Independence Day

Today, we in America celebrate Independence Day; they day we finally cut off ties with Britain and King George III.

The signing of the Declaration of Independence was seen as treason by Britain, and had we lost the Revolutionary War, out founding fathers would have been executed.

Thankfully, that did not happen, thanks to General George Washington and many other brave men and women who sacrificed everything to embrace freedom for all.

The Fourth of July—also known as Independence Day or July 4th—has been a federal holiday in the United States since 1941, but the tradition of Independence Day celebrations goes back to the 18th century and the American Revolution. On July 2nd, 1776, the Continental Congress voted in favor of independence, and two days later delegates from the 13 colonies adopted the Declaration of Independence, a historic document drafted by Thomas Jefferson.

From 1776 to the present day, July 4th has been celebrated as the birth of American independence, with festivities ranging from fireworks, parades and concerts to more casual family gatherings and barbecues.

While the United States has been on the decline the past two years, it is still the greatest country on Earth. God bless America.

Since I am stuck at work today, and all you folks are likely enjoying the long weekend, I’m only posting this and the Caption Contest Winners. I’ll resume normal posting tomorrow.

Happy Independence Day

Today we celebrate Independence Day, the day we declared our freedom from Great Britain.

On June 7, when the Continental Congress met at the Pennsylvania State House (later Independence Hall) in Philadelphia, the Virginia delegate Richard Henry Lee introduced a motion calling for the colonies’ independence.

Amid heated debate, Congress postponed the vote on Lee’s resolution, but appointed a five-man committee—including Thomas Jefferson of Virginia, John Adams of Massachusetts, Roger Sherman of Connecticut, Benjamin Franklin of Pennsylvania and Robert R. Livingston of New York—to draft a formal statement justifying the break with Great Britain.

On July 2nd, the Continental Congress voted in favor of Lee’s resolution for independence in a near-unanimous vote (the New York delegation abstained, but later voted affirmatively).

On July 4th, the Continental Congress formally adopted the Declaration of Independence, which had been written largely by Jefferson. Though the vote for actual independence took place on July 2nd, from then on the 4th became the day that was celebrated as the birth of American independence.

Sadly, the United States has been in a slow decline of late, but it’s still the best country on Earth.

Caption Contest Winners

The America, F**k Yeah! Caption Contest is now over.

Top Five Entries:
5. Seconds later, the team regretted having the extra buttered popcorn… – Sully
4. A few seconds later, Michelle’s flatulence resulted in her catchers getting butterfingers. – TXNick
3. Try as they might, the Valley Girls Aeronautic and Space Administration was never quite able to launch Tiffany into a low earth orbit. – Mike AKA Proof
2. Still a better flight safety record than Boeing. – Okrahead

WINNER! – At Farmers, we’ve seen almost everything, so we know how to cover almost anything. – Ingineer66

Let Freedom Ring

The Declaration of Independence, arguably the greatest document ever created, was approved by Congress on this date two hundred and forty-four years ago. It was the penultimate document of freedom and liberty, created after oppressive British taxes and a lack of representation in Parliament.

It has been the dictionary definition of freedom for two centuries, and the Left will continue to tell you it is a garbage document created by racist, white men. They will claim these men were despicable slave owners – fourteen of the twenty-one Founders owned slaves – whose amazing contributions to America are null and void because of this fact.

The Left will tell you these men should be ostracized, their likenesses removed from the public square, and their memories be purged from history. Don’t let them do it.

While the Left is looking to remove statues of Theodore Roosevelt, Ulysses S. Grant, and Abraham Lincoln, remember there were more than two million white soldiers fighting for the Union Army. These men were fighting to keep the Union together, as well as the abolition of slavery, and the fought alongside free black men.

The soldiers of the Confederate Army were mostly fighting for their individual states and for the continuation of slavery, which ran the Southern economy. Its abolition would destroy them, economically, so they were fighting for their survival. Were there good and bad on both sides? Sure. Was every Confederate a disgusting racist? No. Should we ever forget the scourge of American slavery? Of course not, but that’s what the Left is trying to accomplish here.

Toppling statues and disparaging the Founders will not erase history, and ironically, if you erase enough history, people forget it ever happened.

Look, America has more than its share of problems, but it is still the greatest country on Earth, by far. Try not to let the handful of people from the “Hate America Crowd” convince you otherwise.

“We can have no ’50-50′ allegiance in this country. Either a man is an American and nothing else, or he is not an American at all.”Theodore Roosevelt

Freedom From Tyranny

Two hundred and forty-three years ago, the Continental Congress declared its independence from Great Britain and King George III. The act was effectively a death sentence, not just for the members of the Congress, but for their families as well. The Founders courageously continued on, and eventually, the Continental Army defeated the greatest fighting force on Earth.

More than two hundred years later, some American citizens are trying to erase the memories of those who gave so much for the cause of freedom. I, for one, refuse to do so.

Enjoy your Independence Day, and remember all those who gave their lives so the America can survive.

By the way, this is my second favorite flag. The Fort Mifflin flag (1777).

The Fort Mifflin Flag was originally the official flag of the Continental Navy Jack. As you can see it is very distinctive in its design, consisting of thirteen alternating stripes of red, white and blue, representing the thirteen colonies of the new nation at the time.

The Fort Mifflin flag borrowed the design because the navy was operating in the vicinity of the Delaware River forts and it was the only flag the soldiers of the fort saw on the island.

The present flag that flies over the fort is an exact replica of the flag that flew over the fort in the fall of 1777, but is only one quarter the size of the garrison flag that flew during the battle and could be seen as far away as Philadelphia, 7 miles away.

God bless the United States of America.

Happy Independence Day!

Today is Independence Day, which marks the anniversary of the adoption of the Declaration of Independence.

It was also the first step toward creating the greatest, most free country in world history.

While Americans today celebrate with barbecues and fireworks, the Founders celebrated a little differently.

In 1777, thirteen gunshots were fired in salute, once at morning and once again as evening fell, on July 4 in Bristol, Rhode Island. Philadelphia celebrated the first anniversary in a manner a modern American would find familiar: an official dinner for the Continental Congress, toasts, 13-gun salutes, speeches, prayers, music, parades, troop reviews, and fireworks. Ships in port were decked with red, white, and blue bunting.

In 1778, from his headquarters at Ross Hall, near New Brunswick, New Jersey, General George Washington marked July 4 with a double ration of rum for his soldiers and an artillery salute (feu de joie). Across the Atlantic Ocean, ambassadors John Adams and Benjamin Franklin held a dinner for their fellow Americans in Paris, France.

While leftists and the MSM – but I repeat myself – spend their days trashing the United States, think about the outstanding men and women who risked their lives for this great experiment in freedom.

Let Freedom Ring!

Today, the United States celebrates its independence from the tyranny of Britain’s King George III. The great men who signed the Declaration of Independence were committing treason with the act, and had the colonies lost the war, they all would have been hanged.

It took great bravery for the founders to risk their lives for this fledgling country. They were outnumbered and outgunned by the greatest infantry and naval forces on Earth. Victory was not just uncertain; it was doubtful.

Yet the United States of America prevailed, and in the two hundred forty-one years since, America has continued to do so. We defeated tyranny, communism, fascism, and nazism, and will defeat every threat facing us because America – and every American – is exceptional.

We are the embodiment of freedom, and we will defend it here and across the globe. America, f**k yeah!

America, F**k Yeah!

Signing Of The Decaration Of IndependenceThe United States of America, the greatest country on Earth, celebrates its 240th birthday today. This is a country founded upon the ideals that our rights come from God, political power emanates from the people, limited government is preferable, and freedom should reign.

Occasionally, these rights come under attack from politicians, judges, and activists, but the strength of America lies with those without political power. Don’t like a politician? Vote him/her out. Don’t like a policy? Work to change it. Voters have that power.

America is not a perfect country – that’s truer now more than ever – but it is still the last best hope of earth. A shining beacon of freedom for those seeking a better life.