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NJCardFan
07-04-2013, 02:03 AM
I posted this on Facebook a little while ago:

What today is all about. Right now, I am wearing one of my favorite t-shirts. On it is an American flag made up of words. Those words are:

"We hold these truths to be self evident that all men are created equal, that they are endowed by their Creator 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 their just powers from the consent of the governed, That whenever any Form of Government becomes destructive of these ends, it is the Right of the People to alter or to abolish it, and to institute new Government..."

If our forefathers were here today they would tell us that we are at a crossroads of the latter part of that passage. This government, on any level, is no longer deriving their powers from the consent of the governed but rather to further it's own ends. This is not the country spoken about in that great document that those brave men wrote and signed. It's quite the opposite. Sadly, today, most people have no clue what this great document is let alone what it stands for. Today, many people believe freedom to mean relying on the government for their every need and that freedom to them is to have that same government take from those who have earned it and give it to them because, after all, life is supposed to be fair. These people will soon find out the hard way, as Thomas Jefferson once said, "A government big enough to give you everything you want is also big enough to take everything you have." We are on that path. And WE THE PEOPLE(from another great document written 11 years after this one) need to take this country back and form it in the way our founders intended. God Bless America and God Bless each and every one of you. Have a safe and happy 4th of July and please remember what this day is all about.

SarasotaRepub
07-04-2013, 09:56 AM
Happy 4th to everyone!!!:usflag:

Lanie
07-04-2013, 11:12 AM
Happy 4th. :)

Retread
07-04-2013, 01:10 PM
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ABC
07-04-2013, 02:23 PM
As a Naturalized American, it is the most cherished and emotional day of the year for me.

All the patriotic songs bring a lump to my throat and tears to my eyes. I kid you not. I have a hard time singing the words when I really want to belt them out at the top of my lungs.

One of my favorite songs, and I have many, is Woody Guthrie's "This Land is Your Land."

This land, really is my land I love it ... and that POS in the WH is not going to change my mind no matter how hard he tries to bring us all down!!!

Happy July 4th. everyone! :usflag:

~ ABC

laalt
07-04-2013, 02:41 PM
Indeed, Happy Independence Day:Flag2::party::usflag:

RobJohnson
07-04-2013, 05:34 PM
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Retread
07-05-2013, 11:38 PM
72 Dead in Gun Confiscation...........

National Guard units seeking to confiscate a cache of recently banned assault weapons were ambushed by elements of a para-military extremist faction. Military & law enforcement sources estimate that 72 were killed & more than 200 injured before government forces were compelled to withdraw.

Speaking after the clash, Massachusetts Governor Thomas Gage declared that the extremist faction, which was made up of local citizens, has links to the radical right-wing tax protest movement. Gage blamed the extremists for recent incidents of vandalism directed against internal revenue offices. The governor, who described the group's organizers as "criminals,” issued an executive order authorizing the summary arrest of any individual who has interfered with the government's efforts to secure law & order. The military raid on the extremist arsenal followed widespread refusal by the local citizenry to turn over recently outlawed assault weapons.

Gage issued a ban on military-style assault weapons & ammunition earlier in the week. This decision followed a meeting in early this month between government & military leaders at which the governor authorized the forcible confiscation of illegal arms.

One government official, speaking on condition of anonymity, pointed out that "none of these people would have been killed had the extremists obeyed the law & turned over their weapons voluntarily." Government troops initially succeeded in confiscating a large supply of outlawed weapons & ammunition.

However, troops attempting to seize arms & ammunition in Lexington met with resistance from heavily armed extremists who had been tipped off regarding the government's plans. During a tense standoff in Lexington’s town park, National Guard Colonel Francis Smith, commander of the government operation, ordered the armed group to surrender & return to their homes. The impasse was broken by a single shot, which was reportedly fired by one of the right-wing extremists. Eight civilians were killed in the ensuing exchange.

Ironically, the local citizenry blamed government forces rather than the radical extremists for the civilian deaths. Before order could be restored, armed citizens from surrounding areas had descended upon the guard units. Colonel Smith, finding his forces over matched by the armed mob, ordered a retreat.

Governor Gage has called upon citizens to support the state/national joint task force in its effort to restore law & order. The governor also demanded the surrender of those responsible for planning & leading the attack against the government troops. Samuel Adams, Paul Revere, & John Hancock, who have been identified as "ringleaders" of the extremist faction, remain at large.

And this, people, is how the American Revolution began on April 20, 1775.

Meshuga Mikey
07-06-2013, 01:01 AM
72 Dead in Gun Confiscation...........

National Guard units seeking to confiscate a cache of recently banned assault weapons were ambushed by elements of a para-military extremist faction. Military & law enforcement sources estimate that 72 were killed & more than 200 injured before government forces were compelled to withdraw.

Speaking after the clash, Massachusetts Governor Thomas Gage declared that the extremist faction, which was made up of local citizens, has links to the radical right-wing tax protest movement. Gage blamed the extremists for recent incidents of vandalism directed against internal revenue offices. The governor, who described the group's organizers as "criminals,” issued an executive order authorizing the summary arrest of any individual who has interfered with the government's efforts to secure law & order. The military raid on the extremist arsenal followed widespread refusal by the local citizenry to turn over recently outlawed assault weapons.

Gage issued a ban on military-style assault weapons & ammunition earlier in the week. This decision followed a meeting in early this month between government & military leaders at which the governor authorized the forcible confiscation of illegal arms.

One government official, speaking on condition of anonymity, pointed out that "none of these people would have been killed had the extremists obeyed the law & turned over their weapons voluntarily." Government troops initially succeeded in confiscating a large supply of outlawed weapons & ammunition.

However, troops attempting to seize arms & ammunition in Lexington met with resistance from heavily armed extremists who had been tipped off regarding the government's plans. During a tense standoff in Lexington’s town park, National Guard Colonel Francis Smith, commander of the government operation, ordered the armed group to surrender & return to their homes. The impasse was broken by a single shot, which was reportedly fired by one of the right-wing extremists. Eight civilians were killed in the ensuing exchange.

Ironically, the local citizenry blamed government forces rather than the radical extremists for the civilian deaths. Before order could be restored, armed citizens from surrounding areas had descended upon the guard units. Colonel Smith, finding his forces over matched by the armed mob, ordered a retreat.

Governor Gage has called upon citizens to support the state/national joint task force in its effort to restore law & order. The governor also demanded the surrender of those responsible for planning & leading the attack against the government troops. Samuel Adams, Paul Revere, & John Hancock, who have been identified as "ringleaders" of the extremist faction, remain at large.

And this, people, is how the American Revolution began on April 20, 1775.

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