July 4, 2011, - 12:25 pm

235 Years of Freedom & Independence: Happy Birthday, America!

By Debbie Schlussel

G-d* Bless, America.  And Happy Independence Day.

After 235 years, this great country–a nation among nations–is still here.  But as we celebrate with fireworks and hot dogs, if we’re not careful we will lose our country.  In many ways, we are, sadly, well on our way there.  Today’s Fourth of July celebration marks 235 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.  It’s that serious.

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Independence Day Fireworks @ Mount Rushmore. 2008

Unfortunately, most Americans are too busy and obsessed with less important things–far less important things–to notice.  Yes, that’s one of the things that comes with freedom–the freedom to be idiots and ignoramus, to stick your head in the sand and look the other way.

It’s our hope for an endless, infinite number of repeats and an endless supply of freedom and liberty on American soil.  But 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.  The more we make things easier for foreign invaders to come through our borders and use our laws and courts to stay here and impose their way of life upon us, the less likely that will be.  The more we promote morons and attack those of true achievement, 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.  And we must be vigilant in protecting an American culture that is quickly dying in the culture wars.

We must change on all of these fronts if America is to survive.  In Judaism, when someone celebrates another birthday, we wish them, “Until 120 years,” because that’s how long Abraham lived.  I wish America more than another 235 years, but because of our actions–and more so, our inactions–it will be a different America if it survives.  And that’s not a good thing.

Let’s hope we ultimately take the steps necessary to turn the tide.  But the way things are going, on both the left AND the right–both in politics and pop culture, in which single motherhood and feminism are now celebrated by them all, we are losing our civilization, our America.  G-d Bless America, and let’s hope He gives us the strength to keep our nation strong and free.

Remember, this is what today is all about–these men were real men, sadly unequaled by far too many Americans today. Great men made America great, not the other way around.

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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John Trumbull’s Famous Painting of the Great Men Who Made America Great

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. They had many long debates and many wanted to remain a province of the British and their king. But they finally realized that independence was the only way. Signing and declaring independence from Britain was not an easy thing. It was a daunting thing, especially in that time. Yet, they showed the courage, the cojones–to do so. Their leadership and bravery, with the help of G-d, 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. And let’s try to emulate them a little more in a day and age when “sacrifice” is watching “Keeping Up with the Kardashians” on a DVR instead of when it airs.

Then, we had great men. Today, we have selfish, fame-seeking politicians. Then, statesmen were the reason the United States declared independence and became a nation. Today, our Armed Forces–our brave soldiers serving to protect is–are the reason our nation is still independent and still here at all.

Happy Birthday, America.  And Many Happy Returns. G-d-willing, better days are ahead for us and not behind us. America, the Best Damn Country on Earth. Let’s Keep It That Way.

* 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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Nice article Debbie, well written and well said. And Happy Birthday USofA and Happy Independence Day to all on this blog (including some posters who we disagree with, Happy Independence Day to you as well)!

Your also correct DS, we the people in this country have every right to be informed on what’s happening around us or we have the right to be ignorant fools and not be aware what’s exactly occuring around us all. Debbie and everybody else on this blog, a decade ago (when I was in my early 20s) at this time I was NOT into politics, news, world events, etc., I was living like an ostrich as a “Middle-of-the-Road Centrist”, but when 9/11/01 occured I decided to be a little more aware on what’s happening and on that date I became a “Conservative”. But I still wasn’t interested in politics, news, etc., but three years later in 2004 during election era, I decided to be more involved and more alert of politics, news, world events, etc. And I’ve been informed of politics, etc. since 2004.

“A nation is defined by its borders, language & culture!”

Sean R. on July 4, 2011 at 1:09 pm

Sadly though, the dumbing down, and the abdication of responsibility that is an essential component of freedom, are getting worse.

On this Independence Day weekend, when we should be reflecting on our heritage, the Casey Anthony murder trial has taken over and has dominated the news (sic) reporting. If you turned off the sound and looked at the facial expressions of those on the networks you would think they were discussing something indeed profound. But then when the sound is turned up…

Little Al on July 4, 2011 at 1:44 pm

    Kill The Pig Poachers of Palestine

    (Al-Jihad {holy fighting} in Allah’s Cause (with full force of numbers and weaponry) is given the utmost importance in Islam and is one of the pillars (on which it stands). By Jihad Islam is established, Allah’s Word is made superior, (His Word being La ilaha illallah which means none has the right to be worshipped but Allah), and His Religion (Islam) is propagated. By abandoning Jihad (may Allah protect us from that) Islam is destroyed and the Muslims fall into an inferior position; their honour is lost, their lands are stolen, their rule and authority vanish. Jihad is an obligatory duty in Islam on every Muslim, and he who tries to escape from this duty, or does not in his innermost heart wish to fulfill this duty, dies with one of the qualities of a hypocrite.)

    (The Jews say: “Allah’s Hand is tied up [i.e. He does not give and spend of His Bounty].” Be their hands tied up and be they accursed for what they uttered. Nay, both His Hands are widely outstretched. He spends [of His Bounty] as He wills. Verily, the Revelation that has come to you from your Lord (Allah) increases in most of them their obstinate rebellion and disbelief. We have put enmity and hatred amongst them till the Day of Resurrection. Every time they kindled the fire of war, Allah extinguished it; and they ever strive to make mischief on the earth. And Allah does not like the Mufsidun [mischief-makers].)

    (And you see many of them [Jews] hurrying towards sin and transgression, and eating illegal things [as bribes and Riba (usury). Evil indeed is that which they have been doing.)

    (And they have invented a kinship between Him and the jinn, but the jinn know well that they have indeed to appear [before Him] [i.e. they will be called to account].)

    (He [Isa-Jesus] was not more than a slave. We granted Our Favour to him, and We made him an example for the Children of Israel [i.e. his creation without a father].)

    (And (remember) when We sent towards you (Muhammad [PBUH]) a group of (three to ten persons) of the jinn, (quietly) listening to the Qur’an. When they stood in the presence thereof, they said: “Listen in silence!” And when it was finished, they returned to their people, as warners.)

    (They said: “O our people! Verily, we have heard a Book (this Qur’an) sent down after Musa (Moses), confirming what came before it: it guides to the truth and to a Straight Path (i.e. Islam).)

    (And indeed Musa [Moses] came to you with clear proofs, yet you worshipped the calf after he left, and you were Zalimun [polytheists and wrong-doers.]

    (Verily, We took the covenant of the Children of Israel and sent Messengers to them. Whenever there came to them a Messenger with what they themselves desired not, a group of them they called liars and others among them they killed.)

    (And they set up rivals to Allah, to mislead men from His Path! Say: “Enjoy your brief life! But certainly, your destination is the [Hell] Fire!”)

    (Is it not [the case] that every time they make a covenant, some party among them throw it aside? Nay [the truth is:] most of them believe not.)

    (They fight not against you even together, except in fortified townships, or from behind walls. Their enmity among themselves is very great. You would think they were united, but their hearts are divided. That is because they are a people who understand not.)

    (They are like their immediate predecessors [the Jews of Banu Qainuqa, who suffered); they tasted the evil result of their conduct, and [in the Hereafter, there is] for them a painful torment.)

    (And kill them wherever you find them, and turn them out from where they have turned you out. And Al-Fitnah is worse than killing. And fight not with them at Al-Masjid-Al-Haram (the sanctuary at Makkah), unless they (first) fight you there. But if they attack you, then kill them. Such is the recompense of the disbelievers.)

    Verses of the Qur’an Compiled by:

    Jameela
    Messenger of Allah
    & Defender of Islam

    Jameela on July 5, 2011 at 4:30 pm

In Rome Cato ended his speeches with “Carthage must be destroyed” (Cathego delenda est). This made his point about the ongoing threat of an resurgent Carthage. Debbie always stresses the Islamic threat. I just wish it was a powerful statesman pressing the point home. Rome finally destroyed her enemy. What are Jews and Christians going to do in our present situation?

EDS on July 4, 2011 at 1:45 pm

Thanks, Debbie, fopr being one

DS_ROCKS! on July 4, 2011 at 2:12 pm

Thanks, Debbie, for being one of the precious few in the media with the courage to tell it like it is.

DS_ROCKS! on July 4, 2011 at 2:12 pm

“We hold these truths to be self-evident, that all men are created equal, that they are endowed by their Creator.”

Sad that even our “President” Obama likes to leave out the, Their Creator, part when quoting the Declaration of Independence. Others want Sharia Law woven into our Constitution because the multi-culti’s think that would be so cool. And still others hate the idea that there is a Creator G-d and and will scream about any references toward Him. Unless it’s about Allah, then they’re strangely silent.

JohnF on July 4, 2011 at 2:24 pm

Independence is not about treating the Fourth like another summer holiday, but taking seriously the obligation to maintain our independence. No one else is going to keep America free. Americans have to do it for themselves. That is the lesson that today imparts to all of us and we would do well to remember it just as the generation did who founded our country and gave their lives for it.

May G-d bless America!

NormanF on July 4, 2011 at 2:47 pm

Not what Washington envisioned. USA has become a fascist police state. More people incarerated in the US than almost all of the rest of the world’s other countries combined. Crooked cops and prosecuters – I mean government workers – who charge people with murder with absolutely no proof a person was “murdered” and no proof the one chrged committed this fantasy murder – Anthony trial, DSK fraud pulled by the NY sex crimes unit – I mean the kman hating bulldyke prosecutors of the sex crimes unit because a devoted muslim illegal alien said so. A prostitute before and during police protecting and paying her lodging. The crooks in North Carolina working as co[ps and prosecuters in the Duke rape hoax by another prositute.

The prison industry needs the cells filled.

A leftist “former” muslim is President and everyone knows and knew who his closest friends were.

Happy July 4!

Bill C. on July 4, 2011 at 3:00 pm

and how long will our
freedom and independence last

the latest posture of
the white house imposter
is such that he can decree law
without aid of congress and
irrespective of judicial review

if he takes any more drugs
i fully expect him declare himself

god incarnate
or
allah incarnate

prestigio on July 4, 2011 at 5:19 pm

    addendum

    but not both
    since they are

    diametric opposites

    prestigio on July 5, 2011 at 5:43 pm

Brown skinned former muslim President does not want death penalty for people of color if they murder and murder and rape wqhites.

If Lincoln was alive today he would have avoided a civil war.

http://edition.cnn.com/2011/CRIME/07/01/texas.death.row.inmate/

Bill C. on July 4, 2011 at 5:20 pm

On politically correct holidays like Martin Luther King’s birthday, the conventional wisdom is that we are supposed to reflect on the meaning of MLK’s legacy. On July 4, we have fireworks displays and hot dog eating contests bereft of any political meaning. I guess we should be lucky they don’t have political meaning; if they did have political meaning it would undoubtedly be against our traditions as the PC crowd is doing with Columbus Day, Thanksgiving Day, etc.

Little Al on July 4, 2011 at 5:27 pm

July 4, 1776 – one of the high points in the history of the human race. And the beginning of the most noble experiment in human history (so far, at least). July 4-A real New Year.Here’s hoping that those capable of putting the Republic back on the rails will pull together to do so in the coming year.

Not Ovenready on July 4, 2011 at 5:42 pm

Well said Debbie, well said! Have a wonderful Independence Day!

Daphne on July 4, 2011 at 7:31 pm

The question is:

Has the revolution failed? Look how so many are dependent on government, and how the president (small “p” for that Prick in the White House) wants more government dependency, wants to take the wealth of those who work and want to redistribute, and how he wants to restrict or eliminate the Second Amendment, and limit the First Amendment. In fact, in many ways, he has actually violated the First Amendment.

Sorry, I will not be showing arm chair patriotism by flag waving and chanting “USA, USA.” I will be praying for my country, and for its return to greatness. I will also be working hard to defeat this scumbag in the White House.

Jonathan Grant on July 4, 2011 at 9:01 pm

America peaked under Calvin Coolidge. It’s been sliding to the abyss ever since, propped up only by illegal wars (and wars made legal by manipulators) and a deficit ceiling taller than Mount Everest.

You Lose on July 4, 2011 at 9:31 pm

    Sorry, we did not “peak” under Calvin Coolidge. Most of our wealth, optimism, inventive drive, economic leadership, peaceful intentions peaked under Ike. The expansion of wealth was tremendous, without a great growth in the welfare state.

    Under Cal, there was a great urban poverty, and economic stagnation in many quarters.

    Some good does come under strictly controlled regulation (Do you really want to do away with the FDA?). However, government control grown greatly under Kennedy, Johnson, Nixon, Carter, Bush I, Bush II, and the present turd in the White House.

    Jonathan Grant on July 4, 2011 at 10:55 pm

    america did not peak under
    coolidge

    try w h taft

    the first mistake we made
    as a country was

    going to ww1

    which wilson did to
    save the morgan bank
    in nyc

    prestigio on July 5, 2011 at 6:52 am

Happy Independence Day! I hope y’all appreciate your freedom, because we are going down a spooky road and I think the late, great Ronald Reagan said there is no where else to go once hell comes to USA.

I have never more loved my freedom. Or understood what a gift it truly is. I think because we have had it so good that so many of us have taken it for granted. When I see how much I have over the years, it scares me because I never understood what a gift it is.

One chilling thing about the bad road we are going down. Because I am a Yank, I could never understand how communist countries and less free countries would fall in line and follow their corrupt, kleptocratic leaders. I never understood how so many couldn’t see the frauds their leaders are/were. Now with MaObama at the helm I see what happens to people and what they are willing to look away from and what they don’t question. I don’t like it and it scares me.

MaObama has gotten away with so much and at this time, it’s never been more vital to get rid of him and all establishment frauds…Democrat and Republican (and that silly fool Ron Paul, too!!! Send him back to his planet, Zog!)

Skunky on July 4, 2011 at 10:06 pm

On this Independence day: A prayer for our Country

Our Gd and Gd of our fathers: We ask Your blessings for our country, for its government, for its leader and advisers, and for all who exercise just and rightful authority. Teach them insights of Your Torah, that they may administer all affairs of state fairly, that peace and security, happiness and prosperity, justice and freedom may forever abide in our midst.

Creator of all flesh, bless all the inhabitants of our country with Your spirit. May citizens of all races and creeds forge a common bond in true harmony to banish all hatred and bigotry and to safeguard the ideals and free institutions which are the pride and glory of our country.

May this land under Your Providence be an influence for good throughout the world, uniting all people in peace and freedom and helping them to fulfill the vision of Your prophet: “Nation shall not lift up sword against nation, neither shall they experience war any more.” And let us say: Amen.

There is NO Santa Claus on July 4, 2011 at 10:58 pm

Re: TINSC–Amen!

To Debbie and everyone here–Have a happy 4th of July.

JeffE on July 4, 2011 at 11:16 pm

Keep up the Good Fight, Debbie! I hope you had a lovely Fourth!

Occam's Tool on July 4, 2011 at 11:32 pm

G-D Bless America

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=TQMf8o47Q_g&feature=related

Jack on July 4, 2011 at 11:36 pm

Awesome Debbie, best post or article I have read all week. Better than any firework explosion. Really hit a home run on thiis one.

CaliforniaScreaming on July 5, 2011 at 1:22 am

You are a great country indeed!

Sadly, true inspirational leadership seems to be dead, not only in the US but elsewhere.

Right about now, BO is trying very hard – maybe a little too hard – to adjust to being a World Leader.

He’s succeeded in alienating everone by his attempts to appease evryone all at once. Only prostitutes do that.

But America is still a great country despite its politicians, celeb-retards, bloviators, demagogues and self-proclaimed messiahs.

And thus life goes on, in spite of itself. Happy 4th! And have a 4th for me, too. (Dry since 2006. Praise Xenu.)

The Reverend Jacques on July 5, 2011 at 2:19 am

Oh… and I apologise for my own bloviating. I’m working the late late shift for the next 3 months. Good nite.

The Reverend Jacques on July 5, 2011 at 2:39 am

It is sad that we have come this far only to find ourselves so far from those who founded the United States. Who would today dedicate their forntunes, honor, and lives to what they stood for? No, we have all too many who view the United States in the same way the late Howard Zinn did.

Worry01 on July 5, 2011 at 6:04 am

I’m British and I read that Declaration with a warmth in my heart and understanding of inalienable rights and representation.

Imagine if I were Muslim? Would this be our Nakba, a catastrophe which has bubbled with homicidal toxicity in the minds of those phoney Palestinians for whom anything but Islam is heresy and an abomitation?

And isn’t that the unbridgeable divide which separates Islam from the rest? The insane versus the rational.

A rank possessiveness which cannot accept loss or defeat no matter how fair and square,coupled with an imperial spirit which seeks to bulldoze and subjugate all who cross its path sums it up.

And lets not forget the edict of once Islamic, always so which explains why Spain even now after centuries of the demise of el-Andalus is regarded as rightfully their’s.

Add in another little corker, that of sacralising spaces meaning that the pockets where they settle and pray are also regarded as their’s. By that reckoning Chesapeake Bay would be the domain of British warships and Concorde populated by Red Coats.

Back to the original premise. Would Britain still be plotting and festering? Be appealing to the UN, organising flotillas or sending its death wish mujahadeen to kill as many as possible?

No. That was then, this is now and the rational move on and wish the new the best of luck.

And with that I wish America all the luck in the world on this anniversary.

Now about that Obama?

logdon on July 5, 2011 at 10:15 am

Thanks Deb. You’re ever on your game. However, I’m not quite so
optimistic as you. In 1776 and for an undetermined number of centuries prior (an attitude that might likely have been exemplified at its most in Renaissance Europe), people didn’t sit on their asses and wait for a national leader to “provide jobs.” They got off their asses–became viable–took to the street,or died. In spite of a so-called recession, real Americans would be getting together with friends and neighbors and formulating business concepts and ultimately discovering new ways of surviving and even thriving; or, perhaps, scouring the internet for business opportunities. Real Americans aren’t sitting around waiting for the next camera to come out that does all the focusing, image stabiliing, color balancing, automatic exposure, etc., We’ve become a bunch of fluff. If Ohbummer had any real balls (talk about an oxymoron–a lib with balls)he would have allowed a depression. I can’t think of anything short of that that would wake up the American weenie.

shegundala on July 5, 2011 at 12:00 pm

I read here that it wasn’t Abraham who lived to be 120 but Moses:

http://www.jewishtreats.org/2009/03/until-120.html

Dutch Renitent on July 8, 2011 at 10:06 am

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