Quantcast
  1. Sign up now and join over 35,000 northwest gun owners. It's quick, easy, and 100% free!

Happy Independence Day, America

Discussion in 'Legal & Political Archive' started by Gunner3456, Jul 2, 2009.

  1. Gunner3456

    Gunner3456 Salem Well-Known Member

    Messages:
    5,108
    Likes Received:
    834
  2. HappyRoman

    HappyRoman Sherwood Forest Bronze Supporter Bronze Supporter

    Messages:
    2,166
    Likes Received:
    120
    Thank you for your posting.. I hope that everyone takes a couple of minutes and watches the video.. Have a safe and Blessed weekend.
     
  3. The Duck

    The Duck Oregon Active Member

    Messages:
    556
    Likes Received:
    109
    Extremely nice post... Maybe we could use this thread to link other videos and I would expect for people to have respect for this thread!

    ((((Admin and Monitors, it would be nice to see the people who try to trash on this thread PUNISHED)))
     
  4. Bend

    Bend Central OR Member

    Messages:
    283
    Likes Received:
    2
    December 23, 1776

    THESE are the times that try men's souls. The summer soldier and the sunshine patriot will, in this crisis, shrink from the service of their country; but he that stands by it now, deserves the love and thanks of man and woman. Tyranny, like ****, is not easily conquered; yet we have this consolation with us, that the harder the conflict, the more glorious the triumph. What we obtain too cheap, we esteem too lightly: it is dearness only that gives every thing its value. Heaven knows how to put a proper price upon its goods; and it would be strange indeed if so celestial an article as FREEDOM should not be highly rated. Britain, with an army to enforce her tyranny, has declared that she has a right (not only to TAX) but "to BIND us in ALL CASES WHATSOEVER" and if being bound in that manner, is not slavery, then is there not such a thing as slavery upon earth. Even the expression is impious; for so unlimited a power can belong only to God.

    Whether the independence of the continent was declared too soon, or delayed too long, I will not now enter into as an argument; my own simple opinion is, that had it been eight months earlier, it would have been much better. We did not make a proper use of last winter, neither could we, while we were in a dependent state. However, the fault, if it were one, was all our own [NOTE]; we have none to blame but ourselves. But no great deal is lost yet. All that Howe has been doing for this month past, is rather a ravage than a conquest, which the spirit of the Jerseys, a year ago, would have quickly repulsed, and which time and a little resolution will soon recover.

    I have as little superstition in me as any man living, but my secret opinion has ever been, and still is, that God Almighty will not give up a people to military destruction, or leave them unsupportedly to perish, who have so earnestly and so repeatedly sought to avoid the calamities of war, by every decent method which wisdom could invent. Neither have I so much of the infidel in me, as to suppose that He has relinquished the government of the world, and given us up to the care of devils; and as I do not, I cannot see on what grounds the king of Britain can look up to heaven for help against us: a common murderer, a highwayman, or a house-breaker, has as good a pretence as he.

    More...
     
  5. HappyRoman

    HappyRoman Sherwood Forest Bronze Supporter Bronze Supporter

    Messages:
    2,166
    Likes Received:
    120
  6. Brandon44647

    Brandon44647 Portland Member

    Messages:
    287
    Likes Received:
    5
    :flag: I served 6 yrs in the U.S.A.F and I would do it all over again in a heartbeat. To this day whenever I hear our country's national anthem I still get a lump in my throat.....
     
  7. DrDave

    DrDave Seattle, WA Member

    Messages:
    89
    Likes Received:
    0
    I would like to Thank all service men and women, for protecting our rights, and making this the best damn country in the world!!! Happy Independence Day Everyone!!!:thumbup:
     
  8. Bend

    Bend Central OR Member

    Messages:
    283
    Likes Received:
    2
  9. Gunner3456

    Gunner3456 Salem Well-Known Member

    Messages:
    5,108
    Likes Received:
    834