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Happy Dependence Day, America by Ted Nugent

As the stunned and defeated British army marched out of Yorktown, their
band appropriately played the song "A World Turned Upside Down."

Our forefathers pledged their lives and fortunes to fight and defeat the
world's mightiest army and give birth to America. Our victory over King
George was the greatest military upset in the annals of human history.
George Washington believed our amazing victory was a result of divine
providence.

The dream of limited government, personal freedom and liberty, rugged
individualism, and self sufficiency that our forefathers fought and died for
is rapidly disappearing in 2009. It is once again a world turned upside
down.

Our federal government is turning into the very type of heavy-handed,
unaccountable, and disrespectful government our forefathers despised,
fought against, and warned us to avoid. Too few Americans know and
appreciate this critically important piece of American history. Shame
on them.

Instead of heeding the warnings of our forefathers, we have embraced big
government and both political parties have been more than happy to give
it to us over the past 45 years, thereby making us more dependent on
Fedzilla--the federal beast with a voracious appetite for our tax
dollars, and intentionally creating dependency and control. We are once
again becoming subjects, not citizens.

Fedzilla is the most unresponsive, unaccountable, bloated and
ineffective bureaucratic nightmare the world has ever witnessed. It
punishes the producers and risk takers while rewarding the simpletons it
has conned into believing it is helping. Fedzilla is the enemy of the
free market and freedom.

Instead of allowing the free market to correct itself, Fedzilla meddles
in the free market and makes things worse. I give you Freddie Mac and Fannie
Mae. Using our tax dollars, Fedzilla has purchased General Motors, and
bailed out AIG and other financial institutions. Fedzilla pushed
through an unauthorized trillion dollar economic stimulus bill that not one elected
representative read before voting on it. Regardless what legal nuance
or loophole some Fedzillacrat lawyer could point to in our constitution
or court decision that allows for such grotesque meddling and spending,
I adamantly believe this level of federal meddling and control was not
the dream of our forefathers.

In the latest of initiatives that "we must solve immediately," President
Obama wants to Fedzillarize the health-care industry. Placing your
health and trust in the bureaucratic hands of Fedzilla is analogous to
asking a drunk driver for a ride. Fedzilla will destroy your health.
It creates cancer, does not cure it.

We are witnessing what large government will do to its citizens and to
itself if left virtually unchecked. Due to unsustainable and
out-of-control "budgets", the state of California is literally on verge of
a financial meltdown. Other states such as New York are not far
behind. Fedzilla will ultimately collapse under its own weight because
the socialism model it is built upon is ultimately unsustainable.
However, the social, economic, and cultural carnage it will cause to
America until it collapses will be catastrophic. Free men and women are
horrified.

Higher taxes and more government ultimately leads to economic genocide.
Alternatively, lower taxes, less government, and more independence leads
to prosperity for all who are willing to take advantage of it. Our
forefathers who threw the tea over the side of the ship in Boston Harbor
knew this. The people who attended the Tea Parties this past April know
it. Do you?

Sometime during your Dependence Day celebration, you should take a few
moments and read the Declaration of Independence aloud to your children,
relatives and guests. Read it slowly and let the words sink in. When
finished, reflect for a moment on our forefathers who bravely signed
their names to it, thereby signing their own death warrant. Think about
that. They were willing to die for the chance at limited federal
government, independence, freedom and liberty. They didn't fight and
die for freedom so you could have Fedzilla housing, food, transportation
and health care.

To my fellow Americans who still cherish the dream of our founding
fathers, I wish you a wonderful and Happy Independence Day. To those of
you who are willing to compromise your liberty and freedom in the hopes
that Fedzilla will provide you an artificial blanket of security, enjoy your
Dependence Day.

I'm a free man--a citizen, not a subject--who still hears the distant
ringing of the Liberty Bell. Don't tread on me and I won't be forced to
Ted on you. Be forewarned: push me too far at your own peril.
 

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To my fellow Americans who still cherish the dream of our founding
fathers, I wish you a wonderful and Happy Independence Day. To those of
you who are willing to compromise your liberty and freedom in the hopes
that Fedzilla will provide you an artificial blanket of security, enjoy your
Dependence Day.
Don't tread on me and I won't be forced to
Ted on you. Be forewarned: push me too far at your own peril.
Fkin A! "WE" know where we stand and what we stand for!!![up][up]
 

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I got this from a good friend this AM and thought that it would add a little something to Ted's great words.
Happy 4th. of July [up][up][up][up]


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

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!
 

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Awesome read. [up][up] Not only is freedom, not free, it comes with a very high price.
 
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