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Our Culture and our “Freedom” this #FourthOfJuly Weekend…

Independence Day

In honor of our nation’s anniversary, below are THREE separate items on the topic: 2 videos, along with a post from one of our Guest Bloggers…

First up, a video from our ol’ pal Remy, highlighting our ever-dwindling “freedoms”:

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Our Independence Day, or merely the 4th of July?

“…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…”


Question:  Do YOU celebrate the 4th of July, or Independence Day?

For many, July 4th is most often noted as being a day off from work – punctuated by barbecues and fireworks. Ironically, it wasn’t until 1870, that the U.S. Congress made Independence Day an unpaid holiday for federal employees. Later, in 1938, Congress changed Independence Day to a paid federal holiday.

But BBQs, days off, and fireworks aside, why did our Founding Fathers seek independence from Great Britain?

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The Tyranny of Arbitrary Laws

Is the United States still the “Land Of The Free”? Well, most of us certainly go through our day believing we are.

Part of that belief is an assumption that, as long as we don’t try to do something wrong, illicit, or illegal, we won’t run afoul of the law. We also assume that if someone DOES blatantly break the law, they’ll be punished for it. Quickly and fairly, those people will be carted off to jail.

monopoly117In years past both of those may have been safe assumptions, yet increasingly they’re no longer the case.

We’re seeing reports almost daily: from the incarceration of the 19-year-old young man who cracked a joke (in extremely bad taste, I agree, but still …just a joke) on Facebook, to the arrest of the 8th-grade kid who refused to remove his NRA t-shirt, to the non-arrest of David Gregory when he openly flouted the actual gun laws of Washington DC late last year.

When kids are threatened with jail for merely wearing clothes, and TV personalities are excused for breaking the law because prosecuting them “would not promote public safety…”, we’ve established two sets of laws:

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The 4th of July, and the meaning of our Declaration of Independence

Sometimes I find Dick Morris a bit overbearing, and his predictions have often been less than Nostradamus-esque. But apart from those failings, there is no doubt that this brief dissertation on the Declaration of Independence is solid and worthy of seven minutes of your time.

Our Declaration is the foundation of our country, which is why we recently touched on exactly what its author, Thomas Jefferson, would think of the recent SCOTUS decision.

While we’re on the subject, another source to consider on this most important document would be Mark Levin’s ‘Ameritopia’, which Morris references in this clip. Additionally, picking up a copy of Levin’s 1st bestseller, ‘Men In Black’, which concerns the Supreme Court itself, wouldn’t be a bad idea, either.

Here’s hoping you all enjoy a peaceful and meaningful Independence Day holiday, and that we never lose sight of what our country is SUPPOSED to be. It is only with a concerted effort on the part of the populace that our freedom, so wonderfully articulated in the Declaration, can and will be preserved.

Have a blessed 4th, folks.