July 4, 2010, - 1:10 pm

G-d* Bless America!: Happy 234th – Independence Day

By Debbie Schlussel

Happy Independence Day, America.

Today’s Fourth of July marks America’s 234th birthday and 234 years of freedom and independence from tyranny and the rule of a monarchy. But it also marks decades of letting those who want to take this all away from us, particularly Muslims, impose their wills on our laws, our culture, and our general lifestyle. We cannot allow this to stand or we will fall.

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Fourth of July – Fireworks @ Mount Rushmore

We hope for an endless, infinite number of repeats and an endless supply of freedom and liberty. The more we keep kissing the rears of those who would destroy us (you know, from a certain “Religion of Peace”), the less likely that will be.

We must be vigilant in protecting our freedom and the American way of life from interlopers who come here–and a growing number of those who are born here–without the love of those things that are innate to being an American.

Based on Barack Obama’s actions–and his willing supporters on the left and passive enablers on the right–he and many other key American officials seems to ignore this. His speech, last week, on immigration took the cake–with his ignorance, gauche beyond belief. He got it completely wrong on the Statue of Liberty, claiming it was the result of small donations from people around America:

the Statue of Liberty — which actually was funded in part by small donations from people across America.

Wrong, wrong, wrong.

In fact, Lady Liberty was a gift from France in 1886, but was meant to mark America’s first centennial in 1876. It’s important because it lends us a significant contrast. Whereas America thrived, France is now overrun with Muslims. As many as a third of French residents are Muslims because France didn’t control its borders. And because France didn’t control its borders, they are losing their liberty, forced to ban the full face veils because they are overrun by those who refuse to become French and put Islam above all else. It’s too late to do much. France will soon become a majority Muslim country (in 20-50 years). And then, it’s just a quick jaunt to Islamic authoritarianism.

America has done some work to secure its borders. But not nearly enough. If we continue at this rate of illegal alien infiltration, we will become like France, the country that once sent us the Statue of Liberty.

Let’s hope we ultimately take the steps necessary to secure our freedom–which definitely means securing our borders. If we do not guard the gates, we lose everything we have. The most precious and treasured of all that: our freedom.

Watch This Outstanding Acapela Performance of G-d Bless America by Voices of Glory . . .

Remember, this is what today is all about:

The Declaration of Independence

Adopted by Congress on July 4, 1776

The Unanimous Declaration
of the Thirteen United States of America

When, in the course of human events, it becomes necessary for one people to dissolve the political bands which have connected them with another, and to assume among the powers of the earth, the separate and equal station to which the laws of nature and of nature’s God entitle them, a decent respect to the opinions of mankind requires that they should declare the causes which impel them to the separation.

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We hold these truths to be self-evident, that all men are created equal, that they are endowed by their Creator with 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 to these ends, it is the right of the people to alter or to abolish it, and to institute new government, laying its foundation on such principles and organizing its powers in such form, as to them shall seem most likely to effect their safety and happiness. Prudence, indeed, will dictate that governments long established should not be changed for light and transient causes; and accordingly all experience hath shown that mankind are more disposed to suffer, while evils are sufferable, than to right themselves by abolishing the forms to which they are accustomed. But when a long train of abuses and usurpations, pursuing invariably the same object evinces a design to reduce them under absolute despotism, it is their right, it is their duty, to throw off such government, and to provide new guards for their future security. –Such has been the patient sufferance of these colonies; and such is now the necessity which constrains them to alter their former systems of government. The history of the present King of Great Britain is a history of repeated injuries and usurpations, all having in direct object the establishment of an absolute tyranny over these states. To prove this, let facts be submitted to a candid world.

He has refused his assent to laws, the most wholesome and necessary for the public good.

He has forbidden his governors to pass laws of immediate and pressing importance, unless suspended in their operation till his assent should be obtained; and when so suspended, he has utterly neglected to attend to them.

He has refused to pass other laws for the accommodation of large districts of people, unless those people would relinquish the right of representation in the legislature, a right inestimable to them and formidable to tyrants only.

He has called together legislative bodies at places unusual, uncomfortable, and distant from the depository of their public records, for the sole purpose of fatiguing them into compliance with his measures.

He has dissolved representative houses repeatedly, for opposing with manly firmness his invasions on the rights of the people.

He has refused for a long time, after such dissolutions, to cause others to be elected; whereby the legislative powers, incapable of annihilation, have returned to the people at large for their exercise; the state remaining in the meantime exposed to all the dangers of invasion from without, and convulsions within.

He has endeavored to prevent the population of these states; for that purpose obstructing the laws for naturalization of foreigners; refusing to pass others to encourage their migration hither, and raising the conditions of new appropriations of lands.

He has obstructed the administration of justice, by refusing his assent to laws for establishing judiciary powers.

He has made judges dependent on his will alone, for the tenure of their offices, and the amount and payment of their salaries.

He has erected a multitude of new offices, and sent hither swarms of officers to harass our people, and eat out their substance.

He has kept among us, in times of peace, standing armies without the consent of our legislature.

He has affected to render the military independent of and superior to civil power.

He has combined with others to subject us to a jurisdiction foreign to our constitution, and unacknowledged by our laws; giving his assent to their acts of pretended legislation:

For quartering large bodies of armed troops among us:

For protecting them, by mock trial, from punishment for any murders which they should commit on the inhabitants of these states:

For cutting off our trade with all parts of the world:

For imposing taxes on us without our consent:

For depriving us in many cases, of the benefits of trial by jury:

For transporting us beyond seas to be tried for pretended offenses:

For abolishing the free system of English laws in a neighboring province, establishing therein an arbitrary government, and enlarging its boundaries so as to render it at once an example and fit instrument for introducing the same absolute rule in these colonies:

For taking away our charters, abolishing our most valuable laws, and altering fundamentally the forms of our governments:

For suspending our own legislatures, and declaring themselves invested with power to legislate for us in all cases whatsoever.

He has abdicated government here, by declaring us out of his protection and waging war against us.

He has plundered our seas, ravaged our coasts, burned our towns, and destroyed the lives of our people.

He is at this time transporting large armies of foreign mercenaries to complete the works of death, desolation and tyranny, already begun with circumstances of cruelty and perfidy scarcely paralleled in the most barbarous ages, and totally unworthy the head of a civilized nation.

He has constrained our fellow citizens taken captive on the high seas to bear arms against their country, to become the executioners of their friends and brethren, or to fall themselves by their hands.

He has excited domestic insurrections amongst us, and has endeavored to bring on the inhabitants of our frontiers, the merciless Indian savages, whose known rule of warfare, is undistinguished destruction of all ages, sexes and conditions.

In every stage of these oppressions we have petitioned for redress in the most humble terms: our repeated petitions have been answered only by repeated injury. A prince, whose character is thus marked by every act which may define a tyrant, is unfit to be the ruler of a free people.

Nor have we been wanting in attention to our British brethren. We have warned them from time to time of attempts by their legislature to extend an unwarrantable jurisdiction over us. We have reminded them of the circumstances of our emigration and settlement here. We have appealed to their native justice and magnanimity, and we have conjured them by the ties of our common kindred to disavow these usurpations, which, would inevitably interrupt our connections and correspondence. They too have been deaf to the voice of justice and of consanguinity. We must, therefore, acquiesce in the necessity, which denounces our separation, and hold them, as we hold the rest of mankind, enemies in war, in peace friends.

We, therefore, the representatives of the United States of America, in General Congress, assembled, appealing to the Supreme Judge of the world for the rectitude of our intentions, do, in the name, and by the authority of the good people of these colonies, solemnly publish and declare, that these united colonies are, and of right ought to be free and independent states; that they are absolved from all allegiance to the British Crown, and that all political connection between them and the state of Great Britain, is and ought to be totally dissolved; and that as free and independent states, they have full power to levy war, conclude peace, contract alliances, establish commerce, and to do all other acts and things which independent states may of right do. And for the support of this declaration, with a firm reliance on the protection of Divine Providence, we mutually pledge to each other our lives, our fortunes and our sacred honor.

New Hampshire: Josiah Bartlett, William Whipple, Matthew Thornton

Massachusetts: John Hancock, Samual Adams, John Adams, Robert Treat Paine, Elbridge Gerry

Rhode Island: Stephen Hopkins, William Ellery

Connecticut: Roger Sherman, Samuel Huntington, William Williams, Oliver Wolcott

New York: William Floyd, Philip Livingston, Francis Lewis, Lewis Morris

New Jersey: Richard Stockton, John Witherspoon, Francis Hopkinson, John Hart, Abraham Clark

Pennsylvania: Robert Morris, Benjamin Rush, Benjamin Franklin, John Morton, George Clymer, James Smith, George Taylor, James Wilson, George Ross

Delaware: Caesar Rodney, George Read, Thomas McKean

Maryland: Samuel Chase, William Paca, Thomas Stone, Charles Carroll of Carrollton

Virginia: George Wythe, Richard Henry Lee, Thomas Jefferson, Benjamin Harrison, Thomas Nelson, Jr., Francis Lightfoot Lee, Carter Braxton

North Carolina: William Hooper, Joseph Hewes, John Penn

South Carolina: Edward Rutledge, Thomas Heyward, Jr., Thomas Lynch, Jr., Arthur Middleton

Georgia: Button Gwinnett, Lyman Hall, George Walton

These men disagreed on many things before they signed this and after. But one thing is for certain. By signing and declaring independence from Britain, they showed they were all brave men whose courage (along with G-d’s grace) is the reason why our country exists and is still here today, well more than two centuries later. Let’s never forget their sacrifices and protect our freedom tirelessly.

What are your favorite Fourth of July memories? How do you and your friends and family celebrate America’s birthday and its continuing freedom and independence?

Happy Birthday, America.  And Many Happy Returns.

* I do not write out the full name of G-d, as this is against the Jewish religion and is considered using the name in vain.

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15 Responses

I guess re Hussein’s miscomments about the Statue of Liberty there are two problems. First, of course, is his astonishing, or not so astonishing ignorance of our traditions.

Second, as has been pointed out, I think maybe by Rush, the inscription on the Statue of Liberty was written by someone who was Jewish, and basically a Zionist at that. BO might not have wanted to mentioned that, given his anti-semitism.

We need lots of immigration laws like Arizona’s, even stronger, with the Federal Government promoting and strengthening these laws, rather than the other way around.

Little Al on July 4, 2010 at 2:07 pm

Independence is being officially celebrated tomorrow. We have a three weekend because whenever July 4th falls on a Sunday, it observed on the next day.

That said, Happy Birthday America!

NormanF on July 4, 2010 at 3:17 pm

OK, I am annoyed that the fireworks display at Mt Rushmore is set to the theme from Star Wars & not any of our great patriotic music – not Debbie’s fault though. And for God’s sake, we were all taught in school that the Statue of Liberty was a gift from France…guess they don’t teach that to children attending school in Indonesia…

Mz Brown on July 4, 2010 at 5:23 pm

Happy Birthday, America! G-d bless the USA!

JeffE on July 4, 2010 at 10:17 pm

God bless America, land that I love, stand beside her and guide her…please…we need Your guidance now more than ever before…God bless America, my home sweet home.

theShadow on July 5, 2010 at 1:39 am

One of the great things we had in this country before the global takeover by uber FOREIGN bankers…was TV sign-offs. Back in the day many stations would conclude their broadcast day and would include some kind of patriotic music. The five examples below are all from the birthplace of this country…long before it became a hellhole, Philadelphia.

First WPVI-TV, with an iconic 1970’s sign-off that lasted even into the 1990’s..featuring America The Beautiful

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=wW2_rEBgeOo

Next is KYW-TV, from 1987, then an NBC affiliate, but now a CBS-owned station because Westinghouse was sold to CBS in 1994. Anyway, this features The US Navy Band.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=3hZROQtZlYM

WTAF-TV 29 (Now Fox/Bin Talaal-owned WTXF). In 1986, WTAF, then owned by the Taft Broadcasting Company (whose name was plastered at the end of some Hanna-Barbera cartoons), played this amazing, if not dated film of our national anthem which I as a sign-off fan call Flag Evolution. You will see why I call it that.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=eSDapcNB-6Y

WPHL-TV, the My Network station, now but a powerful Philly indie in 1986, goes off the air. Notice how announcer Sid Doherty pronounced Philadelphia. The Anthem film features a sailor returning home from duty while the song is played at first on a guitar, then an entire band picks up the rest.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=R4PHS8kORKA

Finally, the voice of Ed Cunningham signs off the PBS station WHYY-TV 12. This one has a locally produced video showing us around Philly…well the major spots anyway. At the end of the song, notice the LOVE sculpture…especially the O. Rarely do PBS stations play the National Anthem. The biggest PBS station to do so…WTTW Chicago.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=zjeZVpV-N-w&feature=related

Bob Porrazzo on July 5, 2010 at 6:36 am

G-d Bless Amer-ica and the G-P.

richardporter on July 5, 2010 at 12:38 pm

    Are you an orthodox Republican too?

    Sarah Silverman on July 5, 2010 at 12:41 pm

Only a matter of time till someone at the White House says that they passed around a Zakat box to take up a collection to buy the Statue of Liberty…….

Not Ovenready on July 5, 2010 at 2:08 pm

I’d hang out with any muslim before I’d hang out with your dumbass.

Freakin’ moron, people.

And the rest of you, you all eat up this bullshit debbie says.

Fuckin’ great, proof we are de-evolving.

JJ on July 5, 2010 at 4:03 pm

to all my American brothers and sisters, from Toronto CANADA, happy 4th. of July!!!!!!…God Bless you all…and GOD Bless America!!!!

BIG IRISH on July 5, 2010 at 5:39 pm

My earliest memory was when I was living in Wisconsin in the late 1970’s. I was just a little kid and I was with some friends of ours enjoying a Fourth of July picnic. I also remember the fireworks and what seemed like a hologram of the Statue of Liberty there. I later returned home but I’ve never forgot that. Everyone probably has memories like that,don’t they?

Ghostwriter on July 5, 2010 at 6:11 pm

DS…Great patriotic column, well done! I spent some time in Ocean City, Md over the weekend- great place. While checking out the (hmm hmm) scenary on the boardwalk, I saw a college-aged dude- just sauntering wearing a “Ho Chi Mihn 1890-1969″ tee-shirt. Plus, there was more than the usual number of tee-shirts honoring America’s favorite Marxist icon, and college campus hero- Che Guevara.

If Dennis Cucinich and others who support the “Fairness Doctrine

patrick on July 5, 2010 at 8:06 pm

god fuck america.I hope u bastards die and go to hell.

Nick on July 8, 2010 at 4:07 pm

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