Browsing All posts tagged under »Independence Day«

Proud to Be an American?

July 9, 2014 by

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Patriotism and Contemporary Politics ~  By Mark Alexander  ~ “Patriotism is as much a virtue as justice, and is as necessary for the support of societies as natural affection is for the support of families.” –Benjamin Rush (1773) To celebrate Independence Day last week, American Apparel, a company that supports a plethora of left-wing causes, […]

Independence Day

July 4, 2014 by

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The Patriot Post ~ “This was the object of the Declaration of Independence. Not to find out new principles, or new arguments, never before thought of, not merely to say things which had never been said before; but to place before mankind the common sense of the subject, in terms so plain and firm as to […]

America’s Birthday

July 4, 2014 by

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By Thomas Sowell Birthdays are supposed to be times for celebration and gift-giving. But America’s upcoming birthday on the Fourth of July is a time when the gift most needed is an urgent warning about the dangers of losing the things that have made this country America – and have long made “America” a ringing […]

Independence Day 2013

July 4, 2013 by

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The Patriot Post ~ Today marks the 237th birthday of our great nation. Let’s celebrate the land of the free and the home of the brave! Have a blessed and safe Independence Day! “Let the Fourth of July always be a reminder that here in this land, for the first time, it was decided that man […]

Liberty — Endowed by Whom? The Eternal Bequest

July 3, 2013 by

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By Mark Alexander “God who gave us life gave us Liberty. Can the liberties of a nation be secure when we have removed a conviction that these liberties are the gift of God? Indeed I tremble for my country when I reflect that God is just, that His justice cannot sleep forever.” –Thomas Jefferson (1774) […]

A Not So Happy Fourth Of July 

July 3, 2013 by

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By Alan Caruba ~ Normally Americans celebrate the Fourth of July as the happy anniversary of the birth of the nation with the adoption of the Declaration of Independence in 1776. In 2013, our happiness is muted by fears of eroding freedoms; corrupt and incompetent governance. The men who signed the document had struggled to reach some accommodation […]

Independence Day 2012 – America’s 236th Birthday

July 4, 2012 by

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Today marks the 236th birthday of our great nation. Let’s celebrate the land of the free and the home of the brave! We will not publish a Chronicle today, or a regular Digest on Friday. Have a blessed and safe Independence Day! “Let the Fourth of July always be a reminder that here in this […]

Young George’s Fourth

July 4, 2012 by

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By Salena Zito ~ JUMONVILLE GLEN, Pa. Between this heavily wooded ravine along an Allegheny Mountains summit and the “great meadow” down the road, a young George Washington offered his only surrender in battle. The date was July 4, 1754. “It is pretty amazing standing here, knowing at this very spot the seeds of democracy […]

Saving the Republic

July 4, 2012 by

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By Alan Caruba ~ The Fourth of July is a good time for a quick look back on the nation’s history. On July 5, 1776, John Adams wrote, “Yesterday was decided the greatest question which was ever decided among men. A resolution was passed unanimously ‘that these United States are, and of right ought to […]

We Hold These Truths To Be Self-Evident

July 11, 2010 by

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By Dr. M Zudhi Jasser This may seem related to the Independence Day just gone, but the sentiments expressed here as as relevant at any time as they might be when shown specifically on that day of celebration…..TonyfromOz. Dr. Jasser, AIFD President joined in today’s July 4th big launch of BigPeace.com. Dr. Jasser, comments on […]

A Declaration That Transcends Politics, Class And Race?

July 5, 2010 by

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From The Editor At Family Security Matters (FSM) Just because this is a long post, do not let that dissuade you from reading it. This is important for all of us…..TonyfromOz. In Pennsylvania….. Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, was named as the “City of Brotherly Love” by its founder, William Penn (1644 – 1718). It was in Carpenter’s […]

Kazoo: Grand Old Flag – Video

July 4, 2010 by

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Internet legend Mister Tim stopped by JibJab to lay down four Fourth of July tracks on his infamous kazoo! His version of “You’re a Grand Old Flag” has all the zip of a firecracker but none of the life threatening explosives! Kazoo: Grand Old Flag, posted with vodpod

God And Governance In The USA

July 3, 2010 by

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By Alan Caruba I confess I always look forward to July Fourth because it carries with it memories of my parents who proudly displayed the flag on every holiday and of the full day of celebration by my hometown that began with races in the morning by the various grades of school kids, baking and […]

The ‘Tea Party’ Movement

June 24, 2010 by

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By Mark Alexander What it is — and isn’t. “The people of the U.S. owe their Independence & their liberty, to the wisdom of descrying in the minute tax of 3 pence on tea, the magnitude of the evil comprised in the precedent. Let them exert the same wisdom, in watching against every evil lurking […]

How Far We’ve Come

July 5, 2009 by

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Happy Independence Day! We celebrate those brave men and women of faith who built this country upon a foundation of God, freedom, and personal achievement….. and bemoan those who have inherited this country and destroyed those foundations. Read More Satire (and Serious stuff, like this) at Scooter’s Report

Independence Day – A View From Australia

July 4, 2009 by

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On this momentous day for all Americans, there will be news stories that might take the headlines, and people could be tempted to take more notice of those stories than they might on some quiet reflection. There will also be celebrations all across the Country. However, it might just be worth taking some time for […]

It’s Time For A New Declaration Of Independence

July 4, 2009 by

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Today we mark the anniversary of America’s Declaration of Independence. Fifty-six men signed what what is beyond a doubt one of the greatest political documents ever written. What price did they ultimately pay for this heroic action? During the Revolutionary War, some were captured by the British Army and held as prisoners of war, many […]

American Minute – Independence Day

July 4, 2009 by

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By William J Federer The Declaration of Independence was approved JULY 4, 1776. John Hancock signed first, saying “the price on my head has just doubled.” Benjamin Franklin said “We must hang together or most assuredly we shall hang separately.” Of the 56 signers: 17 served in the military, 11 had their homes destroyed, 5 […]

INDEPENDENCE DAY 2008 – The Necessary Holiday

July 4, 2008 by

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If our nation's Founders could visit us on this, our 232nd Independence Day, what would they make of us? Let's celebrate this Independence Day 2008 in a manner that Adams himself might recognize-with "solemn Acts of Devotion to God Almighty," & with a rededication to the principles of our necessary American Revolution.

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