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  • Films to watch this Memorial Day weekend

    05/23/2020 6:44:39 PM PDT · by MAGA2017 · 69 replies
    Memorial Day activities, gatherings and parades may not be possible in your area due to the Coronavirus shutdown. We can still display the U.S. flag and honor the fallen at cemeteries. Two of my favorites films are The Best Years of Our Lives (1946) starring Fredric March, Dana Andrews, Teresa Wright and Harold Russell and The Bridges at Toko-Ri (1953) with William Holden and Grace Kelly. The he Bridges at Toko-Ri ends with the memorable line, “Where do we get such men?” What patriotic films do you enjoy watching?
  • A ‘Liberty’ Rebellion in Idaho Threatens to Undermine Coronavirus Orders

    04/07/2020 9:35:37 AM PDT · by ProtectOurFreedom · 39 replies
    New York Times ^ | April 7, 2020 | Mike Baker
    Inside an old factory building north of Boise, a few dozen people gathered to hear from Ammon Bundy. The meeting, which appeared to violate orders by Gov. Brad Little of Idaho to avoid group gatherings, was an assertion of what Mr. Bundy said was a constitutional right to peacefully assemble. But Mr. Bundy said he also hoped to create a network of people ready to come to the aid of those facing closure of their businesses or other interference from the government. “If it gets bad enough, and our rights are infringed upon enough, we can physically stand in defense...
  • We Have and Will Get Through This

    04/06/2020 4:23:15 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 12 replies ^ | April 6, 2020 | Terry Paulson
    History has a way of repeating itself. In difficult times, American history lets us know that we’re not alone in having to contend with wars, disasters, and pandemics. Past generations found a way through even the most difficult of times. In fact, being only forced to stay home in relative luxury, my complaints seem hollow compared to what our ancestors faced. In rereading the memoir of my wife’s grandmother, Audrey Jacobi, I found an unexpected gift. Audrey’s father was a splicer for Bell Telephone at the time of the Spanish Flu. Because the phone company would send him wherever his...
  • Life In the Key of Hank Williams Jr.

    03/23/2020 8:03:01 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 17 replies ^ | March 23, 2020 | Stephen Smoot
    The preacher man says it’s the end of time And the Mississippi River, she’s goin’ dryThe interest is up and the stock market’s downAn’ you only get mugged if you go downtownI live back in the woods ya seeMy woman and the kids and the dog and meI got a shotgun, a rifle, and a four wheel driveAnd a country boy can surviveThese lyrics came from a Hank Williams Jr. hit from almost 40 years ago, portraying the point of view of those who “came from the West Virginia coal mines,” the Rocky Mountains,” “north California and south Alabam, and...
  • FedEx driver stops to pick up American flag that fell over

    02/26/2020 7:19:37 AM PST · by Drastic · 12 replies
    Facebook ^ | 2-26-20 | Trending Views
    There wasn't much of a description on this. It's just a cool video where a FedEx driver stops to pick up and fold an American flag that fell over on a windy day. I believe this took place in New Jersey.
  • Donald Trump Interview 1980

    02/13/2020 10:39:06 PM PST · by ocrp1982 · 9 replies
    YouTube ^ | 1980 | Rona Barrett
    An interview from 1980 which reveals the uncanny vision and consistency of Donald John Trump.
  • Folks, if you don’t know how important FreeRepublic is.......

    02/04/2020 9:13:32 PM PST · by Romans Nine · 19 replies
    ........our enemies sure do. They are hitting the site during every major event as of late to interrupt the influence that is FreeRepublic. Thank you Jim and John for your work to get it fixed. Folks please donate to keep this bastion of freedom well oiled and ready for the next scrimmage. The war has started. We need FreeRepublic to stay United and informed. God Bless America.
  • Liberals say they love America like a parent scolding a child. What do you think?

    02/04/2020 12:49:48 PM PST · by GuavaCheesePuff · 74 replies
    Guava Cheese Puff | February 4, 2020 | Guava Cheese Puff
    A lot of liberals, etc. are blaming Trump for the IA problem. Today in NJ, I went to a diner, I overheard a man saying he is not proud to be an American, because of the Iowa issue. He says America is racist and corrupt, but he loves America like a stern father scolding his child to do better. He said conservatives are abusers and don't get "racism". What do you think?
  • Moving Moment: Congressman Scorches Dem Opposition to Killing Soleimani Without A Single Word

    01/15/2020 11:34:05 AM PST · by Maudeen · 43 replies
    World Net Daily ^ | 1/15/2020 | WND Staff
    Seldom, if ever, has such a powerful point been made by a Congress member without saying anything. 'I will note that there was no response' In fact, the tool U.S. Rep. Brian Mast, R-Fla., used to show the value of President Trump's decision to kill Iranian terror leader Qassem Soleimani was silence. See the powerful moment: @RepBrianMast asks for name of fallen service member that doesn't justify Soleimani killing: "I will sit here and wait..." [silence] @RepEliotEngel: "Thank you, Mr. Mast, I think you've made you're point…" Rep. Mast: "Mr. Chairman, I have not yielded back my time." —...
  • Nearly 100% of Up-&-Coming Dems Disagree America Is the Greatest Country in the World

    01/12/2020 11:15:05 AM PST · by rktman · 18 replies ^ | 1/11/2020 | C. Douglas Golden
    The survey of 9,895 respondents was conducted between Sept. 3 and Sept. 15, 2019, and had a margin of error of plus- or minus-1.5 percentage points. It’s a quote that’s commonly, but inaccurately, attributed to Winston Churchill: “If you’re not a liberal when you’re 25, you have no heart. If you’re not a conservative by the time you’re 35, you have no brain.” As the International Churchill Society notes, the ol’ bulldog was a Tory at the age of 15 and a liberal at age 35. (He’d eventually find his brain.) However, it’s a bit of folk wisdom that we...
  • The Commander in Chief Salutes You

    11/11/2019 3:26:41 AM PST · by Kaslin · 62 replies ^ | November 11, 2019 | Peggy Grande
    Donald Trump is the master showman. An entertainer by nature and a natural on stage. He knows the power of timing. The rally audience hears speeches by local and statewide dignitaries and awaits the main event. There’s a lull in the program for several minutes, yet before the audience gets too restless, it happens. With no warning, no other introduction or fanfare, a voice announces over the loudspeaker: “Ladies and Gentlemen, the President of the United States — Donald J. Trump.” And with that he appears. People scramble to capture the grand entrance and gather themselves to absorb this...
  • Please do what you can. It really is a matter of protecting the Republic

    10/24/2019 9:52:32 AM PDT · by Romans Nine · 13 replies After reading the endless Drudge Report threads, watching many traditionally conservative sites and authors show their true colors how can anyone not see the need for Free Republic. Thank God that Jim remains steadfast in not selling out. We have a incredibly great place to exchange ideas and grow in our pursuit of information and knowledge through the many contributors on here. Thank you Jim Robinson. Folks please show real support by donating financially. Skip some basic pleasure for yourself once a month and donate. Thank God for our country, thank God for aa great place like Free Republic.
  • Transcript of President Trump to 74th UN General Assembly

    09/24/2019 8:14:42 PM PDT · by Nateman · 21 replies
    Free Republic ^ | Sept. 24 , 2019 | Donald J. Trump
    Mr Secretary General, Mr. President, world leaders, and distinguished delegates, welcome to New York. It is a profound honor to stand here in my home city as a representative of the American people to address the people of the world. As millions of our citizens continue to suffer the effects of the devastating hurricanes that have struck our country, I want to begin by expressing my appreciation to every leader in this room who has offered assistance and aid. The American people are strong and resilient, and they will emerge from these hardships more determined than ever before. Fortunately, the...
  • A 'Lost' Generation?

    08/29/2019 11:08:17 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 19 replies ^ | August 29, 2019 | Cal Thomas
    There are people in every generation who believe the generation following theirs is either going to the dogs or will ruin the country. A new Wall Street Journal/NBC News poll lends credence to that way of thinking, especially where Generation Z/millennials (those born in the mid-1990s to mid-2000s) and Generation X (those born in the early-to-mid 1960s to the early 1980s) are concerned. The poll of 1,000 adults earlier this month found that "younger generations rate patriotism, religion and having children as less important to them than did young people two decades ago." The poll contrasts with a similar survey...
  • "America, America, God Shed His Grace On Thee"

    08/12/2019 9:50:00 AM PDT · by Perseverando · 6 replies
    American Minute ^ | August 12, 2019 | Bill Federer
    "O Beautiful, For Spacious Skies, For Amber Waves of Grain ..." Almost chosen as the National Anthem in 1926, "America the Beautiful" was written by Katherine Lee Bates, born AUGUST 12, 1859. Daughter of a Congregational minister, Katherine Lee Bates taught high school, then English literature at Wellesley College. She hosted gatherings at her home for students and literary guests, including Robert Frost, Carl Sandburg and William Butler Yeats. Of her 1893 Colorado journey, Katherine Lee Bates wrote: "Some of the other teachers and I decided to go on a trip to 14,000-foot Pikes Peak. We hired a prairie wagon....
  • Brexit & a Godly Nationalism

    08/06/2019 1:42:11 PM PDT · by CondoleezzaProtege · 3 replies
    Providence Magazine ^ | 2019 | Mark Tooley
    The Brexit vote recalls a prescient editorial from Reinhold Niebuhr’s journal Christianity & Crisis (a model for this magazine!) in January 1946 warning that “the movement toward centralized authority on a world scale contains a threat of world tyranny, particularly if the authority within the world is conceived merely in terms of police power in world government.” In the aftermath of WWII’s murderous horrors, this editorial supported the emerging United Nations and some abridgments of national sovereignty. Though perhaps excessive and overly optimistic, his article was at least still aware of the accompanying dangers to liberty and self-government. Increasing numbers...
  • Google’s Dictionary Supplies Biased Terms, Calls Patriots ‘Xenophobes’

    08/03/2019 8:41:28 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 48 replies ^ | August 3, 2019 | Mark Meckler
    We’ve all looked up a word to find out its definition, but some of the political terms on Google’s “dictionary” are biased and could have long term implications for our nation’s political future.If you look up the word “conservative,” for example, you get these acceptable synonyms: traditionalist, conventional, orthodox, stable, prudent, and old-fashioned.  But these are also accompanied by these rather unflattering words: dyed-in-the-wool, unchanging, hidebound, timid, unadventurous, unenterprising, and set in one's ways, and stick in the mud.Terms associated with leftist politics did not have such condescending synonyms. The word “progressive” was described as modern, liberal, advanced, forward-looking, forward-thinking, go-ahead, enlightened, enterprising,...
  • First Bible PRINTED in America in English language (American Minute)

    07/30/2019 1:23:26 PM PDT · by Perseverando · 13 replies
    American Minute ^ | July 15, 2019 | Bill Federer
    In colonial America, Bibles had to be imported from Britain as the British government strictly regulated the printing of religious materials. It was illegal to print Bibles in the English language without a license from the King. In 1663, Missionary John Elliot printed the first Bible in America at Harvard College in Cambridge, Massachusetts, but it was in the Indian language of Algonquin. Queen Elizabeth I, in 1589, had granted Christopher Barker the title of Royal Printer. He had the exclusive "perpetual royal privilege" to print Bibles in England. His son, Robert Barker, assumed the position of the King's Printer...
  • Why We Need To Be Christian First, Patriot Second

    07/29/2019 9:07:37 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 67 replies
    Townhall ^ | 07/29/2019 | Michael Brown
    This is not about President Trump. It is about us. About our behavior as followers of Jesus. About our words. About our attitudes. About our priorities. It seems that many of us have lost sight of what it means to be Christian, as if anything now goes in the name of Jesus. It seems that many of us now justify almost any kind of ugly rhetoric, as long as it is in the name of country and of God, seemingly in that order. What has become of godly speech? Of civility? Of graciousness? Of respect? When did God send out...
  • Love of Country - Article V

    07/29/2019 1:14:55 AM PDT · by Jacquerie · 6 replies
    ArticleVBlog ^ | July 29th 2019 | Rodney Dodsworth
    Why do patriots love their country? Like love of oneself and family, love of country is a natural emotion. From a rational standpoint, what is not to like and love about the greatest force for good, the US, in world history? I find pride in American citizenship. I am not the subject of a king, nor a slave in an islamic or authoritarian hell-hole, nor a proletarian ruled through fear by communist party thugs. To be a citizen is to be equal before law of our own making, not through direct democracy, but by representatives, our agents who craft law...