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Old 07-04-2015, 01:39 PM   #1
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Happy Independence Day!

Happy Independence Day this 4th of July.

Celebrating the greatest nation on earth!

May you all celebrate in peace and happiness, and be thankful for all this great country has given us.
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Old 07-04-2015, 03:26 PM   #2
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Can't disagree with that. Enjoy your 4th of July.

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Old 07-04-2015, 03:58 PM   #3
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Re: Happy Independence Day!

Yesterday:

"Oregon silences bakers who refused to make cake for lesbian couple, fines them $135,000

This case is not about a wedding cake or a marriage,” Avakian wrote. “It is about a business’s refusal to serve someone because of their sexual orientation. Under Oregon law, that is illegal.”

In the ruling, Avakian placed an effective gag order on the Kleins, ordering them to “cease and desist” from speaking publicly about not wanting to bake cakes for same-sex weddings based on their Christian beliefs.

“This effectively strips us of all our First Amendment rights,” the Kleins, owners of Sweet Cakes by Melissa, which has since closed, wrote on their Facebook page. “According to the state of Oregon we neither have freedom of religion or freedom of speech.”

http://www.thefederalistpapers.org/chri ... d-pay-fine

Ironic isn't it that Christians who did not want to be part of the government religion (The Church of England), founded our formerly great nation, enshrining in our Constitution the First Amendment which preserves and protects freedom of religion and freedom speech?

Let us all weep a tear today for the fascist nation we have created from our once great county.
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Old 07-04-2015, 04:12 PM   #4
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Re: Happy Independence Day!

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Happy Independence Day this 4th of July.

Celebrating the greatest nation on earth!

May you all celebrate in peace and happiness, and be thankful for all this great country has given us.
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Old 07-04-2015, 10:21 PM   #5
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Yesterday:

"Oregon silences bakers who refused to make cake for lesbian couple, fines them $135,000

This case is not about a wedding cake or a marriage,” Avakian wrote. “It is about a business’s refusal to serve someone because of their sexual orientation. Under Oregon law, that is illegal.”

In the ruling, Avakian placed an effective gag order on the Kleins, ordering them to “cease and desist” from speaking publicly about not wanting to bake cakes for same-sex weddings based on their Christian beliefs.

“This effectively strips us of all our First Amendment rights,” the Kleins, owners of Sweet Cakes by Melissa, which has since closed, wrote on their Facebook page. “According to the state of Oregon we neither have freedom of religion or freedom of speech.”

http://www.thefederalistpapers.org/chri ... d-pay-fine

Ironic isn't it that Christians who did not want to be part of the government religion (The Church of England), founded our formerly great nation, enshrining in our Constitution the First Amendment which preserves and protects freedom of religion and freedom speech?

Let us all weep a tear today for the fascist nation we have created from our once great county.

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Old 07-05-2015, 01:34 PM   #7
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Re: Happy Independence Day!

On a lighter note, this year's Darwin award may already be settled as a young man in Maine died after launching a mortar firework from the top of his head: http://www.reuters.com/article/2015/07/ ... TY20150705

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Old 07-05-2015, 04:30 PM   #8
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The 4th of July!!


Have you ever wondered what happened to the 56 men who signed the Declaration of Independence?

Their story. . .

Five signers were captured by the British as traitors, and tortured before they died.

Twelve had their homes ransacked and burned.

Two lost their sons serving in the Revolutionary Army; another had two sons captured.

Nine of the 56 fought and died from wounds or hardships of the Revolutionary War.

They signed and they pledged their lives, their fortunes, and their sacred honor.

What kind of men were they?

Twenty-four were lawyers and jurists.

Eleven were merchants.

Nine were farmers and large plantation owners; men of means, well educated.

But they signed the Declaration of Independence knowing full well that the penalty would be death if they were captured.

Carter Braxton of Virginia, a wealthy planter and trader, saw his ships swept from the seas by the British Navy. He sold his home and properties to pay his debts, and died in rags.

Thomas McKeam was so hounded by the British that he was forced to move his family almost constantly. He served in the Congress without pay, and his family was kept in hiding. His possessions were taken from him, and poverty was his reward.

Vandals or soldiers looted the properties of Dillery, Hall, Clymer, Walton, Gwinnett, Heyward, Ruttledge, and Middleton.

At the battle of Yorktown , Thomas Nelson, Jr., noted that the British General Cornwallis had taken over the Nelson home for his headquarters. He quietly urged General George Washington to open fire. The home was destroyed, and Nelson died bankrupt.

Francis Lewis had his home and properties destroyed. The enemy jailed his wife, and she died within a few months.

John Hart was driven from his wife's bedside as she was dying. Their 13 children fled for their lives. His fields and his gristmill
were laid to waste. For more than a year he lived in forests and caves, returning home to find his wife dead and his children vanished.

So, take a few minutes while enjoying your 4th of July holiday and silently thank these patriots. It's not much to ask for the price they paid.

Remember: freedom is never free!

I hope you will show your support by sending this to as many people as you can, please. It's time we get the word out that patriotism is NOT a sin, and the Fourth of July means more than beer, picnics, and baseball games.
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Re: Happy Independence Day!

^^^^ ^^^
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Old 07-05-2015, 08:06 PM   #10
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Re: Happy Independence Day!

Ditto.

And to turn our backs on the words literally enshrined in the Constitution is to dishonor the men whose personal sacrifice created it.
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