Early “Independence Day” E-dition



MONDAY, JULY 03, 2022

Politics and Patriotism

image013 - Copyimage004Our Founding Fathers have been spinning in their graves watching what’s going on in Washington for the last 894 days since The Trumpster began his exile from the presidency.

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And if they were alive today on the 247th anniversary of the Declaration of Independence’s adoption by the Continental Congress and saw how this nation has become a feckless flock of Dumbed-Down, Self-Absorbed, Media-Influenced, Celebrity-Obsessed, Politically-Correct, Uninformed, Short-Attention-Span, Free-Stuff Grabbing, Low-Information Obama Supporters Who Put The Positively Worst President in History In The White House—Twice, and Failed Trying To Give Obama a Third Term By Voting For Hillary, and get all of their “fake news” from our Obama and Biden Supporters in the Press, like the ones at The Fishwrap and on Channel 5, 9, 12, 19, and Spectrum we wonder if they’d ever do it all again.

image013 - CopyWith that in mind, we’re pleased once again to bring you this commentary on our Founding Fathers’ sacrifice:

            Have you ever wondered what happened to the 56 signers of the Declaration of Independence? Here’s the legend:

image008Five 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 he was forced to move his family almost constantly. He served in 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.

image011At the Battle of Yorktown, Thomas Nelson, Jr., noted 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. A few weeks later he died from exhaustion and a broken heart. Norris and Livingston suffered similar fates.

image029 - CopyAUTHOR UNKNOWN: Portions of this essay have been bouncing around the internet for many years. (Rush Limbaugh even claims his dad wrote it if you can believe that.) One thing’s for sure, you’ll never see any of this truly patriotic stuff being reported today by our Kneepad Liberals in the Press. 

 image012image013 - CopySuch were the stories and sacrifices of the American Revolution. Although some people (including Snopes.com) might dispute some of the details contained in these stories, these men were not wild-eyed, rabble-rousing ruffians. They were soft-spoken men of means and education. They had security, but they valued liberty more.

image013 - CopyOr maybe it was just that our Founding Fathers were a bunch of rich white men who didn’t want to pay higher taxes. Let’s hear it for the Anti-Taxers.

image013 - CopyMaybe that’s why Liberty Valance said, “When the legend becomes fact, print the legend.”

image013 - CopyStanding tall, straight, and unwavering, our Founding Fathers pledged: “For the support of this declaration, with a firm reliance on the protection of the divine providence, we mutually pledge to each other, our lives, our fortunes, and our sacred honor.”

They gave you and me a free and independent America. The history books never told you a lot of what happened in the Revolutionary War. We didn’t just fight the British. We were British subjects at that time and we fought our own government! Most of us take these liberties so much for granted…We shouldn’t.

image013 - CopySo, take a couple of minutes while enjoying this 247th Independence Day holiday and silently thank these patriots. And while you’re at it, thank all our brave men and women fighting terrorism around the world to help keep you safe at home. It’s not too much to ask for the price they’re paying.  

image013 - Copy“Freedom is Never Free!” It’s time we get the word out that patriotism is NOT a sin, and Independence Day has more to it than beer, picnics, and politicians marching in parades, like the Holy Homophobic Islamophobic Redskins-Mascot-Loving Heterosexual Independence Day on the Fourth of July Parade in Anderson, where only White, God-Fearing Hetero Citizens of Anderson will be permitted to march in the Patriotic Procession (RAIN OR SHINE), after meeting at 9:30 AM behind Anderson’s Treasured Trustee Emeritus Andrew S. Pappas’ KFC located at 7857 PFC James Miller IV and Staff Sergeant Richard T. Pummill Memorial Highway.

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    image014Now with an opportunity to express her patriotism, we have today’s editorial reply from Conservative Critic Will duRant IV’s wife Emily: 

            What’s this I hear about people celebrating “In Depends Day?”

    Who would EVER want to CELEBRATE going around in DEPENDS?

    What—you say it’s not “In Depends Day,” it’s “Independence Day?”  Well, NEVER MIND!         

                                                                    Emily Litella (Mrs. Will) duRANT

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image029 - CopyFinally, Bluegrass Bureau Chief Ken CamBoo says since we’re all celebrating Independence Day today, he finds it odd that Independence, Kentucky (the town for which today’s holiday was named) was incorporated in 1842, many years after the Declaration of Independence was actually signed.

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