Happy Independence Day!!!!!

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First, I want to wish everyone a safe and happy Independence Day!  Secondly, I thought I’d share an experience and some thoughts …….

So, last Thursday, I went to hear some bluegrass gospel at a nearby church.  Being that it was so close to the 4th, they incorporated a patriotic theme.  It was pretty nice, though, not all of their songs were gospel, which I thought odd in that we were in the sanctuary.  One thing which was done was to recognize and honor our veterans. 

Now, it is altogether fitting and proper to honor our warrior/guardians.  But, as I was standing and being recognized, a thought kept running through my mind ……. ‘this is incomplete’.  There’s much more to celebrating this nation than just recognizing the warriors/guardians. 

You see, there are other battles which must be fought, and they’re not with guns and bullets.  It is in the arena of ideas.  We must fight these battle and we must win.  Fortunately, we can thank God for our founding fathers in this regard.  They already laid out a foundation about how this nation should govern itself, we call it the US Constitution.  Even better, they wrote their thoughts about our independence, self-governance, and our Constitution.  And, they were most eloquent and articulate in doing so.

Even a guy who was known more for his secular thoughts noted …..

I have lived, Sir, a long time, and the longer I live, the more convincing proofs I see of this truth- that God Governs in the affairs of men. And if a sparrow cannot fall to the ground without his notice, is it probable that an empire can rise without his aid?  —- Ben Franklin (during his appeal for prayer at the Constitutional Convention)

But, of course, prayer isn’t all that’s necessary, either.  I believe it is important, but, there’s still more to this great land than just great warriors and prayers.  James Madison noted …….

A popular Government, without popular information, or the means of acquiring it, is but a Prologue to a Farce or a Tragedy; or, perhaps both. Knowledge will forever govern ignorance: And a people who mean to be their own Governors, must arm themselves with the power which knowledge gives.

What is implied here, is that not only do we arm ourselves with knowledge, but, that we also use said knowledge ….. that we be engaged in our political processes.  If we are not informed and engaged, we will lose our battles.

But, how then, are we to govern ourselves?  Well, as mentioned earlier, we have the blueprint the US Constitution.  But, there are some pratfalls we must avoid to maintain this nation.  John Adams had this to say …..

Avarice, Ambition, Revenge or Galantry, would break the strongest Cords of our Constitution as a Whale goes through a Net. Our Constitution was made only for a moral and religious People. It is wholly inadequate to the government of any other.

People, all one has to do is to look around and see where “rights” have been replaced with “license”.  We are wholly engaged in a battle for the soul of this nation.  And, if we lose this battle because we were not informed, or not engaged, this nation will cease to be. 

So, celebrate tonight!  There’s plenty of reasons to celebrate and be thankful for.  But, tomorrow, we must go back to war and we must win.

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26 Responses to Happy Independence Day!!!!!

  1. leftinflagstaff says:

    All true.

    But they also knew we’d see a time when our tyrants would want to hear that knowledge like a pig wants a bicycle. So, they came up with one of their best ideas of all. And made sure that we knew it.

    Happy 4th! Happy B-day USA.

    • As I was saying…..

      If we can actually get the promotion of our ideas to work—fantastic.
      But always be grateful that the founders knew this was too important to leave it all up to convincing ideas.

      • dirkhblog says:

        It’s already open season on anyone at CNN. 4chan is about to declare Holy War, 8chan has started doxxing all CNN employees, not just the talking heads.
        All CNN employee twitter accounts are radio silent. Their lawyer has ordered total lockdown lest the next idiot puts his foot in his mouth.

  2. suyts says:

    A couple more days, and I’ll be able to post again. Cat killed the computer again! I’m now tying the PC to the leg of my desk. Be back up and running as soon as my parts come in.

    • Latitude says:

      LOL…..your house is getting dangerous!

    • dirkhblog says:

      Don’t tie the PC to the desk. Tie THE CAT to it. TIghtly.
      Here’s something from Kansas City.

      • Latitude says:

        but but reparations..

        We created this monster by allowing it

      • suyts says:

        Yeh, oddly, it was my last trip to “World’s of Fun” which was the impetus of me arming myself. ……. About 10 yrs ago I took my family to WoF, on our way back home we stopped at a suburb of KC so the kids could go the bathroom and pick up drinks and snacks for the 2.5 hr trip home. I went into the convenience store with 2 kids and left my wife and her challenged child in the car. Upon exiting the store I found our car surrounded by black youths shouting at my wife and step son, they were demanding sexual favors from them. I had to shoo the two young ones back into the store and move to aid my people. I’d like to say I ran them off, but, it was probably the cell-phone my wife picked up to dial 911 which probably moved them on…….. ironically, she had no service at that location. I bought a gun the next week. That stuff will never happen again.

      • Me says:

        Well Dirk, as bad as that looks, don’t play it as a distraction to what is going on any differently in the welfare state anywhere else!

        • dirkhblog says:

          Well that was a harmless bit of fun compared to Baltimore and Philly.
          It’s so bad in da chocolate cities – and in Londonistan with 1500 acid attacks since 2008 – that I have reduced my reporting on Muslim crime in Germany because frankly, it STILL pales in comparison.

          But, feel free to track my blog to stay up to date with the destruction of Germany by MERKEL’s treacherous pseudoconservative CDU.

          If you think *I* am willing to turn a blind eye to these pieces of shit you are entirely ignorant of what I am posting *ON MY OWN BLOG’. And that’s YOUR decision. Live with it.

        • Me says:

          Well, you said it not Me, I wasn’t the one defending the indefensible from the 40’s ERA! I was just pointing out the obvious to you and you couldn’t see it! That is your own doing, Not Me!!!!!!!!

  3. Me says:

    LMAO! Our fearless leader?????

  4. Me says:

    Tiss funny, that through out all of that, They could have brought up the Audie Murphy, John Wayne example?????? And for those that don’t know, Audie Murphy was a real american hero both on the big screen and in real life!!!!! But John Wayne said he wanted to do the same but the powers to be wouldn’t let him, And that is the story we are being told!

  5. Me says:

    And I think the same!!!!!!

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