Rah, rah. Fireworks, barbecue, parties, music, patriotic thrill, watermelon, speeches and drink. These are the things of July the Fourth.
In an early draft of the Declaration of Independence, Jefferson wrote the word "subjects," when he referred to the American public. He then erased that word and replaced it with "citizens," a term he used frequently throughout the final draft.
Act Independently on Independence Day! Be loud and proud July 4th and work the crowds for freedom. This may be our last celebration of the great American Revolution. It is time for another! Live free or die!
The R3VOLUTION gains more steam in South Texas!!!!!!! Music Credits: Restore the Republic by Band of Patriots
When we live our lives with integrity we are building capital in the account we call trust. Trust builds connections between us, leading to all things good.
PHOENIX -- Arizonans will get a chance at a rare viewing of one of the original copies of the Declaration of Independence this month. Capitol officials say one of the original 26 copies of the document will be at the State Capitol for a pair of vi
His black Muslim group calls itself "Ummah," or the brotherhood, and wants to establish a separate state within the United States governed by Sharia law, Interim U.S. Attorney Terrence Berg and Andrew Arena, FBI special agent in charge in Detroit, sa
My mind has accepted the premise that I have a God given right to be an individual, and not a carbon copy human servant of any community, or government.
No agreement with a foreign nation can confer power on the Congress or any other branch of government, which is free from the restraints of the Constitution.
JFK and we are as a people, inherently and historically, opposed to secret societies, to secret oaths, and to secret proceedings, for we are opposed around the world, by a monolithic and ruthless conspiracy, that relies primarily on covet means, for expanding its sphere of influence.
When it comes to symbolizing freedom and the spirit of ‘76, I do think there’s a better American flag. With all due respect to the stars and stripes, I prefer the yellow Gadsden flag with the coiled rattlesnake and the defiant Don’t Tread on Me motto.
The "freedom movement" needs a little dividing, between people who actually believe in freedom, and those who only believe in whining. (The video of Larken Rose's controversial July 4th speech has finally been posted.)
Life in a state of liberty is not perfect. It makes no guarantees other than the opportunity to pursue your happiness. You may prosper or you may be poor. You may be safe or you may come to harm.
Ernest takes the opportunity to review some of the most popular movies in America and how they have influenced our culture. Does life imitate art?
Ernest uses the following movies as a reference to understand what the future holds for us all. Oh, and an explanation of the freedom philosophy is included :)
Ernest Hancock takes the first day of his new show on the Republic Broadcasting Network to introduce himself and FreedomsPhoenix.com to this new audience of conservative patriots. This hard core no-compromise libertarian activist has coverered the talk radio spectrum. As the "token libertarian" on the Air America affiliate KXXT, Independent radio KXAM and then KFNX, Ernest has spent years sharing his perspective and encouraging activism across the country. Now he is happy to add his voice to the audience of RBN.
country was founded on principles of freedom from overbearing rulers,
onerous taxation, and the right to live our lives as we see fit. Our
independence was won after decades, and even centuries of abuses that
unscrupulous, corrupted leaders and big governments visited upon their
subjects. The Founders knew there was a better way, and they forged it here on this soil.
1776: The Declaration of Independence is signed. It will take 127 years before someone gets around to saying, “Hey, maybe we should preserve this thing.”
The Declaration of Independence can be fairly said to stand alongside the Magna Carta and Bill of Rights as the most important documents in the history of democracy. Its significance was understood from the moment it was signed, so one is left to wonder why its preservation was ignored for so long.
During the Revolutionary War, the Declaration of Independence was rolled up and toted around like a Thomas Bros. map, although, given the vicissitudes of war, that’s perhaps understandable. Less understandable is what came later. Water was spilled on it while it was being copied in 1823. Then it was tacked up on the wall at the U.S. Patent Office for about 40 years, where it was subjected to a strong northern light.
Finally, the suggestion was made in 1903 that maybe it shouldn’t be exposed to sunlig
Is your city puting on a massive pyrotechnics display this weekend? Or maybe just your neighbor Carl? Either way, you can learn how to capture the moment in all its noisy, exploding glory with a digital camera.
Ideally, it pays to use a camera that offers some level of manual control over the settings. That way, you can dial in the best exposure, aperture and focus settings to achieve the best results.
But you can still take good photos of a fireworks display no matter what kind of camera you have. Yep, even the iPhone!
The Catholic Church in America in the 19th century would have never featured an American flag anywhere in sight. This trend began in World War I: the German parishes were pressured to show their loyalty to the state and its war.
The trend picked
up steam in World War II, when the Italians too were suspected and
so had to declare their loyalty. The flag issue became universal
during the Cold War when everyone was expected to rally around the
nation in its fight against its foreign adversaries.
But looking in back in time to the 18th century and before, to say nothing of the European middle ages and back before the invention of the very idea of the nation state, this entire project would have been completely unknown: the Church nowhere swears allegiance to the state and Christians ar
Ronald Reagan wrote the following piece for Independence Day in 1981- His first Fourth of July as President of the United States of America
On Independence Day, the bell tolls for liberty and freedom … even for the liberty to think of murder, or in a larger scale, the freedom not to honor but to destroy our ancestral idealism.
President Obama and the far left Congress are passing legislation that is going to fundamentally change the way we live and will decide whether or not we freeze in the winter or bake in the summer or whether we will be able to put bread on the table or even be able to work. The Cap & Trade bill (the take over of the energy industry), socialized medicine, the take over of the financial system and the auto industry is just the beginning. Next will come natural resources and slowly but surely states rights. In the end we will be forced to rely on government for existence. This is bad, so very bad! The law of the Constitution is being broken. Treason is happening and most of us are trying to pick our jaws off the ground. The scary part comes when the jaw is back in place and the anger starts brewing.
A declaration by the representatives of the united colonies of North America, now met in Congress at Philadelphia, setting forth the causes and necessity of their taking up arms.
German literary giant, Johann Wolfgang von Goethe, who lived during the time of the founding of the United States, articulated “None are more hopelessly enslaved than those who think they are free.” We the people must face that reality if individuals want true freedom. The Declaration of Independence states that all human beings have the inalienable right to pursue happiness. It does not say that individuals have a right to happiness, just the right to seek it out however the individual defines happiness. The Declaration of Independence also states that the only purpose for the existence of government is to make sure all individuals have this right secured, i.e. no one initiates force on another interfering with their right to pursue happiness. What all this means is that individuals do not need any permission from their government to pursue their happiness. They may need permission from other individuals or private businesses,
Dreaming dreams that can come true.
Online Entrepreneurs in America take back their ownership of the USA through direct sales of WebSites named: TheirName4Freedom. Hundreds of thousands and likely into solid high millions of individual Americans online are staking their claim in the ne
Since the signing of the Declaration of Independence, america has been mankind’s only bastion of Freedom and Liberty. In recent times Americans have been perverted by people who stood to gain from the perversion.Read Letter
On April 2, 2009, the work of July 4, 1776 was nullified at the meeting of the G-20 in London. The joint communiqué essentially announces a global economic union with uniform regulations and bylaws for all nations, including the United States.
A formal international declaration of basic human rights.