Independence Day

IN CONGRESS, JULY 4, 1776

Governments are instituted among Men, deriving their just powers from the consent of the governed, — That whenever any Form of Government becomes destructive of these ends, it is the Right of the People to alter or to abolish it, and to institute new Government

George Washington and Thomas Jefferson did not take a knee.

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17 Responses to Independence Day

  1. Greg W Smith says:

    The line in the sand, dividing left from right, is growing wider everyday.

  2. John Francis says:

    Anen

  3. Bart Robinett says:

    Amen

  4. Robert Gipson says:

    The other day I did something I extremely rarely do, which is to watch the TV news, the local CBS affiliate in Sacramento. Out of a half-hour of news, about 25 minutes were dedicated to pushing down our throats various different flavors of “COVID crisis” B.S. They pushed the faux “spikes” in COVID numbers, the cruciality of masks, the importance of “social shaming,” etc., etc., etc.

    But they gave very brief mention, maybe 60 seconds, sandwiched in between dozens of COVID B.S. “reports,” of one piece of real news: the arraignment of a serial rapist-murderer, whose victims for decades ranged far and wide not to mention the Sacramento area. They showed a brief video of him in court during the arraignment, wearing a ludicrous COVID plastic face shield.

    In a normal world, that individual’s arraignment–and the solution of multiple unsolved cases of murder and rapes of women–should have been the headline news, worthy of at least 15 solid minutes of reporting. Perhaps phtos of his victims, interviews with victims family, etc., etc, etc.

    But no. The real news was buried. Passed over, minimized, by the our “news” establishment so unswervingly devoted to pushing B.S. and only B.S. Which got me to thinking of Abraham Lincoln’s famous quote, that we are a nation “…of the people, by the people and for the people.” The reason TV news made me think of that quote is…I realized that TV news is, in effect, ‘of the B.S., by the B.S. and for the B.S.’

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  6. Steve Case says:

    George Washington and Thomas Jefferson did not take a knee.

    That’s the first thing President Biden will do.

  7. dearieme says:

    I suppose plenty of slaves will have taken the knee to them, though.

    The government of Tom Jefferson’s estate, for instance, didn’t derive its powers from the consent of the governed.

    However evil the antifa/BLM people are, you surely can’t deny the horrible hypocrisy of Jefferson, Washington and company prattling about liberty while themselves driving slaves.

    • G W Smith says:

      You obviously haven’t done much reading about these men and their lives, and how to end slavery was in constant discussion.

    • Robert Austin says:

      dearieme,
      I am a Canadian so somewhat of an observer. We have the same phenomenon here with certain vocal elements trying to remove statues of the architect of our nation, Sir John A. MacDonald simply because he was in some way connected to the residential school system for native children. So we are enjoined not to laud and even to destroy the likenesses of any historical figures that do not measure up to the wokeness of modern times.
      America has great but imperfect and human founding fathers. But those fathers produced your Declaration of Independence and Constitution, two of western histories greatest statements after the Magna Carta. They fathered a nation that while tardy, did emancipate slaves and invited the world to come and settle their vast territories and create a powerful, rich and free society. Certainly not a perfect society but one generally to be admired.

    • Tom O says:

      To judge the past by your present “virtues” is about as sensible as trying to destroy the past because you don’t like it. You can’t learn from mistakes that were made if you aren’t aware of them. We are who we are because we lived and learned from living. Pull your head out of its hiding place and try to use what God put between your ears for some practical purpose.

      • dearieme says:

        ‘To judge the past by your present “virtues” is …’: you completely miss the point. Jefferson defined the virtue he wanted to be judged by – liberty – not me.

  8. CAROL FOSTER says:

    Happy Independence Day, Tony.

    I so admire you for letting Rambo go naturally .. in the outdoors he loved, surrounded by the beauty of nature, cradled in your loving arms. RIP, Rambo.

  9. Disillusioned says:

    I am sorry for the loss of your little family member, Tony.

  10. Erika says:

    Hi Tony..just realized you lost a sweet fur family.
    I lost one recently too.
    It never gets easier.
    Sincere Condolences.

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