Happy Independence Day

 

Wishing all our southern neighbors a very happy and safe holiday.

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canuk wrote:

Wishing all our southern neighbors a very happy and safe holiday.

Thanks. Somehow it means more when it comes from Canada, part of the British Empire.

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Agreed!

To all our southern cousins, have a great day! Be well, and be safe!

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Thank you!! Happy 4th to

Thank you!!

Happy 4th to all!!

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Happy 4th

Southern BBQ and fireworks last night and more tonight. What a weekend. Greatest country in the world to live in.

Happy Birthday USA

I hope eveyone south of the 49th enjoys Independence Day. Remember to have a good time and drive safely!

Thanks

Thanks to all and to everyone and a happy 4th of July.

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Happy 4th of July to Everyone!!!

May everyone have a Happy 4th of July. Remember to give thanks for our wonderful country and way of life. Most importantly do not forget all of our service people who fought for us, are now fighting for us, and have given their time and lives to keep our country free and independent.

Declaration of Independence

A reminder of what the day is all about:

http://www.archives.gov/exhibits/charters/declaration.html

July 4th

Everyone be safe out there. grin

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Happy 4th to all!

Happy 4th to all!

Have a Great Day

Happy 4th of July to all

happy 4 july

happy 4 july safe week

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Happy 4th of July to our

Happy 4th of July to our neighbour.

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Happy Fourth of July

Happy 4th to all may your day be fun and relaxing, with family and friends.

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Happy Birthday USA

d-moo70 wrote:

Happy 4th of July to our neighbour.

IN CONGRESS, JULY 4, 1776
The unanimous Declaration of the thirteen united States of America

When in the Course of human events it becomes necessary for one people to dissolve the political bands which have connected them with another and to assume among the powers of the earth, the separate and equal station to which the Laws of Nature and of Nature's God entitle them, a decent respect to the opinions of mankind requires that they should declare the causes which impel them to the separation.

We hold these truths to be self-evident, that all men are created equal, that they are endowed by their Creator with certain unalienable Rights, that among these are Life, Liberty and the pursuit of Happiness. — That to secure these rights, Governments are instituted among Men, deriving their just powers from the consent of the governed, — That whenever any Form of Government becomes destructive of these ends, it is the Right of the People to alter or to abolish it, and to institute new Government, laying its foundation on such principles and organizing its powers in such form, as to them shall seem most likely to effect their Safety and Happiness.

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A happy fourth to one and all.....

Take a few moments today to reflect on all of our freedoms and the cost in American lives it took to secure them for us.

Enjoy them.

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Happy 4th

Be safe everyone.

Happy Independence Day

4th of July, it is going to be a great day for grillin'.

Happy 234 Years Old USA

Happy Independence Day America.
Looking forward to the Macy's Fireworks display tonight here in NYC. It should be a BLAST.

Happy 4th

Happy Independence day.

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Have a happy and safe 4th,

Have a happy and safe 4th, everyone!

Happy 4'th to all the Yank's

Happy 4'th to all the Yank's out there. The Canucks up here had ours on the 1st.

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Fluxuated wrote:

Happy 4'th to all the Yank's out there. The Canucks up here had ours on the 1st.

It's nice of you Canadians to remember ours. Unfortunately, not many of us know anything about yours. Like what year and what exactly happened? I guess we would have heard if you went overboard like the French. About 25% of Americans don't even know from what country we got our independence, so don't feel bad about our lack of knowledge.

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Happy 4th of July to all.

Happy 4th of July to all.

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Happy 4th of July!

Hope everyone has a happy and safe 4th!

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dminz wrote:

It's nice of you Canadians to remember ours. Unfortunately, not many of us know anything about yours. Like what year and what exactly happened? I guess we would have heard if you went overboard like the French. About 25% of Americans don't even know from what country we got our independence, so don't feel bad about our lack of knowledge.

This should answer your questions

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Canada_Day

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Thanks. Canadians apparently liked the Brits a lot more than we did. Starting from Confederation (not independence) on July 1, 1867:

"The holiday was initially not dominant in the national calendar; up to the early 20th century, Canadians thought themselves to be primarily British, being thus less interested in celebrating distinctly Canadian forms of patriotism. No official celebrations were therefore held until 1917 — the golden anniversary of Confederation — and then none again for a further decade."

You guys are real laid-back, eh.

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happy BBQ and fireworks day

happy BBQ and fireworks day lol

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happy 4th

happy 4th

July 5th - Holiday

The heat is crazy hot in NYC. Hope everyone enjoys the Holiday.

Happy July 4th

Hope everyone had a great 4th of July.

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Happy 4th of July!

Happy 4th of July!

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Freedom

Hope all remember the true cost of freedom and do not let all that has been built up over the last 200 years be lost or forgotten...

"It is the soldier, not the

"It is the soldier, not the reporter, Who has given us freedom of the press.
It is the soldier, not the poet, Who has given us freedom of speech.
It is the soldier, not the organizer, Who has given us the freedom to demonstrate.
It is the soldier, Who salutes the flag, Who serves beneath the flag,
And whose coffin is draped by the flag, Who allows the protestor to burn the flag.

- Father Dennis Edward O'Brian, USMC (often incorrectly attributed to Charles M. Province)"

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Independence Day

Wishing everybody on the forum a safe 4th of July weekend.

Amen

spook45 wrote:

Take a few moments today to reflect on all of our freedoms and the cost in American lives it took to secure them for us.

Enjoy them.

From a verteran of the Vietnam war, I salute everyone who has had anything to do with keeping our freedoms in the USA.

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Happy 4th of July!

Hope everyone had a great 4th of July.

Rain

Our neighborhood fireworks got cancelled due to rain. sad

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Some fireworks got cancelled

Some fireworks got cancelled along the gulf coast, Thank you BP.

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Independence from what?

dood wrote:

"It is the soldier, not the reporter, Who has given us freedom of the press.
It is the soldier, not the poet, Who has given us freedom of speech.
It is the soldier, not the organizer, Who has given us the freedom to demonstrate.
It is the soldier, Who salutes the flag, Who serves beneath the flag,
And whose coffin is draped by the flag, Who allows the protestor to burn the flag.

- Father Dennis Edward O'Brian, USMC (often incorrectly attributed to Charles M. Province)"

I'm not denigrating the role of the soldier but if the soldier should receive the primacy of respect then what is the broader meaning of the 3nd Amendment of the Bill of Rights?

"No soldier shall, in time of peace be quartered in any house, without consent of the owner, nor in time of war, but in a manner to be prescribed by law."

Furthermore, the existence of Article 88 of the UCMJ indicates to the broader intent of the 3nd Amendment which is that the military is subordinate to the civilian authority.
http://tullylegal.com/article88.pdf

Your point?

Seneca wrote:
dood wrote:

"It is the soldier, not the reporter, Who has given us freedom of the press.
It is the soldier, not the poet, Who has given us freedom of speech.
It is the soldier, not the organizer, Who has given us the freedom to demonstrate.
It is the soldier, Who salutes the flag, Who serves beneath the flag,
And whose coffin is draped by the flag, Who allows the protestor to burn the flag.

- Father Dennis Edward O'Brian, USMC (often incorrectly attributed to Charles M. Province)"

I'm not denigrating the role of the soldier but...

(As the saying goes....Everything after 'but'....)

Then whats your point?

Then you bring up the third amendment as if you've been having to bunk and feed an entire platoon.

Additionally..did you miss the part that states "without consent of the owner"...
If you dont want to...DONT!

Again? Your point?
(Dont bother..I 'get your point'..and it FAILS)

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Happy 4th of July, a day

Happy 4th of July, a day late. If you were off, I hope you had a great day.

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spent july 4th in

spent july 4th in Boston...good times

Happy 4th. Just chilling at

Happy 4th.
Just chilling at the pool. cookout, relax.

Lots of great fireworks last

Lots of great fireworks last night!!!

Love 4th of July!!

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3 day weekend is over.

3 day weekend is over.

Time to get ready and go

Time to get ready and go back to work.

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Who wrote the laws?

dood wrote:
Seneca wrote:
dood wrote:

"It is the soldier, not the reporter, Who has given us freedom of the press.
It is the soldier, not the poet, Who has given us freedom of speech.
It is the soldier, not the organizer, Who has given us the freedom to demonstrate.
It is the soldier, Who salutes the flag, Who serves beneath the flag,
And whose coffin is draped by the flag, Who allows the protestor to burn the flag.

- Father Dennis Edward O'Brian, USMC (often incorrectly attributed to Charles M. Province)"

I'm not denigrating the role of the soldier but...

(As the saying goes....Everything after 'but'....)

Then whats your point?

Then you bring up the third amendment as if you've been having to bunk and feed an entire platoon.

Additionally..did you miss the part that states "without consent of the owner"...
If you dont want to...DONT!

Again? Your point?
(Dont bother..I 'get your point'..and it FAILS)

Well, it’s one thing to say, “Support the troops” and it’s another to say, “Let’s keep sending our men and women around the world to act as the policeman of the world”. The difference is keeping our leaders accountable.

What I was getting at is the question: At what moment in time did we surpass the point where we as a country believed there were no limits? How many bases and troops do we have scattered around the world?

I believe it’s a disfavor for the general public to hold the use of the military as sacrosanct and beyond reproach. In this budget climate, everything should be put on the table for discussion to be examined under a critical eye. We have to get past the idea that the military is some sacred cow. This idea is why Congress under the powers granted to it by Article 1, Section 8 of the US Constitution seems to always attach unrelated riders (pork) to the defense spending bills which are virtually guaranteed passage due to the high regard with which military missions are seen. Some of the perpetuation of this mindset is fueled by the revolving door between industry and government which leads to the protection of vested interests. And, it’s certainly not too difficult to see cases of corruption where large amounts of money are involved.

There is a sentiment, however, among an increasing number of people who wonder if the price of empire is worth it. As I understand, we have gone far astray from the original intent of limited government while spending and bloated bureaucracy has multiplied by leaps and bounds. The point is that there are limits if history serves as any example: http://www.marketoracle.co.uk/Article12831.html.

I certainly don’t see the world as you do and I don’t wish you any harm. What I suspect we have here is a failure to communicate or rather my inability to talk your language. This is intended as no slight to the concepts of duty, honor, and love of country which a frank discussion of what I’ve mentioned really does touch upon.

The Difference between Americans and Canadians?

dminz wrote:

Thanks. Canadians apparently liked the Brits a lot more than we did. Starting from Confederation (not independence) on July 1, 1867:

You guys are real laid-back, eh.

We seem to have acquired that characteristic over time. Canadians like to think that we just took the best of the Yanks and the best of the Brits, and added a little bit of France for good measure (just don't tell that to the people in the North End of Winnipeg wink ).

Here's a joke I read recently
Q: Why did the Canadian cross the road?
A: To get to the middle.

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DanielT wrote:
dminz wrote:

Thanks. Canadians apparently liked the Brits a lot more than we did. Starting from Confederation (not independence) on July 1, 1867:

You guys are real laid-back, eh.

We seem to have acquired that characteristic over time. Canadians like to think that we just took the best of the Yanks and the best of the Brits, and added a little bit of France for good measure (just don't tell that to the people in the North End of Winnipeg wink ).

Here's a joke I read recently
Q: Why did the Canadian cross the road?
A: To get to the middle.

Maybe climate has something to do with it. People are more careful in cold climates. And the Latins and Mediterraneans are pretty laid back, too, with plenty of time reserved for fun and siestas. Leave all the intensity to the U.S., the Germans, the Japanese, and now the Chinese, all in mid-climate areas of the world. Then there are the Middle-Easterners, but who can explain them?

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