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Declaration of Independence - Happy 4th of July. Remember what we're celebrating today.

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1776 - God Bless America

Happy Fourth of July everyone. Thank you founding fathers and early Americans, for your spirit of individuality and willingness to sacrifice so much for freedom and independence.

"Where liberty is, there is my country." -Benjamin Franklin

How bout God bless everyone?

How bout God bless everyone? Jesus never mentions america in my bible.

That's fine also

America wasn't around when Jesus was. I'll bet if someone asked him to bless the Americas then, he would have given them his blessing.

"Where liberty is, there is my country." -Benjamin Franklin

ah, Fourth of july

My dog's least favorite day of the year.

"It may be a hundred years before a computer beats humans at Go - maybe even longer. If a reasonably intelligent person learned to play Go, in a few months he could beat all existing computer programs." - Piet Hut

About The American Revolution

Posterity! you will never know how much it cost the present generation to preserve your freedom! I hope you will make a good use of it. If you do not, I shall repent in Heaven that I ever took half the pains to preserve it.

Letter to Abigail Adams (27 April 1777), published as Letter CXI in Letters of John Adams, Addressed to His Wife (1841) edited by Charles Francis Adams, p. 218

There is no Independence....

Independence is a myth....we never had it.

Right from the outset, a private Rothschild Bank was put into place to seize control over this Country's money. When the charter for the 1st Bank was terminated, then Britain responded with The War of 1812.

We didn't win that War. This brought about acceptance of another Rothschilds Bank to control the Country.

The Federal Reserve is, once again, a Rothschild's Bank. Ever since the Federal Reserve was put into place...this Country's has been fighting all of Britian's Imperialist Wars for them. Instead of being enemies with the British as it was originally, we became their Global Army (at the expense of the American people). The era of Wall-Street control, Global Warfare, and Empire became the status-quo.

Simply put, this Country is not in any way remotely Independent. We are the most controlled, manipulated, and subserviant Nation on Earth. No other Nation spends all its money (or borrows) to have 900 Military Bases in 120 Countries, and operates in a state of perpetual endless War -- all because of Foreign Interests.

I don't celebrate July 4th.
There is no Independence, and there never was.

Foreign Bankers run this (bankrupt) Empire. There is nothing to celebrate.


The one conspiracy that makes the least sense. So, they let us win, gave us freedom for a certain amount of years, only to slowly take it away. Wow, if their devious plan was to waste lots of time and and just tease us with liberty, then mission accomplished.

No laughing matter....

Nobody ever said that they "let us win" (false strawman).

We had fought them back and sort of "won" temporarily with help from France (even though we lost most of the actual battles with the British Army), but they prevailed ultimately by controlling us through the Banking system.

This is why America is forever so preoccupied with Global Interests, because we are controlled by The Global Bankers.

If we had really won The Revolution, then we wouldn't have ended up with The Bank of England (Rothschilds) Banking system forced upon us, something that the American Colonies were trying to escape from.

As I read this, I can only find maybe 3 or 4 points

where Obama and King George weren't perpetrating the the same acts upon our people. The ONLY point I could find that Barry O didn't have in common with King G is the part where they talk about the King not letting people immigrate here, which flies in the face o reality anymore because there wasn't any welfare or national health care to contend with...


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 mean time exposed to all the dangers of invasion from without, and convulsions within.

He has endeavoured to prevent the population of these States; for that purpose obstructing the Laws for Naturalization of Foreigners; refusing to pass others to encourage their migrations 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 harrass our people, and eat out their substance.

He has kept among us, in times of peace, Standing Armies without the Consent of our legislatures.

He has affected to render the Military independent of and superior to the 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 a 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 offences
For abolishing the free System of English Laws in a neighbouring 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 into 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, burnt our towns, and destroyed the lives of our people.

He is at this time transporting large Armies of foreign Mercenaries to compleat the works of death, desolation and tyranny, already begun with circumstances of Cruelty & 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 endeavoured to bring on the inhabitants of our frontiers, the merciless Indian Savages, whose known rule of warfare, is an undistinguished destruction of all ages, sexes and conditions.


To our God-given rights to life, liberty and the pursuit of happiness. : )

Oh, and Chinese-made fireworks. : (

I have come to see this day of celebration as

a day of national mourning. More so this year, than in the past few years.

“It is the food which you furnish to your mind that determines the whole character of your life.”
―Emmet Fox

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We're celebrating a holiday established by the government

where we depart from our normal daily routine and take the kids to go see fancy 'Ooooh Ahhhh' fireworks shows and big ShinDig Parades that more often than not dilute or don't even portray the meaning of the day, grill on our grills taking advantage corporate America's Fourth of July Holiday Savings Deals, and enjoy the day's summer weather with family and friends, oblivious to the meaning of the day and what is contrarily happening around us.

At least that's unfortunately what 90% of Americans are celebrating today.