My best postings get deleted by the mods...
My manufactured date is 12/31/1951.
My expiration date is known only to GOD.
I give homage to Scotland; and if this is your army, then why does it go?
We didn't come here to fight for them.
To home! The English are too many!
Fight? Against that? No, we will run. And we will live.
Aye. Fight and you may die.
Run, and you'll live...at least a while.
And dying in your beds, many years from now,
would you be willing to trade all the days, from this day to that,
for one chance, just one chance, to come back here and tell our enemies
that they may take our lives, but they'll never take...OUR FREEDOM!
Alba gu bràth! ("Scotland until judgment" or "Scotland forever")
Mornay, Lochlan, Craig, here are the king’s terms...
Lead this army off field and he will give you each estates in Yorkshire,
including hereditary title, from which you will pay him an annual duty.
I have an offer for you.
Cheltham, this is William Wallace.
...from which you will pay the king an annual duty...
I said I have an offer for you.
You disrespect a banner of truce?
From his king? Absolutely. Here are Scotland’s terms.
Lower your flags, and march straight back to England,
stopping at every home you pass by to beg forgiveness
for a hundred years of theft, rape, and murder.
Do that and your men shall live.
Do it not, and every one of you will die today.
You are outmatched. You have no heavy cavalry.
In two centuries no army has won without...
I’m not finished!
Before we let you leave, your commander must cross that field,
present himself before this army, put his head between his legs,
and kiss his own arse.
"Freedom is never more than one generation away from extinction.
We don't pass it to our children in the bloodstream.
It must be fought for, protected, and handed on for them to do the same,
or one day we will spend our sunset years telling our children and our children's children
what it was once like in the United States where men were free."
"But what do we mean by the American Revolution?
Do we mean the American war?
The Revolution was effected before the war commenced.
The Revolution was in the minds and hearts of the people;
a change in their religious sentiments of their duties and obligations.
That was the real American Revolution."
"Liberty lives in the hearts of men and women.
When it dies there, no constitution, no law, and no court can save it."
~Judge Learned Hand-1944
"Those who make peaceful revolution impossible will make violent revolution inevitable."
~John F Kennedy-1962
Who meets the definition of being a "veteran"?
A "veteran" is a congressional definition...I find that to be odd.
My father sailed on Liberty Ships on two oceans in the Merchant Marines during WWII from 5/1942-9/1945.
He did not meet the classification of a "veteran".
I served in the National Guard / Army Reserves from 1971-1977.
I also do not meet the classification of a "veteran".
May GOD bless ALL who have served their county.
May GOD bless America.
May GOD save the Republic
I was born a free man and I will die a free man ...
(... and ain't no sidewindin', bushwackin', hornswogglin' cracker croaker gonna ruin me bishen cutter...)
Look here, brother, who you jiving with that cosmik debris?