Skip to comments.Happy 241st Birthday America: Long May You Run
Posted on 07/04/2017 5:18:55 AM PDT by NOBO2012
Like your favorite radio hosts Im doing a best of today. Happy Birthday America!
From 2010: Quis custodiet ipsos custodes?
These founding documents were designed and declared with full knowledge of human nature and complete understanding of the souls tendencies. The result was the formation of a more perfect union which has stood the test of time in no small part due to the wisdom of these founders who crafted a near sacred separation of powers within the government they created. Let us honor their courage, their genius and their foresight.
And for our part, let us be ever vigilant against those who would impinge on that greatness by opening the very gates that hold tyranny at bay.
From 2011: a pre-4th post from Camp David, Home For the Holiday: Feliz Quarto De Julio
Anyway, the long and short of it is Lady M decided to send me and Little Mo back to the Big White to weed and water the Big White Organic Garden of Versus in order to give our illegal Mexicans the rest of the Quarto de Julio weekend off.
From 2012: Happy Birthday America! July 4, 2012 , in which we quote from Abraham Lincoln:
The shepherd drives the wolf from the sheeps throat, for which the sheep thanks the shepherd as a liberator, while the wolf denounces him for the same act as the destroyer of liberty, especially as the sheep was a black one. Plainly the sheep and the wolf are not agreed upon a definition of the word liberty.
Although I think we all know a destroyer of liberty when we see one.
annotated portrait courtesy of Cripes Suzette
And a sort-of-recipe for some 4th of July smores that have been kicked up to notches unknown something that I think PDJT will make America famous for again:
Warning: do not eat more than a bakers dozen (one for each original state)
From 2013, As it Turns Out, We Were the Ones Weve Been Waiting For, we have Paul Harveys video essay on the fate of the 56 men who believed liberty was so important that they pledged our lives, our fortune, our sacred honor to ensure it.
From 2014, A republic, Madam, if you can keep it which includes an eerily prescient observation about Joan Rivers, may she rest in peace.
From 2015, Weiners on Parade, a tiny BBQ for tiny hamsters (h/t Blonde Gator). Creeper, if youre out there, its the perfect meal for your new little buddy.
And from last years The 4th of July in Neverland, we witness the result of top ranked universities dropping the requirement that history majors study U.S. history:
To counter that sad state of affairs I leave you with this, excerpted from Thomas Jeffersons 1826 letter from Thomas Jefferson to Roger Chew Weightman on the 50th Anniversary of the signing of the Declaration of Independence. It reminds us what American Independence is really all about:
our fellow citizens, after half a century of experience and prosperity, continue to approve the choice we made. may it be to the world, what I believe it will be, (to some parts sooner, to others later, but finally to all,) the Signal of arousing men to burst the chains, under which monkish ignorance and superstition had persuaded them to bind themselves, and to assume the blessings & security of self-government. that form which we have substituted, restores the free right to the unbounded exercise of reason and freedom of opinion. all eyes are opened, or opening, to the rights of man. the general spread of the light of science has already laid open to every view. the palpable truth, that the mass of mankind has not been born with saddles on their backs, nor a favored few booted and spurred, ready to ride them legitimately, by the grace of god. these are grounds of hope for others. for ourselves, let the annual return of this day .forever refresh our recollections of these rights, and an undiminished devotion to them
So get those baked beans in the oven, the potato salad in the frig, the burgers, dogs and ribs on the grill and party like its 1776! Were Making America Great Again. We intend to make Jefferson proud.
Happy Birthday America Long May You Run!
Happy Independence Day!
O, America (Celtic Woman)
“It was in Blind River, back in 1962..”
SOME writers have so confounded society with government, as to leave little or no distinction between them; whereas they are not only different, but have different origins. Society is produced by our wants, and government by our wickedness; the former promotes our happiness POSITIVELY by uniting our affections, the latter NEGATIVELY by restraining our vices. The one encourages intercourse, the other creates distinctions. The first is a patron, the last a punisher.
Society in every state is a blessing, but Government, even in its best state, is but a necessary evil; in its worst state an intolerable one: for when we suffer, or are exposed to the same miseries BY A GOVERNMENT, which we might expect in a country WITHOUT GOVERNMENT, our calamity is heightened by reflecting that we furnish the means by which we suffer. Government, like dress, is the badge of lost innocence; the palaces of kings are built upon the ruins of the bowers of paradise. For were the impulses of conscience clear, uniform and irresistibly obeyed, man would need no other lawgiver; but that not being the case, he finds it necessary to surrender up a part of his property to furnish means for the protection of the rest; and this he is induced to do by the same prudence which in every other case advises him, out of two evils to choose the least. Wherefore, security being the true design and end of government, it unanswerably follows that whatever form thereof appears most likely to ensure it to us, with the least expense and greatest benefit, is preferable to all others. - Thomas Paine, Common Sense (1776)
“We’re going to Make America Great Again! Enjoy the fireworks.” - President Donald Trump
The Battle Hymn Of The Republic - Trump’s Pre-Inauguration Jan 19th 2017
Happy Independence Day...after 8 years, America is recovering!! Liberals, boo-boo, you lost and you are unhinged.
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