation.” “Our estimates are significant: one Fourth of July without rain before age 18 raises the likelihood of identifying as a Republican by 2 percent and voting for the Republican candidate by...
  • A Dreadful Occurrence

    07/04/2011 11:15:57 PM PDT · by ccmay · 17 replies
    Amsterdam (NY) 'Herald' | July 13, 1825
    I post this every year on July 4th. This is the obituary of my great-great-great-great-grandfather Selah Woodworth Jr., who blew himself up on July 4th of 1825 by double-charging a cannon during the celebrations. This bit of paper from our family Bible was printed while Thomas Jefferson and John Adams were both still alive.
  • Real Americans for Independence

    07/04/2011 11:03:44 AM PDT · by unspun · 8 replies
    Gulag Bound ^ | July 4, 2011 | Kelleigh Nelson
    “The Framers of the Bill of Rights did not purport to 'create' rights. Rather they designed the Bill of Rights to prohibit our Government from infringing rights and liberties presumed to be preexisting.” – Justice William J. Brennan (1906-1997) U. S. Supreme Court Justice I know that God is still on the throne and that only He is our answer through his son, the King of Glory, Jesus the Messiah. As for this country, my heart hurts and especially during July 4th celebrations for what we once were and what we have now become. I need to write about this......
  • AMERICA THE BEAUTIFUL! - Ray Charles

    07/04/2011 9:07:55 AM PDT · by Do Not Make Fun Of His Ears · 4 replies
    YouTube ^ | 7/4/11 | Ray Charles
    Ray Charles singing "America the Beautiful"
  • Vanity: Born on the Fourth of July--Calvin Coolidge

    07/04/2011 7:16:04 AM PDT · by raccoonradio · 19 replies
    7/4/11 | raccoonradio
    I guess they're celebrating up in Plymouth Notch VT today, as it's the birthday for the only President born on the Fourth of July: Calvin Coolidge (I think a couple died on July 4 though). Republican, former gov. of MA, one who loved the people and scenery of his home state of Vermont. I paid a brief visit to the Coolidge State Historic Site the other day. "Don't expect to build up the weak by pulling down the strong." "The business of America is business." (actually the word "Chief" appears before "business"--kind of a misquote as he goes on to...
  • The coming revolution

    07/04/2011 5:30:19 AM PDT · by shoff · 19 replies
    examiner.com ^ | 06/04/2011 | Steven Hoffman
    Two hundred and thirty five years ago a group of concerned citizens after repeatedly trying to work within the existing government announced their intentions. By openly declaring their views and putting the government on notice they risked everything. All peaceful methods and petitions got them nowhere. They knew the consequences of their actions. By signing this document they would be wanted criminals. That is why John Hancock signed with such flourish, so those in power would not mistake his signature with anyone else. We know what transpired after that and it is what we celebrate today. Continue reading on Examiner.com...
  • The Declaration Of Independence

    07/04/2011 4:03:39 AM PDT · by Biggirl · 18 replies
    http://www.ushistory.org/ ^ | July 4, 2011 | Thomas Jefferson
    IN CONGRESS, JULY 4, 1776 The unanimous Declaration of the thirteen united States of America hen 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...
  • It's Not Dependence Day

    07/03/2011 8:20:48 PM PDT · by stolinsky · 5 replies
    www.stolinsky.com ^ | 07-04-11 | stolinsky
      It’s Not Dependence Day David C. Stolinsky July 4, 2011 A nation of sheep will beget a government of wolves.− Edward R. Murrow In order to observe a holiday celebrating our independence, we need to recall what the word means. Do we? Some parts of America, especially its liberal half, have been described as infantile. Many people regard the federal government as their parent. They expect it to provide for the needs of their young children, their elderly parents, and sometimes themselves. In these respects, many Americans − and most Western Europeans − act like children. Children recognize...
  • Do This for 10 Minutes on the Fourth of July

    07/02/2011 5:34:51 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 16 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | July 2, 2011 | Dennis Prager
    Four years ago, I wrote a column titled "America Needs a July Fourth Seder." In it, I explained that "national memory dies without national ritual. And without a national memory, a nation dies." Many readers and listeners to my radio show responded by creating their own rituals to make the day far more meaningful than watching fireworks and eating hot dogs. I now present a simple 10-minute ceremony that every American can easily use on July Fourth. It is a product of the Internet-based Prager University that I founded nearly two years ago. We call it the Fourth of July...
  • School House Rock - No More Kings (America Rock - HAPPY 4TH!!!)

    07/02/2011 7:51:06 AM PDT · by Do Not Make Fun Of His Ears · 8 replies
    YouTube ^ | Way back in to '70s | School House Rock
    VIDEO
  • THIS WEEKEND, MAKE A LIBERAL UNHAPPY

    07/02/2011 5:52:27 AM PDT · by Lakeshark · 71 replies
    Vanity | 7/2/2011 | Lakeshark
    LET’S CELEBRATE THE ENTIRE FOURTH OF JULY WEEKEND!!! FReepers, did you read about the Harvard study suggesting that Fourth of July parades and celebrations are only good for conservatives? Well, it’s about time someone told the truth. Last night as we watched the sunset our neighbors were enjoying swimming with their kids, while another neighbor was starting to set up fireworks. It dawned on me, even this early, people were enjoying the celebration of the coming weekend. It was hard not to remember the great parades, fireworks celebrations, patriotic speeches, and all around family fun that is so prevalent during...
  • Cities on High Alert as July Fourth Nears: 'Threat Is Very Real'

    07/01/2011 7:08:38 PM PDT · by Mossad1967 · 69 replies
    ABC News ^ | 7/1/11 | PIERRE THOMAS
    Although no specific plot has been identified, revelers this Fourth of July can expect extraordinary security -- from expanded patrols and SWAT units to biological weapon response teams and undercover officers mingling with celebratory crowds. "It's absolutely not a joke," said New York police Sgt. Thomas Horvath, who took ABC News on patrol around New York City's waterways. "The threat is very real. On the day of the [July 4] event, we're going to put out basically every asset we have."...
  • Ambassador Oren Remarks to Mark July 4th, U.S. Independence Day (Israel's Amb. to USA)

    07/02/2011 12:30:38 AM PDT · by Stoat · 8 replies
    Embassy of Israel, Washington D.C. ^ | July 1, 2011 | Michael Oren (Israel's Ambassador to the United States)
       Ambassador Oren Remarks to Mark July 4th, U.S. Independence Day  Friday, 01 July 2011 14:26    July 4th is, of course, a special day for Americans, and we Israelis celebrate it as well. We celebrate with you because America’s independence is essential to Israel’s independence. Your love of liberty is the same as ours and our reverence for democracy is identical. We rejoice because your Founding Fathers were inspired by our Founding Fathers.Back in 1776, American patriots compared King George III to the ancient Pharaoh who enslaved the Jews. George Washington, in their minds, was Moses and John Adams...
  • 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...
  • Dear King Obama: We Declare

    07/04/2010 8:43:34 AM PDT · by scottfactor · 10 replies
    scottfactor.com ^ | 07/04/2010 | Scott Factor
    Today we celebrate the day that our forefathers declared their independence from King George and British rule. As you can see by the image of this document, our leaders in history made such an important declaration on one page…not 1000. Better yet, the people could read it and sign it, understanding it…they didn’t have to wait until it was passed to read it. Pelosi, are you taking notes here? Of course, the opening words, “In Congress”, would not invoke images of a corrupt governing body that has a 25% approval rating, at best. It didn’t represent pork barrel spending, Congressman...
  • Philadelphia Independence Day: Independence Hall Tea Party III July 4, 2009 Highlights!

    07/06/2009 3:27:58 PM PDT · by TAdams8591 · 43 replies · 1,335+ views
    Me | July 6, 2009 | Me
    Independence Hall Tea Party III was quite a success, surprising even to us. At the highest point 2100 people (a tad more than Philadelphia Tea Party II)were present. And people were coming and going through out. Over a thousand people signed our Tea Party Petitions on Cap and Trade, Health Care and EFCA,and to join Independence Hall Tea Party Association many also signing up for the Mother of all Tea Parties on 9/12. We were not permitted to collect money on Independence Hall territory, but if you were one of the people who signed up for a bus for 9/12,...
  • (JULY 4 TEA PARTY) TEMECULA: Protesters line intersection Obama, government were the subjects...

    07/05/2009 12:01:48 AM PDT · by DogByte6RER · 2 replies · 797+ views
    The Californian/North County Times ^ | Saturday, July 4, 2009 | CRAIG SHULTZ
    TEMECULA: Protesters line intersection Obama, government were the subjects of much of the criticism By CRAIG SHULTZ - Saturday, July 4, 2009 8:28 PM PDT TEMECULA ---- Some of the people lining the corners of the Rancho California and Ynez roads intersection during a tax protest Saturday afternoon said their beef isn't only with President Barack Obama. "I don't think anyone here will tell you it's a Republican versus Democrat thing. It's an American thing," said Mike Horan of Poway. "It isn't so much politically motivated. People want to make sure they're being heard." A crowd estimated by organizers to...
  • Ronald Reagan Warned America Not to Lose Her Patriotic Memory - Video 1989

    07/04/2009 12:09:31 PM PDT · by Federalist Patriot · 2 replies · 296+ views
    Freedom's Lighthouse ^ | July 4, 2009 | BrianinMO
    On this 4th of July, I can't think of anything America needs to hear more than a warning President Ronald Reagan gave in his Farewell Address in January 1989. Listen to the video above to hear what he shared with America toward the end of his speech. Reagan turned his attention to what he said he was particularly proud of during his Presidency - a renewal of patriotism and the American Spirit. Reagan also gave a warning, that unless Americans taught each new generation what it means to be an American, we risk losing our memory as a nation -...
  • Marines march in grueling Afghan sun for July 4

    07/04/2009 11:13:18 AM PDT · by NormsRevenge · 59 replies · 4,048+ views
    AP on Yahoo ^ | 7/4/09 | Jason Straziuso - ap
    NAWA, Afghanistan – Taliban militants were nowhere in sight as the columns of U.S. Marines walked a third straight day across southern Afghanistan. But the desert heat proved an enemy in its own right, with several troops falling victim Saturday to temperatures topping 100 degrees Fahrenheit. The Marines carry 50-100 pounds (23-45 kilograms) on their backs. But because they are marching through farmland on foot, they can't carry nearly as much water as their thirst demands. Few even realized the date was July 4, ... a world away from the strenuous task Bravo Company of the 1st Battalion, 5th Marine...
  • John Adam's Appeal for Freedom; Reading of the Declaration of Independence - Video

    07/04/2009 6:54:00 AM PDT · by Federalist Patriot · 5 replies · 627+ views
    Freedom's Lighthouse ^ | July 4, 2009 | BrianinMO
    Here is powerful video from the exceptional John Adams series, in which John Adams makes his impassioned plea for freedom before the Continental Congress in 1776. After the brief speech, there is the reading of the Declaration of Independence the Congress passed, which we celebrate today! The words are amazingly profound and powerful, and provide a clarion call we need to return to as Americans today. Happy Independence Day!. . . . . (Watch Video)
  • ~~~~ThE oFfIcIaL fRiDaY sIlLiNeSs ThReAd~~~~

    07/03/2009 6:59:08 AM PDT · by Lucky9teen · 92 replies · 4,718+ views
    Caption This... July 4 Tea Party Preparation————————————————–Following on the heels of the highly successful Tea (Taxed Enough Already) Parties, conservatives are again gearing up for a larger national set of Tea Party demonstrations set for July 4.   CBS and CNN are of course preparing to ignore it. After working so hard to extort more income from working Americans, Democrats will be on vacation that holiday weekend resting up for the next round of spending.   The effort to spend trillions of dollars to ruin American health care will be front and center over the next two weeks which should give CNN...
  • It's Independence Day

    07/02/2009 6:21:34 PM PDT · by history_48 · 5 replies · 187+ views
    Modern Conservative ^ | July 2, 2009 | Gina L. Diorio
    by Gina L. DiorioHappy Independence Day! Wait, you may say, Independence Day isn’t until July 4th. If you think that’s true, think again. For while the Continental Congress adopted our Declaration of Independence on July 4, 1776, it was on July 2 that that body officially declared independence from Great Britain by voting in favor of the Lee Resolution. Named for its author, Virginia Delegate Richard Henry Lee, the Lee Resolution stated: Resolved, That these United Colonies are, and of right ought to be, free and independent States; that they are absolved from all allegiance to the British Crown; and...
  • An Anthem Switch?

    07/02/2009 10:21:46 AM PDT · by NYer · 50 replies · 1,678+ views
    Inside Catholic ^ | July 2, 2009 | George Weigel
    Although I have lived in the Washington, D.C., area since 1984, I am an orthodox Baltimorean by birth, nurture, education, baseball loyalties, and a settled disdain for offering tartar sauce with crab cakes. So I should be the last person to think the unthinkable about my native city’s principal contribution to American public culture (after, of course, the Colts’ sudden-death victory over the New York Giants in the 1958 NFL championship game). Nonetheless, I shall risk the charges of heresy and treason by proposing the following thought experiment: as America celebrates Independence Day, let’s ponder a switch in national anthems,...
  • 'Boycott Fourth of July' says Israeli Legislator - He charges US with contempt of Israel

    06/30/2009 11:21:14 PM PDT · by Tzvi INN.com · 25 replies · 799+ views
    Israel National News ^ | July 1, 2009 | Tzvi Ben Gedalyahu
    Likud Knesset Member Danny Danon has called on party leader and Prime Minister Binyamin Netanyahu to boycott Wednesday evening’s annual U.S. Independence Day reception. He said that most coalition MKs will join him to protest what he called American contempt towards Israel.
  • "Starve The Beast" - July 4th, 2009

    06/30/2009 8:01:20 AM PDT · by crosstimbers · 18 replies · 713+ views
    The Market-Ticker ^ | June 30, 2009 | Karl Denninger
    "Starve The Beast" - July 4th, 2009 Perhaps its time. There have been a number of people on the forum talking about this, with one of the most recent converts being "iflyjetzzz". Look, we can rant and rave about market manipulation and government-sponsored games. We can petition the SEC, the FBI and Congress. We can demand that they stop it all we want. But they haven't and likely won't until and unless America gets pissed off enough to force them to act. So how do we make that happen, yet remain within the law? Its not that hard, and in...
  • 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...
  • July 4, 2009 - Taxpayers' Tea Party in Temecula, CA (THE PROUD TO BE A CAPITALIST PIG TOUR)

    06/12/2009 11:47:50 AM PDT · by DogByte6RER · 5 replies · 1,055+ views
    I Am With Rick.com ^ | June 12, 2009 | DogByte6RER
    Brethren, Patriots, Gentlewomen & Fellow Citizens TAX PROTEST - TEA PARTY - PATRIOTS' RALLY - PROUD TO BE A CAPITALIST PIG TOUR Come all ye fellow patriots and burdened taxpayers! Join us in a patriotic rally in observance of the birth of our Great Nation at ye olde Temecula Duck Pond. We shall gather at the corner of Ynez Road and Rancho California in Temecula, California on Saturday, July 4, 2009 commencing at 11:00 a.m. until 2:00 p.m. Please bring appropriate signs, banners, flags and attire to dispaly your love of country and to voice your keen displeasure towards those...
  • Independence Day Tea Parties in 350 Cities (Here's the list so far)

    04/22/2009 10:05:45 PM PDT · by kellynla · 22 replies · 1,619+ views
    worldnetdaily.com ^ | April 21, 2009 | Chelsea Schilling
    Planning for Round 2 of the nation's tea parties is under way – with more than 350 cities planning protests for Independence Day. While WND has been tracking 34 upcoming tea parties across the nation, the American Family Association has posted a list of rallies in 366 cities and 47 states for July 4. AFA is sponsoring Taxed Enough Already, or TEA, parties to be held at 12 p.m. in front of city halls across the nation. The organization launched a Tea Party Day website before the Tax Day events so volunteer organizers may register their protests with AFA. Michael...
  • America - The Greatest Nation on Earth

    07/04/2008 9:12:49 AM PDT · by blogsforthompson.com · 1 replies · 81+ views
    Freedom's Lighthouse ^ | July 4, 2008 | brianinmo
    Today is the 232nd Birthday of our nation. It is a good day to reflect on just how blessed we are to live in what is truly the greatest nation on earth - not only presently, but in all human history. I do not say that lightly. I know that here have been many great civilizations down through the centuries, and many empires that have come and gone. Some have achieved great wealth, and others extended their domain to vast reaches. But there has never been a nation that existed for the foundational purpose of freedom for it's citizens, and...
  • The Americans Who Risked Everything (by Rush Limbaugh's father)

    07/04/2008 6:45:54 AM PDT · by angkor · 92 replies · 1,187+ views
    Limbaugh Letter ^ | circa Dec 2000 | Rush Limbaugh Jr. (Rush's Dad)
    The Americans Who Risked Everything 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 appeared 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: "Our Lives, Our...
  • Informal poll: Traveling for the Holiday, or not?

    07/03/2008 10:43:49 AM PDT · by DGHoodini · 43 replies · 97+ views
    Me | July 3rd, 2008 | DGHoodini
    Just for purposes of curiosity: Do you plan to travel for the July 4th weekend? and why or wny not? Pesonally, i wasn't planning on it, but that's par for the course. It's been years and years since i sought to go anywhere but to the local fireworks celebration, and I think this has saved me much grief. But, if I were one to go to big amusement parks, or going to visit relatives, I still would likely not go this year, not because of panic, or being so short of funds that I could not literally buy the gas...
  • ****The Official Friday Silliness Thread**** (Salute to America's Birthday)

    07/03/2008 6:07:18 AM PDT · by Lucky9teen · 89 replies · 428+ views
    In honor of the I start this thread on Thursday, since most of us will have the day off to celebrate, tomorrow. Americans with a taste for vengeance this Fourth of July can take their aggressions out with a bang. The fuse on an Exploding Bin Laden Noggin burns brightly. The fountain, a spoof of al-Qaida leader and suspected terrorist Osama Bin Laden, is among this year’s most popular fireworks. "No. No. No. No. No," said Steve Nebel as he walked through the Bob’s Fireworks tent on Highway 763 last night combing the tables for a specific fountain. The object...