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#259024 - 07/03/13 02:25 PM July 4th: A day set aside for an American independ
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July 4th: A day set aside for an American independence that does not exist

By DOUG THOMPSON-Capitol Hill Blue
July 3, 2013



Uncle Sam: Crying out for an America that no longer exists.


On Thursday, America will pause for a rare mid-week holiday to celebrate Independence Day.

Yep, the 4th of July is Independence Day, the day we celebrate the signing of the Declaration of Independence that led to the Revolutionary War against England and the march towards the creation of the United States of America.

Unlike many holidays in this country, Independence Day is not relegated to the closest Monday for celebration. It is one of the rare days that is actually honored on the real date.

But while the day is real, the reason for celebrating the day may not be so factual.

Sadly, Americans no longer have any real independence to celebrate on July 4th.

Think about. Is America today really independent?

If so, independent of what?

America’s government, theoretically a government “of the people, for the people and by the people” is — in reality — a government controlled by special interests and dependent upon the money of fat cats whose agendas have little to do with “the people.”

Those “truths” that signings of the Declaration of Independence accepted when they put their names on the document on July 4, 1776, no longer exist — if they ever did.

Americans are not free or independent. They live lies regulated by that government, restricted by ever-increasing and more repressive laws. We are a people controlled by a government that neither cares nor responds to our needs. We are spied upon 24/7 by a hostile government that operates under the belief that any of us can be a terrorist and none of us can be trusted.

Our leaders lie to us so much that truth is a lost commodity and deception is an accepted part of business as usual.

Those who speak out against the tyranny are castigated and called traitors. Those who seek a return to freedom and independence have no leaders to back or parties to join. The system is controlled by two political parties with a singular purpose — absolute control by an agenda that has nothing to do with the best interests of the nation.

America today is a nation without principle, a populace without hope and a rotting corpse without redemption.

So what do we celebrate on this day set aside for an independence that does not exist?

Most likely, the populace will act like it usually does by ignoring reality. People will shoot off fireworks and make noise for invalid reasons. Politicians will lie about freedoms that vanished long ago and the media will act like America still stands for something and has reason to party.

When the Titanic sank, a group of musicians played on until the water engulfed them and the drowned.

At our home, the American flag usually flies on a pole in the front yard.

On Thursday morning, I will raise that flag but it will be displayed upside down — the universal signal of distress.

America is a nation in distress and we cannot, and will not, practice hypocrisy on a day set aside for a reason that is now invalid.

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#259037 - 07/03/13 08:17 PM Re: July 4th: A day set aside for an American independ [Re: Scoutgal]
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I think flying our flag at half-mast is appropriate for expressing your idea. Flying it upside-down is a distress signal that might get you a yard full of SWAT team guys come to rescue you from home invaders, or police and ambulance if somebody is concerned about your health!

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#259038 - 07/03/13 08:29 PM Re: July 4th: A day set aside for an American independ [Re: pondering_it_all]
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Originally Posted By: pondering_it_all
I think flying our flag at half-mast is appropriate...

Half nuts?? That's a squirrelly idea.
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#259039 - 07/03/13 08:39 PM Re: July 4th: A day set aside for an American independ [Re: Scoutgal]
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Fortunately, it has always been such and, if Truth be told, it ought to be even more so - a needed return to our uniquely American Republican roots. The Declaration of Independence was Sovereign States' and Individuals' declaring autonomy from the throne of England. The men who wrote, signed and lead the defense of the Declaration were landed or commercial gentlemen declaring their Rights and the Rights of the States they and their forebears created and controlled.

The protection of those Rights from usurpers, both domestic and foreign, has always been a necessity. From the census, to The Alien-Sedition Act, to the Whiskey Rebellion, to The XYZ Affair, the Louisiana Purchase, the weighted draft and on and on throughout our glorious history, America has done what is necessary to protect the Rights of the People.

It is undoubtedly disconcerting when these legitimate actions are made by a usurping Socialist, but the actions themselves are certainly standard operating procedures for every advanced company in the world, for not to mention every advanced economy in the world.

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Those Europeans wailing about Snowden and the NSA should admit that their companies and governments are doing whatever they can to understand America and would have thrown Snowden in jail if he'd done exactly the same thing in their country.
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#259049 - 07/03/13 11:44 PM Re: July 4th: A day set aside for an American independ [Re: Scoutgal]
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I consider the loftier portions of the Declaration of Independence to be not so much something won and lost, but goals not yet attained. But then, I also consider the US Constitution to be the beginning of the re-concentration of political power into the hands of the powerful few. Perhaps they are simply goals that are too idealistic to ever be actually attainable, but still worth their pursuit (the ol' shoot for the stars, settle for the moon, thingie). :-)
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#259088 - 07/05/13 01:26 AM Re: July 4th: A day set aside for an American independ [Re: Scoutgal]
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Originally Posted By: Scoutgal
July 4th: A day set aside for an American independence that does not exist

By DOUG THOMPSON-Capitol Hill Blue
July 3, 2013



Uncle Sam: Crying out for an America that no longer exists.


America is a nation in distress and we cannot, and will not, practice hypocrisy on a day set aside for a reason that is now invalid.


Histrionic hyperbole. Or is it hyperbolic histrionics?

We are a fully empowered independent sovereign nation.

We are a nation in which the percentage of people who vote is scandalously low and thus a small percentage of voters are able to decide who represents us in key decision making bodies.

Because it takes such a small percentage of voters to carry most elections, special interersts are able to exert a disproportionate influence on who is elected and then use leverage obtained through having done so to influence the outcome of matters decided by the people elected in this manner.

We have as a body politic CHOSEN to allow this state of affairs, or these affairs of state, to be so determined. That apathy, laziness, [insert favorite adjective here] has not made us any less independent; it simply reflects a willingness to let others make decisions for us.

Independence allows us to behave in this manner. So if you want to fly your flag upside down, please do so. But let's put the cause of the matter where it belongs; with voters who let their votes be bought and voters who choose not to vote.
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#259090 - 07/05/13 06:15 AM Re: July 4th: A day set aside for an American independ [Re: loganrbt]
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Amen, brother.
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#259102 - 07/05/13 01:31 PM Re: July 4th: A day set aside for an American independ [Re: Ted Remington]
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rather certain we have no commonality of parentage.
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