Have a Safe and Happy Independence Day

Enjoy the celebration of our countries’ independence by raising the American flag… unless some snowflake demands you take it down because it offends him.
Enjoy the local parade with marching bands and military units… and, of course, men in garish dresses bouncing along, blowing kisses and flaunting their body piercings and custom leather gear.
Enjoy the fireworks, unless someone complains they add to climate change and must be stopped. Or get assaulted by roving gangs of black youths because they claim the park is theirs.
Enjoy a family picnic at a park, as long as everything is gluten-free and you don’t harm any of God’s creatures, especially ants and mosquitoes.
Teach your children about the solemnity of the day, since they will be taught in school that we are responsible for every bad thing that’s ever happened in the history of Western Civilization.

The Sacrifices Made by the Men Who Signed the Declaration

Though the principles enunciated in its opening paragraphs, such as the self-evident truth that all men are created equal, provide the moral and philosophical foundation on which the American regime rests, it is important to acknowledge that declaring principles alone secures nothing.

Principles need to be enforced by individuals who have the habits of character necessary to fight for them, and perhaps even die for them, if need be. In a time where talk of rights dominates our political discourse, a focus on duties is indispensable in order to teach citizens the responsibilities they owe toward each other and their posterity.
The signers’ mutual pledge to themselves to sacrifice their lives, fortunes, and sacred honor for the cause of independence shows that these men took seriously their duties to the people of the new nation.

THE INCOMPARABLE PAUL HARVEY

South Carolina Business Owner Told American Flag Display Violates Local Ordinance

Bob Michaelis of Michaelis Mattress Company in Lexington says he was asked to remove the patriotic display because it violates a 1999 town ordinance. According to the town ordinance, only three flags that are not duplicates of each other can be displayed in “restricted and intense development districts.”

New Low ‘Proud to be American’ At End of Obama Era

It’s hard not to connect this grim trend with President Obama’s White House tenure. While the trend did drop significantly in the years between 2004 and 2006, when President George W. Bush was still in office, Obama did little to inspire Americans. Even after his whole “Hope and Change” campaign, the numbers didn’t budge.

Our stagnant economy, tendency to place correctness over national security, and fading international image thanks to our capitulating to extremist regimes may help explain why Americans are not wild about their country right now.

Warning for language and brief naked backside:

Have a large 4th and use common sense. Remember… a bottle rocket launched from your butt crack is always a painful fail. Submitted herewith are some magnificent fireworks fails.

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6 responses to “Have a Safe and Happy Independence Day

  1. Happy 4th, Pete and everybody!

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  2. Regarding those brave signers of our Declaration:

    History is written by the victors; thus our Founding Fathers are heroes, the South is our Civil War villain, and Hitler becomes Godwin’s proxy for the embodiment of evil. But if these historical events had gone in another direction, we’d be taught to see the good guys and the bad guys much differently.

    On this Independence Day we have contemporary heroes, just as bold as our Declaration’s signers, to whom our conservative movement rallies no support. We abandoned Cliven Bundy and his band of rebels, especially LaVoy Finicum, even unto death.

    They were trying to fight a system more despotic than King George, a system begun under Communist-in-sheep’s-clothing Richard Nixon (wage and price controls, relations with China, EPA, on and on). After Nixon abolished the link between our currency and a gold standard:

    “…it quickly became apparent that the US Government did not in fact have enough gold to cover the outstanding debts. Foreign nations began to get very nervous about their loans to the US and understandably were reluctant to loan any additional money to the United States without some form of collateral.

    “So Richard Nixon started the environmental movement, with the EPA and its various programs such as “wilderness zones”, Roadless areas”, Heritage rivers”, “Wetlands”, all of which took vast areas of public lands and made them off limits to the American people who were technically the owners of those lands.

    “But Nixon had little concern for the environment and the real purpose of this land grab under the guise of the environment was to pledge those pristine lands and their vast mineral resources as collateral on the national debt. The plethora of different programs was simply to conceal the true scale of how much American land was being pledged to foreign lenders as collateral on the government’s debts; eventually almost 25% of the nation itself.

    “All of this is illegal as the Enclave Clause of the Constitution limits the Federal Government to owning the land under Federal Government buildings and military bases, and that Enclave Clause was written into the Constitution by the Founding Fathers…” (from “All Wars Are Bankers Wars”)

    Cliven Bundy and his sons were trying to maintain grazing rights on their own land, but the BLM and EPA kept pushing them into a smaller and smaller corner, just like the original Boston Tea Party. We had a chance to honor the courage of our Founding Fathers by supporting these rebellious patriots, and we did nothing.

    The Internet is great at allowing birds of a feather to communicate sympathetic political positions, but this same Information Superhighway also enables instant recognition and suppression of anyone bold enough (or daft enough) to dare translate these political positions into action.

    I don’t believe the Revolutionary Army could assemble under the watchful eye of today’s DHS. Of course, that’s the whole point. We may honor 1776 in spirit, as long as we don’t actually do anything about it. Those who do — like Mr. Finicum — are killed.

    Anyway, Happy Fourth of July, from Debbie Downer!! 😉

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  3. Victims of American public education:

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  4. One can’t fully appreciate July 4, 1776 without appreciating this:
    “In Congress, March 16, 1776”
    https://itooktheredpill.wordpress.com/2008/10/15/in-congress-march-16-1776/

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