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The Call to ‘Restore’ For This and Every July 4: Frederick Douglass Echoes Through The Ages

Frederick Douglass c1860sThe wheel of the calendar has turned again, and July 4th is upon us once again, a day for the consumption of 155 million pounds of hot dogs, and fireworks—75% of the pyro technics industry’s revenues ignite in an average 1400 displays on the federal holiday marking the anniversary of American Independence.

Patriotric rituals r’ often us, although, never mind, that American celebrations only began after the war of 1812, and that it took quite a while for London to even respond to our declaration.

Quiet as its kept, actual independence only arrived on September, 3, 1783 when Great Britain formally abandoned its claims to its colonies and signed the Treaty of Paris.

Recall also that one of the pledges in the document of documents was a “Decent Respect for The Opinions of Mankind,” a vow undercut somewhat by a ruling by an appointed intelligence advisory body this past week—based on who knows what legal foundation—that US Spying on mankind is now and forevermore “legal” under our constitution.… Read the rest

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Adam Kokesh Planning Armed March in Washington, DC

Adam vs. The Man host Adam Kokesh is planning a daring – and some might say foolhardy – demonstration against what he identifies as Government tyranny. On July 4, Kokesh, along with whatever participants choose to join him, will march on Washington, DC with loaded rifles slung across their back.

Picture: CarolMooreDC (CC)

Picture: CarolMooreDC (CC)

Via adamvstheman.com:

On the morning of July 4, 2013, Independence Day, we will muster at the National Cemetery & at noon we will step off to march across the Memorial Bridge, down Independence Avenue, around the Capitol, the Supreme Court, & the White House, then peacefully return to Virginia across the Memorial Bridge. This is an act of civil disobedience, not a permitted event. We will march with rifles loaded & slung across our backs to put the government on notice that we will not be intimidated & cower in submission to tyranny. We are marching to mark the high water mark of government & to turn the tide.

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Can Americans Escape the Deception?

A lament written for U.S. Independence Day, by Paul Craig Roberts:

Hot Air Day is upon us. On July 4 hot air will spew forth all over the country as dignitaries deliver homilies to our “freedom and democracy” and praise “our brave troops” who are protecting our freedom by “killing them over there before they come over here.”

Not a single one of these speeches will contain one word of truth. No speaker will lament the death of the US Constitution or urge his audience to action to restore the only document that protects their liberty. No speaker will acknowledge that in the 21st century the Bush/Obama Regime, with the complicity of the Department of Justice, federal courts, Congress, presstitute media, law schools, bar associations, and an insouciant public have murdered the Constitution in the name of the “war on terror.

Not a single one of these speeches will contain one word of truth.

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The California Department Of Corrections Wishes You A Happy Independence Day

What does freedom mean to you? In a much talked about Facebook post, the California Department of Corrections rang in the 4th of July with the below caption and image of a prisoner sewing American flags at ten cents an hour, which they saw as a cheery and appropriate way to commemorate a day celebrating the values of America:

Happy Independence Day from the California Department of Corrections and Rehabilitation! (Photo: A female inmate works on an American flag while working in the Prison Industries Authority Fabrics program at the Central California Women’s Facility.)

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NYPD Detonates Two And A Half Tons Of Confiscated Fireworks

Wondering who witnessed the country's best-by-far pyrotechnics display this past weekend? New York City's killjoy police officers, who held a private detonation of a year's worth of confiscated illegal fireworks. At least they were kind enough to get the squelching of our joy on film:
More than 5,000 pounds of fireworks were detonated in one big pile at the New York Police Department firing range in the Bronx on Friday, July 1, 2011.
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Smiley Faces In The Sky Won’t Save Us

Photo: David Shankbone (CC)

Photo: David Shankbone (CC)

Two days after a jobs report showed how many Americans are down, the nation was looking up — at fireworks signaling the anniversary of American independence (even as the BP disaster shows how dependent we’ve become.).

On July 4th, here in New York, my block was jammed with ooing and ahing onlookers as was the whole West Side of Manhattan when the Macy’s Department store shot off 40,000 shells at a rate of 1500 a minute and at a cost of $500,000.

It reminded me of deadlier fireworks over Baghdad.

This event, symbolically, may have been a shock and awe campaign of an economic war aimed our way, but we couldn’t see it.

Across the river in New Jersey, town after town canceled local shows because they had no money in the budget left for bread and circus extravaganzas.

Oh, how we love our country, reported the Daily News,

Red, white and boom, boom, boom!

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