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  • Happy 242nd Birthday USA !!!

    Coming up on another Anniversary Date ... often excuse for one of the biggest sheBANGS of the year ~ Summer.

    Before shifting gears to some more Traditional appraisals, here's the classic "Yanks on a Beach" take on the 4th;

    VIDEO: ‘Why do we celebrate the Fourth of July?’ Most folks on beach didn’t listen in history class.
    https://www.theblaze.com/news/2018/0...t%20270%20days

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    Happy birthday America!

    Any man can hold his place when the bands play and women throw flowers; it is when the enemy presses close and metal shears through the ranks that one can acertain which are soldiers, and which are not.

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    • #3
      Originally posted by G David Bock View Post
      Coming up on another Anniversary Date ... often excuse for one of the biggest sheBANGS of the year ~ Summer.

      Before shifting gears to some more Traditional appraisals, here's the classic "Yanks on a Beach" take on the 4th;

      VIDEO: ‘Why do we celebrate the Fourth of July?’ Most folks on beach didn’t listen in history class.
      https://www.theblaze.com/news/2018/0...t%20270%20days
      Eighth Army hosted the 243rd Army Birthday Ball June 1 at the SINTEX Convention Center in Hwaseong, South Korea. The night was filled with tradition, camaraderie, and reverence. The U.S. Army is the oldest of the military branches and is one year older than the U.S.

      Math
      "Ask not what your country can do for you"

      Left wing, Right Wing same bird that they are killing.

      you’re entitled to your own opinion but not your own facts.

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      • #4
        Happy Birthday to the United States. And as a reminder, God looks out for drunks, children, the US Navy and the United States of America.
        We are not now that strength which in old days
        Moved earth and heaven; that which we are we are; One equal temper of heroic hearts
        Made weak by time and fate but strong in will
        To strive to seek to find and not to yield.

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        • #5
          THE BLOG
          07/04/2010 11:15 am ET Updated May 25, 2011

          Liberty and American Exceptionalism


          By Ken Blackwell
          Co-authored by Ken Klukowski
          ...
          On July 4, 1776, fifty-six dedicated patriots resolved to risk everything in the hope of a new beginning. Elected to represent colonists from across the thirteen British colonies on the American continent, they decided to embark upon a grand experiment, to form a self-governing democratic republic.

          They were risking their lives. Had they failed, they would have been hanged as traitors, their lands confiscated by the Crown, their fortunes forfeited, and their families left disgraced and destitute.

          Yet they succeeded, and the freest, safest, and prosperous nation in the world was born.

          We don’t just celebrate the historical fact of America’s birth. When we celebrate Independence Day, we celebrate everything for which the United States stands.

          We celebrate the right to speak what we will, no matter how unpopular, without fear of government reprisal. We celebrate our right to worship according to the dictates of our conscience. We celebrate our right to bear arms in defense of ourselves and our freedom. We celebrate our right to be secure in our homes and our families, and should we become entangled with the law, our right not to be deprived of life, liberty or property without due process, which includes everything from our right to a jury trial, to our right to a lawyer, to our right to not incriminate ourselves or be tortured.

          While many of us take those rights for granted, the reality is that they are rare, both in history and even around the globe today. But those rights, that liberty, is what we celebrate on the Fourth of July.

          In other words, what we celebrate is American exceptionalism.

          That’s the belief that America is something special. We are a shining beacon of light throughout the world and throughout the annals of history. We are the exception, not the rule.

          The national bestseller The 5000 Year Leap: A Miracle that Changed the World does a masterful job of showing American exceptionalism in the context of world history. With a special focus on economic freedom, this book shows that the principles of liberty enshrined by our Founders in our Declaration of Independence, and later in the U.S. Constitution, led to an inconceivable level of prosperity, safety and happiness in this country that the rest of the world looked at in shocked disbelief.

          Yet President Obama doesn’t believe in American exceptionalism. As we note in our own national bestseller on Obama’s blueprint, he is on video telling a foreign audience in Greece in 2009 that America is only exceptional in the same way that Brits think Great Britain is exceptional, or the Greeks think that Greece is exceptional.

          In other words, we’re all exceptional. But since the definition of an exception is something that stands out from the norm, we cannot all be exceptional. If we’re all exceptional, then none of us are exceptional. President Obama could not be more wrong.

          He'’s busy fundamentally transforming our nation. He’s leading a government takeover of our free-market economy, including the best health care system the world has ever seen. He’s trying to grant citizenship and the right to vote to millions of illegal immigrants who have no interest in becoming Americans, pledging their loyalty to this exceptional nation alone and renouncing all other ties. He’s trying to silence his political critics, and muzzle those few media outlets that tell the truth.

          And to top it off, as we saw last week, he’s packing our nation’s courts, and our Supreme Court, with people who see society the same way he does, and will rubber-stamp his agenda as being consistent with the Constitution.

          On the Fourth of July, we celebrate our Independence Day —our freedom from oppressive government and our commitment to individual freedom.

          In doing so, we oppose the Obama vision, and his blueprint for big government and America.
          ...
          https://www.huffingtonpost.com/ken-b..._b_635077.html

          Some wags here will rebuff this and claim it's an eight year old piece, "so what ???"

          Well BHO had another six years after this article to continue his "anti-colonialism" remake America efforts, and the damage done isn't going to all be undone just a year and a half into a new POTUS with a 180 degree different agenda. There's still a bit to "unmake" before we can "correct" the legacy of BHO's Mistakes.

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          • #6
            Happy Birthday: USA. !!

            It's also been remembered that it's the centenary of the first time American and Australian troops fought side-by-side. On the 4th.July,1918 a contingent from Gen.Pershing's command went into action with elements of Monash's Corps on the Western Front.


            "I dogmatise and am contradicted, and in this conflict of opinions and sentiments I find delight".
            Samuel Johnson.

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            • #7
              Getting ready to head up to the Henry Ford/Greenfield Village for the Detroit Symphony Orchestra's Salute to America concert (Night 4). The U.S. Army Field Band and the Soldiers Chorus are the guest orchestras this year (again). It has been a really good show with many good numbers (and no damned Gershwin), but oh so hot. My little cannon group does the cannon shots for the 1812 Overture, and it is a blast (when we get all shots off...had one misfire on Saturday). Yesterday met a couple of really nice English women (well, one is, as she put it, "assimilated") who were enjoying themselves immensely. Lots of families of all ethnicitys, and no rowdy behavior. Of course $9 for a pint of beer probably helps with that.

              Anyway it is enjoyable. Except for the heat, humidity, and all the hard work setting up and removing the guns, etc.

              Tuebor

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              • #8
                Nine dollars for a pint of flat beer served in plastic...what a rip off.
                "Ask not what your country can do for you"

                Left wing, Right Wing same bird that they are killing.

                you’re entitled to your own opinion but not your own facts.

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                • #9
                  5 famous 'facts' about the Fourth of July that aren't true — and what actually happened instead
                  https://www.msn.com/en-us/news/us/5-...Bnb7Kz#image=1

                  23 Freedoms Americans Totally Take for Granted
                  https://www.msn.com/en-us/lifestyle/...Rt5?li=BBnb7Kz

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                  • #10
                    What the Founding Fathers were doing before their act of rebellion made them famous

                    https://www.msn.com/en-us/news/us/wh...1JU?li=BBnb7Kz

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                    • #11
                      Originally posted by BELGRAVE View Post
                      Happy Birthday: USA. !!

                      It's also been remembered that it's the centenary of the first time American and Australian troops fought side-by-side. On the 4th.July,1918 a contingent from Gen.Pershing's command went into action with elements of Monash's Corps on the Western Front.

                      Now that's something I didn't know. Thanks for posting it.

                      We are not now that strength which in old days
                      Moved earth and heaven; that which we are we are; One equal temper of heroic hearts
                      Made weak by time and fate but strong in will
                      To strive to seek to find and not to yield.

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                      • #12
                        Happy Birthday USA!
                        The First Amendment applies to SMS, Emails, Blogs, online news, the Fourth applies to your cell phone, computer, and your car, but the Second only applies to muskets?

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                        • #13
                          30 Significant Historical Events That Happened on July 4

                          https://www.msn.com/en-us/lifestyle/...1RR?li=BBnb7Kz
                          Last edited by G David Bock; 05 Jul 18, 01:23.

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                          • #14
                            Originally posted by G David Bock View Post
                            30 Significant Historical Events That Happened on July

                            https://www.msn.com/en-us/lifestyle/...1RR?li=BBnb7Kz
                            Tuebor was born. Is there anything else that is worth reporting?

                            Tuebor

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                            • #15
                              Originally posted by Tuebor View Post

                              Tuebor was born. Is there anything else that is worth reporting?

                              Tuebor
                              Happy Birthday!

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