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Thank you for stopping by for a visit. You are invited to read and comment on anything posted on this blog. I advocate the maximum amount of Personal and Economic Liberty, consistent with the defense of individual rights. I am fiscally conservative yet socially tolerant, I favor lower taxes, free trade, individual rights, strong national defense and limited government. I subscribe to the Freedom Fighters Creed: I am an American Patriot, defender of the Constitution, First Principles and Essential Liberty.

I believe that buried deep down inside every Conservative you'll find a Libertarian - And Inside Every Liberal Is A Totalitarian Screaming To Get Out.

"One of the penalties of refusing to participate in politics is that you end up being governed by your inferiors" - Plato

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Saturday, July 3, 2010

HAPPY INDEPENDENCE DAY

The Fourth of July commemorates the adoption of the Declaration of Independence and was meant to justify a revolt against the British; July 4,1776, bells rang, fireworks released, and a designated representative came to the town square and read the Declaration of Independence. John Hancock was the only person to actually sign the Declaration of Independence on July 4, 1776.
The other 55 signers did not sign until Aug 2nd or later. The youngest signer of the Declaration of Independence was 26-year-old Edward Rutledge, oldest was Benjamin Franklin at 70.
Although Independence Day is a legal holiday, it was not declared so until 1941.
"America the Beautiful" was published on July 4, 1895. To see Kate Smith sing "America the Beautiful" GO HERE

2 comments:

Edward said...

Happy Independence Day, and God Bless ;)

LAURA!!! said...

Wow! He was only 26, how inspiring! Great Post! Hope you had a Happy 4th Cheers!