Independence Day Open Thread

| July 4, 2020

Copy of the Declaration of Independence. (Blake Barr/Wordpress)

Happy Independence Day! This day, 244 years ago, thirteen British colonial provinces declared themselves as thirteen sovereign states. As such, they had equal footing as the sovereign state of the United Kingdom. The following years saw the patriots and their countrymen make sacrifices. The struggle sill continues as we deal with a leftist movement that wants to remake the United States into a leftist utopia. Here’s hoping to good barbecue and fireworks weather.

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  1. 5th/77th FA says:

    1st

  2. 2banana says:

    Imagine if Bill Gates and Jeff Bezos signed a document that had the government seize all their assets, had them/family on the run and, if caught, were to be hung by the neck.

    Yeah. Those cucks would either fly to New Zealand or join with the crown.

    “we mutually pledge to each other our Lives, our Fortunes and our sacred Honor”

    • Steve 1371 says:

      Yeah, and I can think of many more just like them. Most of Hollywood and most of the talking heads of the so called news. Well said 2banana!

  3. 5th/77th FA says:

    HAPPY BIRTHDAY AMERICA!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

    Land of the Free…Because of the Brave!!!!!!!!

    Y’all needs to wake up and get with the program here. I had actually just clicked/exited out of the Brown Bess Linky on the FGS Link when BOOM, WHUMP, like the steel from LZ Falcon, the IDOT was raining down.

    A mighty Battalion Gun Salute to all of the ones who have pledged their Lives, their Fortunes, and their Sacred Honor that we may and continue to Live and Breathe the Air of Freedom!

    • ChipNASA says:

      Imma be blowing up some shit real good like a true American tonight. Just ground based stuff so as to be in line with the PR of MD, but I got some fountain type stuff in PA that sparks, crackles, makes smoke and colors and kinda sorta launches boomy kinda stuff REAL GOOD LIKE!!!! I’m doing my part.
      Happy Independence Day.
      Oh lookie… I have it on good authority that COVID is responsible for our misbehaving the last few months it were on the news thingie that lots of ‘Mericans in big cities have been blowin up shut real good from dust till dawn just about every day for months now….
      https://www.google.com/amp/s/nypost.com/2020/07/03/shortage-of-fireworks-in-us-expected-in-coming-days/amp/

  4. Comm Center Rat says:

    “A departure from principle becomes a precedent for a second; that second for a third; and so on, till the bulk of society is reduced to mere automatons of misery, to have no sensibilities left but for sinning and suffering… And the fore horse of this frightful team is public debt. Taxation follows that, and in its train wretchedness and oppression.”

    ~ Thomas Jefferson

    No time to celebrate Independence Day, I must return to Turbo Tax to complete my return before the extended July 15th deadline.

    #TAXMANCOMETH

  5. 26Limabeans says:

    “We hold these truths to be self evident…….”

    Unfortunately some people need to have it pointed out to them.

    Pursue your happiness today. Pour a tall glass and read the
    Preamble out loud among friends.

  6. Sapper3307 says:

    Vermont is saying “No fireworks” so celebratory gunfire it is.

  7. 5th/77th FA says:

    A quick linky that shows what happens when you pledge your “…lives, fortunes, and sacred honor.” As commented above, how many today would do so? “…that such men (and women) lived!”

    Teach your children.

    https://nationalinterest.org/blog/declaration-independence-shocking-sacrifices-were-made-by-16838

  8. aGrimm says:

    Brave men and women all – those who signed the DOI, those who provided support, and those who fought the war.

    Total US servicemembers: 184,000 – 250,000
    Battle Deaths: 4,435
    Non-mortal Woundings: 6,188

  9. HMCS(FMF) ret says:

    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 of 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 shewn, 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.

  10. Sparks says:

    Wishing a blessed, happy, and safe Fourth of July Independence Day to all my TAH family.

  11. A Proud Infidel®™ says:

    HAPPY BIRTHDAY, USA!!!!

  12. 11B-Mailclerk says:

    Happy Independence Day!

  13. SFC D says:

    And now, for something completely different…

    https://youtu.be/4JX5H1r7JcM