Free and Independent States

Happy Independence Day, everyone!

239 years, and we’re still here. Held together by duct tape and bailing wire, mind you, but still here.

“Well, Doctor, what have we got—a Republic or a Monarchy?”

“A Republic, if you can keep it.”

7 thoughts on “Free and Independent States

  1. Papa Whiskey wishes y’all joy of the day. Stout heart and good cheer — and confusion to the enemy!

    “Prudence, indeed, will dictate that Governments long established should not be changed for light and transient causes; and accordingly all experience hath shewn, that mankind are more disposed to suffer, while evils are sufferable, than to right themselves by abolishing the forms to which they are accustomed. But when a long train of abuses and usurpations pursuing invariably the same Object evinces a design to reduce them under absolute Despotism, it is their right, it is their duty, to throw off such Government, and to provide new Guards for their future security.”

    — The Declaration of Independence

    “The man who attempts, plans, or even wishes to disarm me must be regarded as my mortal enemy. … I, for one, will not be disarmed. Not while I live. Mark that well.”

    — Jeff Cooper

    “In harsh or melancholy epochs, free men may take comfort from the grand lesson of history: that tyrannies cannot persist except among servile races. The years that seem endless to those who must endure them are but a flick of mischance upon the journey.”

    — Winston Churchill

  2. Like the Stars and Stripes stretched to accommodate internal jihad.

    I avoid flag-waving, BBQ, fireworks and all other manifestations or congregations of the hoi polloi and their mindless cheer. The cheer is unaccompanied by any action to stop the destruction of their country and the legacy of its founders that unfolds daily in front of their faces.

    The last two generations are unworthy of this republic and the great men — oy vey, all white heteronormative “racist” males — who founded it at a great risk to their life and fortune, but for the sake of their sacred honor. Just those two words: sacred and honor, are outside of the frame of reference of not only the regular working stiffs but most any government pasha, congressman, judge and, increasingly it seems, general.

    It’s a fitting day though to read some Jefferson or Franklin , leaf through Madison, read a good biography of Washington and cogitate on their splendid creation and its short lifespan…

  3. As a Chinese, in our Englsih language studies at high school, we were required to memorize the “Declaration of Independence” and we were told that the Liberty Bell sounded on July 4th, 1776, and that the Bell has an inscription which reads: ” Proclaim liberty throughout all the land unto all the inhabitants thereof.”

    As fas as I know, this statement comes from the Jewish Bible, Leviticus 25:10. Can anyone please enlighten me as to why early Americans use such a phrase as a rallying cry of the revolution, and yet today America has turned away from God ??

    • The poison of cultural Marxism is the cause of the disease. The churches were one of the first victims.

    • The above two replies are exactly true. The truth that is never taught in school is that Communism, Marxism, neo-Marxism, etc, are all de facto religions even if they are not legally recognized as such. This is largely due to the arbitrary semantic distinction that these sets of beliefs don’t involve deities, therefore must not be religions.

      From a functional systems theory perspective, any set of beliefs serves the same sort of function as programming regardless of what terms you use to describe that set of beliefs.

      Not surprisingly, any would be despot or compact oligarchy is going to seek to change this programming to support despostism or oligarchy. And if you want to be God like Chairman Mao did, you have to get rid of God (your competition).

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