July 4, 2012, - 11:46 am

Happy Birthday, America! 236 Years of Freedom & Independence

By Debbie Schlussel

G-d* Bless America and Happy Independence Day!

Today’s Fourth of July marks America’s 236th birthday and 236 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 certainly fall. While most Americans are too busy barbecuing, eating hot dogs, and watching fireworks, they’ve not only forgotten what it’s all about, they’re simply too busy on their iPhones and watching cable to notice what is happening around them on American soil. But while we celebrate freedom (and some Americans only celebrate sales and outdoor fun), the enemy never takes a day off. If you go to Muslim-dominated Dearbornistan and Dearbornistan Heights, you won’t notice what today is. It’s business as usual in most of those cities and, sadly, in similar growing enclaves throughout America.

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Independence Day Fireworks @ Mount Rushmore. 2008

MUST WATCH GREAT, TOUCHING National Anthem Video Sung by Jewish Choir, “Kol Ish” . . .

We hope for an endless, infinite number of repeats of Independence Day celebrations and an endless supply of freedom and liberty. The more we keep kissing the rears of those who would destroy us on our own shores (you know, those 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. We also must do our part to help preserve the American way of life. Diversity is not a “virtue.” It’s just a characteristic that can be good or bad. When it is pursued at all cost–with the sacrifice of American values and rights, it’s a detriment. When both candidates for President–one of them currently in office–pursue and endorse policies that hamstring our immigration enforcement and let tens of millions of those who are here illegally remain without fear, it changes the character of America, irreparably. They have anchor babies–babies with birthright citizenship who are taught values and views alien and opposed to American freedom and liberty, and America’s very survival. We must be vigilant in protecting our borders from those without the love of those things that are innate to being an American and those who are–by the design of their lawbreaking parents–born here without that innate love.


And we must be vigilant in protecting an American culture that is quickly dying in the culture wars. The more we promote morons and attack those of true achievement, the less likely our survival will be. The more we attack the entrepreneurial spirit and instead promote and celebrate those whose only achievement is spreading out their legs and popping out a baby, the less likely this country will be around. Here’s a tip: “Keeping Up with the Kardashians” and “Teen Mom” have nothing American about them. They could take place in any country. If anything, they are anti-American because they push values that are destroying America from within every single day, without a single salvo from Islamic terrorists, Chinese Communists, or illegal aliens. Today, more than 42% of American children are born without a father in their lives, and they are destined for misery and destruction which will be visited upon the rest of us. Illegal drugs, crime, and a total lack of morality is engendered in this group and fewer and fewer of the fatherless overcome it. And yet single motherhood and kids born out of wedlock is glamorized on these shows and in the larger pop culture realm. We also have an ever coarsening sense of entertainment and what is acceptable. “Bridesmaids”-style, “Hangover”-esque crap like “Ted” and others are hits at the box office. Yes, they are funny, but at a long-term cost to American culture. A man I know sent his 14-year-old kid to see the R-rated, filthy “Ted” because, he said, “my kids see much worse on the internet.” And, in this vein, with the ever-growing tolerance for exposing kids to raw sexuality at younger and much younger ages, we are becoming just like Europe. Europe, where kids out of wedlock are a proper accessory as people flit from sexual relationship to sexual relationship and never get married or have intact nuclear families. Europe, where kids are exposed to this kind of rampant, animalistic behavior regularly and then mirror it, without any sense of responsibility, consequences, or commitment. And that’s why they have a giant set of welfare states and economic ruin. It’s why we have the largest welfare state we’ve ever had and it continues to grow, why we are on the precipice of economic ruin and are perhaps already there. That doesn’t foster an environment for freedom and independence. It fosters an environment for ever-growing statism and government interference, where government steps in to reward this behavior and provide an ever-expanding “safety net.” It ends up enslaving us all, even if we still have the freedom to drive down the street and buy a cup of coffee or go to the movies at whim.

And feminism is an enemy of American freedom, too. That’s because it’s not just about freedom–but domination–for America’s female gender. The single motherhood epidemic is just a part of it, with government stepping in as the “father.” Not only does that reward the “slacker guy in his parents’ basement” phenomenon, but we are fostering a nation of slacker men by rewarding women with repeated affirmative action in admissions to college and grad schools, hiring, and promotions. We are fostering a nation of effeminate men and masculine women who assume power, when we’ve embraced a “50 Shades of Grey”/”Magic Mike” male strippers culture, where men are objectified as strippers and trophy sex-partners. If we tell them that this is their only value, they eventually assume that role, and we see that more and more as America’s number and percentage of stay-at-home dads is growing fast. As I always note, matriarchies don’t last. Find one in history that’s still around. Patriarchies are where it’s at, and if we want to save America, we’ll change our ways. But it seems we’ve already lost that war.

Patriotism isn’t just about saluting the flag and being a law-abiding citizen. It’s about changing the endless slide downward. 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 some of the greats the in the Jewish Bible lived, including Moses (Abraham and Sarah lived even longer). I wish America more than another 236 years, but because of our actions–and more so, our inactions and the cultural environment and open borders, minority-pandering atmosphere we’ve fostered–it will be a different America if it survives. And that’s not a good thing.

Voices of Glory sing “G-d Bless America” . . .

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.

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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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. That was the easy way out–to have a government encroaching on their lives that also paid for everything, every bit of bad behavior. 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 in a relatively new land with many unknowns and a lot of unconquered territory to the West. 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. I wonder, today, if we would have the guts–the balls–to make this kind of sacrifice, and I doubt it.

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 us–are the reason our nation is still independent and still here at all. Think of them, also, today while we celebrate our independence, as they remain on guard at this moment for you and me and our freedom and liberty.

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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Thank you for the post, Debbie.

Happy Independence Day, America and may G-d continue to bless America.

JeffE on July 4, 2012 at 12:02 pm

Sorry, but I do not feel like celebrating today.

We have a president that rules by executive order.

We have a Supreme Court that tells us that it is okay for the federal government to order us to engage in government chosen commerce, against our will.

We have a president that picks and chooses what laws he will enforce. He won’t protect the borders, he won’t enforce the Defense of Marriage Act, he launches wars without approval (Libya, for one), he harasses gun owners, he establishes religious quotas for hiring (Islam, of course), and he has unleashed the government to harass those who disagree with him, including using the power of the IRS, and he harasses gun owners. Take away the First and Second Amendments, and the Fourth Amendment (there is no due process when government uses administrative/regulatory means to harass), and the Constitution is nothing more than a piece of paper. Combined with a Supreme Court in which one member denigrates it (Ginsburg), and we are back where we started before the Declaration and the Constitution.

The following appeared in today’s Washington Times:

EDITORIAL: Obama’s war on guns and oil

“The Obama administration is using more than just the Environmental Protection Agency to “crucify” businesses it doesn’t like. Congress won’t enact any gun-control measures, and the American people aren’t interested in paying more at the pump. So President Obama has to get a lot more creative in pushing his anti-gun, anti-affordable-energy agenda. His latest technique is dispatching the Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) to wage small-scale battles against guns and oil.

On June 21, the agency announced a “safety stand-down” at oil and gas operations that will run through July 20. The idea is to temporarily stop work while a bureaucrat performs an inspection. “It is hoped that the stand-down will not only heighten awareness for workers in the oil-and-gas industry, but also identify and eliminate work-related hazards,” John Hermanson, OSHA’s regional administrator in Dallas, said in a statement.

One day earlier, the agency issued a grave warning regarding the purported hazards of hydraulic fracturing, or fracking, an essential technique for extracting oil and gas from difficult locations. OSHA’s complaint is that fracking exposes employees to “respirable crystalline silica.” That’s a fancy word for the dust kicked up by trucks and other vehicles on a job site. It’s a bit suspicious that OSHA bureaucrats haven’t warned of the same danger at, say, archaeological digs at native American heritage sites.

To be sure, the affordable-fuels industry needs to take the safety of its employees seriously, but it’s increasingly clear that the Obama administration’s goals reach well beyond ensuring a safe work environment. That’s clear from OSHA’s outrageous issuance of $111,000 in proposed fines on June 11 against Illinois Gun Works, a firing range located in the Chicago suburbs.

Pistols and rifles happen to be noisy, and nobody understands that better than a firearms instructor. Yet OSHA believes it needs to tell instructors to use .22 caliber pistols “instead of larger caliber, such as, but not limited to, 9mm Luger and/or 45 Colt” to reduce noise levels. A far simpler and more effective solution would be for the federal government to ease restrictions it places on the sale of silencers, which would go a long way in achieving healthy sound levels.

OSHA’s complaint only grows more ridiculous when it describes how a range instructor was observed “reaching down on the range floor to collect a loaded handgun cartridge. The employee was not wearing any hand protection such as gloves.” Worse, this maniac was also seen touching a broom handle without gloves – increasing the fine by $4,200.

Penalties also racked up because the range carelessly disregarded the need for a “labeling system” with “hazard warnings, words, pictures, symbols or a combination thereof” to let employees know they shouldn’t try to drink Hoppes #9 or CLP Break-Free solvent, two commonly used gun-cleaning products. It also knocked the range for its use of Rust-Oleum spray paint without “precautionary measures to protect employees” – meaning a multi-part training course in how to avoid spraying oneself in the face.

It’s obvious what the White House is up to, and the American people shouldn’t stand for it. The right to keep arms is enshrined in the Constitution; the need for federally approved dust masks, gloves, labels and training courses is not. OSHA needs to stand down.”

Jonathan E. Grant on July 4, 2012 at 12:09 pm

    Jon,

    The Gallup Poll has shown Obama has a taken a small but statistically significant lead for the first time this summer.

    As you know, Americans are a nation of slackers and morons. We should enjoy America’s independence while we still can.

    In our culture the signs don’t look too good and BOTH the Left and the Right have embraced statism as the default solution to our problems.

    Good luck with turning our ship of state around.

    NormanF on July 4, 2012 at 3:37 pm

Debbie, thanks for showing Trumbull’s painting. Though I no longer live in Philly, I always enjoyed walking thru Independence Hall and thinking about the scenes from 1776 (since the film came out). I remember when we were allowed to touch the Liberty Bell (no longer allowed) and just walking around the area of 5th and Chestnut Sts., thinking about Philadelphia and its role in the signing of the DOI, Philadelphia truly is the crucible of our democracy. Too bad thinks are leaning the wrong way with the way things are going. Happy 4th to you and everyone.

M Snyder on July 4, 2012 at 12:20 pm

Knowing what I know,and have seen. in the last 40 years of my life, there is no reason for anyone with full common sense,to celebrate July 4th ever again

The Left has all but won.The-Long-March-Through-The-Institutions is all-but complete.And if boybama gets re-elected,this land is finished.

And as there are are too many Republicans that are RINOs,
We may as well refer to the US as USINO: United States In Name Only

Phineas on July 4, 2012 at 12:26 pm

Debbie I’m too busy iPhoning to read that long of a post but don’t worry. If things go bad here we can always move to Israel where we belong. Meanwhile I suggest we form our own two person patriarchy. A maid and female yoga instructor will be provided. Happy secular holiday.

A1 on July 4, 2012 at 12:36 pm

    Thanks, A1, for a nice dose of the classless filth Debbie has just discussed. Go to Israel. There are mainly Muslim cities on the coast that I’d wish you’d make home.

    skzion on July 4, 2012 at 5:29 pm

Terrific article and well articulated DS, and I know at the sametime your not saying that reality shows should be banned from televisions, TV-14 & TV-MA shows should be illegal, and we must become like many muslim-middle-eastern countries, I know your NOT saying anything like that Debbie. As for Teen Moms and Keeping Up With The Kardashians, I don’t watch those shows and I could careless for them (yes Kim Kardashian and her sisters are lovely looking, etc.) but I do believe in freedom of the arts and freedom of expression, if you want to watch those shows, that’s ok with me.

In any event I couldn’t agree with you on us being vigilant on those who are here and want to pervert and BS with our laws, mainley muslims and muslim lobbying groups. And the samething can be said for the ACLU, NLG, Americans United for Separation of Church and State, etc., these groups in the past have had a history of twisting and BS with US laws. And you’re also right about the illegal-aliens here, we all know that them coming here illegally by violating immigration laws and there not the only problems, there are some immigrants who are here legally and could careless for this country and while other legal-immigrants who are here love and respect this great country of ours!

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

Sean R. on July 4, 2012 at 12:41 pm

Debbie,

Happy Independence Day.

Spot on, as per your usual – in fact this is one of your best ever. As a fellow writer, I could not have said it any better.

I merely posted a link to the text of the Declaration of Independence on my page and site.

Sadly, our freedoms and liberty are fast eroding because we continue to elect people willing to pander to the lowest common denominator. Couple that with a public ecucation system that feeds into a socialist future, a lack of teaching of American History – the REAL American History which feeds into the entitlement society we have morphed into.

Keep telling it like it is, and like it ought to be.

May G-d continue to Bless this Republic.

Sanford Horn on July 4, 2012 at 12:58 pm

This is the best 4th of July message I have ever read, but I, too, am pessimistic. It is too late, I’m afraid. Unfortunately, even too many of the better educated among us succumb to political and social pressure and brainwashing.

Little Al on July 4, 2012 at 1:00 pm

Amen, Amen, Amen, Hallelujiah, Hallelujiah, Hallelujiah.

Confederate South on July 4, 2012 at 1:13 pm

One of your best writings ever Debbie!!

Jesse Wininger on July 4, 2012 at 1:24 pm

We have not been free since 1860.

david7134 on July 4, 2012 at 1:33 pm

Awsesome DS!!!!! G-d Bless America!!! Pray for the peace of Israel!!

Hollywood on July 4, 2012 at 1:37 pm

Wow! This is a great post chock-a-block full of great stuff and sober points. I am so into freedom these days so I am gonna finish my work and then read EVERY word.

Especially DS’post and JEG’s thoughts.

Skunky on July 4, 2012 at 2:00 pm

“Let the Fourth of July always be a reminder that here in this land, for the first time, it was decided that man is born with certain God-given rights; that government is only a convenience created and managed by the people, with no powers of its own except those voluntarily granted to it by the people. We sometimes forget that great truth, and we never should.”- President Ronald Wilson Reagan

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ynIW7CN08sc

ender on July 4, 2012 at 3:00 pm

Our Fourth of July parades and celebrations include a lot of flag waving, but I’d like to see the emphasis placed on the Founding Fathers and their ideals that lead to this great experiment. Turner Classic Movies had some good patriotic shows on today including John Paul Jones and a movie on John Andre and Benedict Arnold. The focus needs to be turned back to the vision of the Founders.

Aaron on July 4, 2012 at 3:21 pm

Patriotism is more than about feel-good speeches, flag-waving, parades, cook-outs and fireworks.

Patriots do what is right for the country rather than look out for their own interests.

Sadly, there is not much evidence of that today. With all the problems we have, we should thank G-d we’re still here. None of that is guaranteed.

Sooner or later every free republic moves down the road towards a despotism. Americans are later-comers to that game.

We have a lot of work to do and our present generation doesn’t appear to be up to the task. Will America still be around in another two centuries?

Stay tuned.

NormanF on July 4, 2012 at 3:43 pm

I will not stop fighting but I have to admit that I feel like Phineas and Little Al.

When I saw what happened regarding the SC last week I knew that the right side of America is/was NOT winning and to a shocking degree. It’s death by a million cuts while most are oblivious. Also I should not have been shocked that Obama-Putin got to Coward Roberts. I should have known I just thought the Constitution would win over the strong-arm. I know how the Chicago way works.

Bravo DS. This post is a keeper. So well written and right on target!

JEG your post was a power-house! A great addendum to this incredible column. I read the editorial your pasted and it made my blood run cold….here is why….

“One day earlier, the agency (OSHA) issued a grave warning regarding the purported hazards of hydraulic fracturing, or fracking, an essential technique for extracting oil and gas from difficult locations. OSHA’s complaint is that fracking exposes employees to “respirable crystalline silica.” That’s a fancy word for the dust kicked up by trucks and other vehicles on a job site. It’s a bit suspicious that OSHA bureaucrats haven’t warned of the same danger at, say, archaeological digs at native American heritage sites.”

I have known that the WH and Obama-Putin are feverishly trying to put a stop to FRACKING which is NOT dangerous AT ALL. They tried via the EPA and that butch idiot Lisa Jackson had to admit that it does NOT cause any damage. Because of that failure I see now they are gonna bring in OSHA to bring it all down. They are relentless and will NOT stop. It’s scary what they will do to obtain the outcome they desire! Now I know their next step since the EPA route went bust.

Nothing sticks to this corrupt regime and the lies they spew become the truth because of the Obama-Putin Media and all DS succinctly and pointedly illustrated.

Remember, the people who are screaming the truth the most these days are roundly IGNORED. It’s like they don’t exist even thou’ like DS they are so on top of the truth it’s scary.

Everything about Obama-Putin is a fraud. Yet he lives on politically without a hitch. Part of the problem is that the RINOs are so prevalent and weak even after last week! PLEASE do not dismiss DS when she warns us about a fraud on the Right. Even if you don’t believe her at the time you’ll see clues (if you’re watching) that prove her more right than wrong. So far it has been fool-proof in my experience. Just keep your eyes open and remember her words.

I don’t feel like celebrating either. Because I see what is happening and the amount of stupid and indifferent people is overwhelming. It’s making me sick but I will scream the truth ’til the bitter end. It’s not gonna be easy to fight these evils but sacrifices need to be made to help so that goodness and FREEDOM prevails!

Skunky on July 4, 2012 at 4:05 pm

    One of your best ever, Skunky! I am really worried about y’all back there and I wish I could bring every Jew in America to Israel including my in-laws, daughter and grandchildren but they think they’re in Paradise.

    Italkit on July 5, 2012 at 3:30 am

Deb – It was Moses that lived to 120 not Abraham.
Happy Fourth!!

AF: You are correct. Both Abraham and Sarah lived even longer than that. DS

A Fan on July 4, 2012 at 4:16 pm

    Correct, Abraham was something like 145. Before the Flood, people lived for hundreds of years and afterwards, the lifespan got shorter but Hashem gave 120 years as a full measure of life to Moses and all who follow Torah.

    Italkit on July 5, 2012 at 3:33 am

Excellent post, Debbie.
I would add that the problems that assail this republic are, at the core, spiritual problems.
Words like faith, charity, honor, liberty, freedom, justice, sacrifice, courage, and love, have been perverted and subjugated to the realm of political expediency by the popular media.
Until we, as individuals together as a nation, take to heart the national motto, “E Plurbus Unum”, and truly meditate on what it means by “In God We Trust”, we will only be able to leave for historians in the future a fascinating field of study on how a nation can trigger it’s own decomposition.
I seriuosly believe 9/11 was a warning from the Almighty.
It should’ve been taken as a wake up call to return to the righteous things that please God, but instead we were lulled into pretending that it was, in and of itself, an act of terror.
They told us to go shopping and tell our children they’re safe instead of mobilizing for war.
The election of Barry has brought the spiritual war within closer to the surface but I fear that not enough people will see the evil until it’s too late, kind of like the gas line that blew out in that San Bruno neighborhood last year.
Take heart.
God has His eye on you.
He is watching.
He loves you as only He can with unbounded perfection.
Be glad for that.
Keep the faith.
Embrace whatever trials may come to strengthen your faith.
May the Lord forgive us and bless us for the days that lay before us.
Happy Independence, everyone.

Airmet Tango on July 4, 2012 at 4:21 pm

    That’s Happy Independence Day, everyone!

    Airmet Tango on July 4, 2012 at 4:25 pm

Like the one of the previous posts eluded, enjoy your freedom while you can like displaying the American flag or your basic freedom to speak or bear arms. Soon that will be banned and deemed offensive and replaced by the Mexican flag.

Think it will not happen, then think again. In San Jose, California, one of the major California hubs for illegals, a school principal threw out two American students for wearing a shirt with an American flag on Cinco de Mayo. You should have seen all of the illegals, and communist ACLU-types, when that happened. According to them, wearing an American flag on Cinco de Mayo is offensive, disrespectful to the Hispanic community and is considered a hate crime. They failed to mention that you would likely be lynched by a contingent of Latinos whose sole purpose in life is to just come to the US to work and be productive members of society, i.e., the 18th Street Gang [which is about 50,000 strong in LA], Northerner, Southerners, etc. Don’t worry, they have likely infiltrated where you live in smaller states and rural areas. Just look for the tell-tale signs of building after building being tagged with massive amounts of graffiti.

Relating to the previous paragraph, I was riding the local transit and this teacher had a group of students on the train. As we passed several commercial structures, the teacher said, “Look.” The students gave a gazed look and said it is graffiti. The re-education camp instructor, or simply a dope, then said, “It is not graffiti, it is freedom of expression.”
That is what you are dealing with in today’s public schools and why they are in such disarray.

In Berkeley, the cops will arrest you for displaying anything that the communists do not like. Usually they deem anything offensive if it is counter to the war, their atheist views, anything that criticize the middle east, abortion, their Sodom and Gomorrah life style, race relations, etc.

T on July 4, 2012 at 5:08 pm

Now a day of mourning.

CornCoLeo on July 4, 2012 at 5:25 pm

Much of the rot comes from the universities, then filtering down to journalists and entertainment types. Intimidate the universities and you will make progress.

skzion on July 4, 2012 at 5:34 pm

These schools throw out kids wearing shirts with the American flag on it. They should accept Mexican money then, rather than American money. I’m sure the taxpayers won’t mind.

Little Al on July 4, 2012 at 5:37 pm

    Well put, Little Al.

    By the way, thanks to Skunky I have an avatar, a close-up of one of my photos of an aspara in Cambodia. It is not a representation of me in any way, however. I just it a pleasing image. To avoid confusion, I think I will switch it soon.

    skzion on July 4, 2012 at 6:14 pm

      (I mean apsara.)

      skzion on July 4, 2012 at 6:16 pm

Well,I haven’t seen anything like “Ted,”nor do I wish to. It’s not my thing. Happy Fourth of July,Ms. Schlussel. I don’t believe the naysayers. We’ve been through worse but have always gotten through. Hopefully,this time,we will.

Ghostwriter on July 4, 2012 at 5:52 pm

I hereby place you in charge of all holiday eulogies. That was excellent Debrolina! You’re always good at this. I especially liked this one because you have effectively summarized the struggles we still face in order to remain free as the founders intended.

Keep this one on file. Thx

Crusty on July 4, 2012 at 6:04 pm

You know, a big part of the problem are the knaves, dupes, and fools on the ‘Right,’ as we all know. I am repeatedly censored when I address, for example, the idiocy of Victor Davis Hanson, even though I am fairly polite about it. The comment below that takes him to task for his latest offering, for example, was not printed.

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07/03/12 20:27 I guess, by now, I’m getting tired of VDH. I don’t dispute his take on how Obama has greatly weakened our international position. Obama is an awful president in every way.

HOWEVER, let’s not forget that the whole Muslim-democracy business was started for real by Bush II & people like … VDH. Simply because I tend to vote republican it doesn’t follow that I have no memory.

I have learned that Islam is inherently anti-West and, indeed, anti-human. That is why, when you free Muslims from a secular despotism they end up choosing an Islamic despotism. Thus, the sensible approach is to treat Islam as one would Communism or Nazism: destroy it as expeditiously as possible. But VDH will not accept this. He, and NRO biggies generally, still pretend that there is a decent Islam somewhere. No doubt this will reveal itself shortly after a decent Communism and a decent Nazism are revealed.

In sum, VDH was wrong on the whole approach to Islamic countries. I do not look to him for any big ideas anymore.

skzion on July 4, 2012 at 6:28 pm

Debbie,

Hobby Lobby, Hemispheres, and Mardel Stores, purchased the entire back page of the 4 July, Bryan Daily Eagle (Bryan/College Station, Texas). In the center of the page in super large letters is “In God We Trust.” The rest of the page is filled with statements by Presidents, Founding Fathers, Supreme Court Justices, Congressmen, Educators, Supreme Court Rulings, Foreigners, and from Psalm 33:12A, and 2nd Chronicles 7:14. All these different sources confirming that the United States is a nation of God the Father. The Libs just need to accept it, or lump it.

Joel-Confederate Son on July 4, 2012 at 6:51 pm

“Diversity is not a “virtue.” It’s just a characteristic that can be good or bad. When it is pursued at all cost–with the sacrifice of American values and rights, it’s a detriment”

Very succinctly stated, Debbie.

Great article and thanks for posting The Declaration. Very beautiful and sadly, once again, appropriate and disturbingly relevant to our present times.

DS_ROCKS! on July 4, 2012 at 7:08 pm

I know many of you don’t feel like celebrating, but put the Obamaconomy and the Cultural decline aside, and remember the great things about the Great Old U.S of A!

Matthew on July 4, 2012 at 8:27 pm

As a proud Canadian, I hope you guys are enjoying your Fourth in your own special way.

America is still a great country full of amazing people. Of course, working as an AT&T tech support agent, I know this first-hand.

You are not a perfect country: no country is nor ever will be. But compared to nations run by personality cults, religious fanatics, craven spendthrift cowards or moronic playboys, the United States (as well as Canada) is still considered a land of opportunity.

Everything that Debbie said is spot on – although she should’ve simplified it to how contemporary culture is slowly turning people into complacent, porn-obsessed slackers who confuse cowardice with the desire for peace.

(And at the risk of being rude, the Kardashians should be the least of your worries when Octomom is coming out with her own porn flick. You know it.

But hey, guys. I don’t care what nationality, race, religion, sexual preference, political stand or dietary habit to which you subscribe. As long as you’re happy being alive and living in the here and now, we can be the best of friends.

Unless, of course, you can convince me that the End Times are really coming…

The Reverend Jacques on July 4, 2012 at 9:22 pm

Happy Independence Day! By the way, you, personally, owe about $280,000 or so to communists.

Matt on July 4, 2012 at 9:32 pm

Happy July 4th, everybody!

Hope that one day, we can celebrate a World independence day – from Islam! :)

Infidel on July 5, 2012 at 12:39 am

By the way, thanks to Skunky I have an avatar, a close-up of one of my photos of an apsara in Cambodia. It is not a representation of me in any way, however. I just it a pleasing image. To avoid confusion, I think I will switch it soon.

Skzion

Nice avatar! :) Did you get it from Angkor Wat?

Apsaras were celestial nymphs – just so you know. Main function – dances for the entertainment of the gods (this was in Hinduism – during which time, the Angkor Wat was built – before Cambodia became Buddhist. I have no idea whether Buddhism too preserves such mythology)

Infidel on July 5, 2012 at 12:45 am

    Hey Infidel. That photo was probably taken in Banteay Srei, not Angkor Wat strictly speaking. That was a Hindu temple. Unlike some others, I don’t it was converted for Buddhist use.

    Yes, celestial dancers, and sometimes called celestial courtesans. The type of Buddhism practiced then was Maha-something, which had all sorts of assistant divinities blurring the Hindu/Buddhist iconographic differences, especially because the Buddha was considered an avatar of Vishnu. That changed when Theravada Buddhism took over.

    I just take great pleasure looking at these creatures.

    skzion on July 5, 2012 at 10:45 am

a “supreme” court in-Justice just re-wrote the Costitution…

….Happy Dependence Day Amerika!….

“Hope that one day, we can celebrate a World independence day – from Islam!
Infidel on July 5, 2012 at 12:39 am”

yeah…me too…
…and from all the infidels ruining this country…

theShadow on July 5, 2012 at 1:28 am

DS Another magical piece with strong content for the occasion. The rendition shared with everyone, sent a clear message of how discipline works ‘harmoniously’ and the end result, very moving.

And as we look back on the year we have to admit that discipline appears to be a wordlwide deficiency. Until the Operation’s Manual of Life (the 10 Commandments)becomes part of the daily living programme, civilisation will shrivel away down the slippery slope. Respect for our planet and our fellow man has never been more desperate.

A quote from Winston Churchill, whose mother was American and whose father was British, ‘If we are divided, we all stand to lose, if we are together nothing is impossible’.

Guess, I can take a bet with anyone on this but you’ll never hear those words coming out of Barry’s mouth…maybe Her Majesty, Queen Elizabeth can send a book of Churchill quotes in response to Barry’s gift of his tapes given to her on his first official visit. After all Sir Winston Churchill has been named the greatest Briton of all time in a nationwide poll.

Eyes Wide Open on July 5, 2012 at 5:40 am

“…independence from tyranny and the rule of a monarchy…” although despite the wording was it not the case that the British monarch reigned but did not rule, i.e. it was the British government led by Prime Ministers George Grenville and Lord North which ruled, not the king.

B: Thanks for the incorrect correction, but especially at that time, England was a monarchy. There’s a reason the Declaration of Independence was sent to the King of England (and why at least one signer wrote his signature extra large, so the King–not a Prime Minister and Lords–could read it). DS

Bronson on July 5, 2012 at 6:58 am

    That one signer was John Hancock, according to my history I learned in elementary school.

    Joel-Confederate Son on July 5, 2012 at 12:10 pm

Awesome post Debbie as always. It was so full of facts and info that I had to so a reread. I had a good time yesterday celebrating our country’s Independence Day but I’d be lying if I said that I’m happy with what is going on in America right now. Not just from the frontal assault by the fanatical muslim freaks and the freeloading illegals but from our enemies within. From our arrogant, inept, thinskinned el presidente, to the mentally challeged weasel democrats and spineless, non testicular blueblood RINOs. To the Obama buttsniffing MSM(including Fox News). To Hollyweird with actors/actresses like George Clooney, Mogan Freeman, Maggie Gylenhaal, Sarah Jessic Parker and Tom Hanks. All leftwing hacks. To the perversion of our children by said Hollyweird with movies like Ted and TV shows that send a bad message like(thankfully cancelled)Bristol Palin Life’s a Tripp. To our government schools, universities and colleges being liberal indoc centers instead of actual centers for learning. To the militant LGBTs and feminist humpbacks who do not believe in the nuclear familiy. To the black racists losers like Jesse Jackson and Al Sharpton. Who have NOTHING in common with black conservatives like me except the color of our skin. These two reprehensable creatures have done more damage to the black community than can be put into words and will always have a “special” place in my heart. So in closing I would like to say that I hope that everyone had a good Independence Day. This is still the greatest nation on the planet and we must never lose sight of that fact.

Ken b on July 5, 2012 at 9:15 am

Skzion, it’s Mahayana Buddhism, or the Greater vehicle. Theravada Buddhism means the Teaching of the Elders. I had no idea that Cambodia was once Mahayana.

The former is more popular in Northern Asian countries – Korea, Japan, China, Tibet, Nepal, Bhutan, while the latter is popular in Southern Asian countries – Sri Lanka, Burma, Thailand, Cambodia, Laos & Vietnam.

Infidel on July 5, 2012 at 11:42 am

Sorry everyone, I know I’m being a buzz-kill

“I pledge allegiance to the flag of the United States of America”
Silly, since this is no longer the United States of America but the Union of Socialist States of America.

“and to the republic for which it stands”
Should read “and to the banana republic for which it stands”.

“one nation”
Yeah, a balkanized nation.

“under God”
Are you kidding me?

“with liberty”
For criminals, terrorists, deadbeat dads, welfare cheats…

“and justice for all”
Social justice, synonym for communism.

CornCoLeo on July 5, 2012 at 4:44 pm

    Oops, left out “indivisible”
    How can the country be indivisible if it is balkanized?

    CornCoLeo on July 5, 2012 at 11:39 pm

We’re not free. We’re not independent. Worse of all, we have a public who thinks England is our eternal friend.

If only the general public would READ the Declaration of Independence!

To be sure, we have had leaders in the UK who were friendly toward the United States. Unfortunately, Americans think of the UK in terms of Winston Churchill and Margaret Thatcher.

Our public debt is owned largely by America’s enemies. Our industrial economy moves on petroleum whose price is rigged by an illegal cartel which our government is either corrupted by or intimidated. Our government refuses to fight (or work) for our independence. We suffer from taxation without representation from an evil King from far off shores (aka “imposing taxes on us without our consent”) today as we did in 1776. Nobody complains.

Welcome to the 21st Century!

There is NO Santa Claus on July 5, 2012 at 11:00 pm

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

What do the BDS advocates have to say about THAT!

There is NO Santa Claus on July 5, 2012 at 11:05 pm

“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.”

Can you say “CAIR”?

There is NO Santa Claus on July 5, 2012 at 11:07 pm

Thanks D. However the wording of the grievances tended to reflect the model of government in Britain brought to North America when the original colonies were established rather than that which actually applied in Britain at the time, the English Civil War and Glorious Revolution as they call it having fundamentally altered it from rule by a king, evil or otherwise. Harking back to the previous system of government in England always puzzled me about the Declaration of Independence but no doubt the founding fathers had reason the express their grievances against the king, maybe because that made it personal and a good rallying cry, and it was a setting the stage for the future USA rather than a commentary on the British system of government. Nevertheless the focus on an already vanished system of monarchial rule seemed an odd contrast to the uplifting universality (in terms of time and all peoples) of the preamble.

Bronson on July 6, 2012 at 9:16 pm

Thank you, Debbie. What a superb message.

My Dad sent me an e-mail about what happened to the signers of the Declaration of Independence, and what happened to many of their wives, children, and estates.

It wasn’t pretty.

It cost them dearly.

Aurora on July 7, 2012 at 10:17 am

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