Happy Independence Day! This is the fourth year for this post. We saw no reason to stop running it now. ‘Merica.
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Today is the day we watch for Uncle Sam as he soars on a giant eagle across this nation’s spacious skies, from sea to shining sea. Today we remember to set out cookies for Capt. America as he goes from house to house to bless each one with American Liberty.
And today is also the day we celebrate the birth of a country unlike any other in the history of the world — one based on the proposition that a man is free, and that the authority to exercise power comes solely from the consent of the governed. Keep this in mind: for all the fuckery and silliness that occasionally plagues the United States of America, we remain the hope of much of the world. No other single country has shed as much blood or spent as much treasure in the last half century to free the oppressed, feed the hungry, or succor the hopeless and helpless. That’s a historical fact and an incontrovertible one. The United States fights evil, often so others don’t have to. We have many friends and allies in that fight, but none of them have the might or the money of our country — which puts a tremendous responsibility upon our shoulders.
Remember that in the coming months. Remember that during the election. Remember that as you raise your children.
“Though the American soldiery perhaps may not be so regularly disciplined as the King’s troops, yet it must be considered that there is a very material difference between a man who fights for his natural liberty, and the man who only fights because he is paid for it. The former defends himself in a just cause; the latter is the mere dupe of power.” New York Gazette and Weekly Mercury, 03 July 1775
“Titles are the offspring of monarchical and arbitrary governments…The Roman Senate in the height of its glory and happiness had not other title that Senatus Populus que Romanus, that is, the senate and people of Rome. Scipio was addressed by the name of Scipio, at the head of his army. Aristides was called Aristides, in the councils and public streets of Athens. Let us leave the titles of excellency and honorable to the abandoned servants of a tyrant King, the King of England, while we satisfy ourselves with beholding our senators, governors and generals in real excellence and honor.” Pennsylvania Evening Post, 13 July 1776
So happy birthday America! Thanks for being the most awesome country in the history of the world. Disagree with that analysis? You have the right. You know why you can disagree?
‘Cuz fucking ‘Merica, that’s why. It’s a free country — though if you do disagree with us you can go choke on a bag of non-American dicks.
We celebrate American Exceptionalism on this website; here you do not have to apologize for being patriotic. Here we know the truth of things.
“If we look to the answer as to why for so many years we achieved so much, prospered as no other people on Earth, it was because here in this land we unleashed the energy and individual genius of man to a greater extent than has ever been done before. Freedom and the dignity of the individual have been more available and assured here than in any other place on Earth. The price for this freedom at times has been high, but we have never been unwilling to pay that price.” Ronald Reagan
Happy birthday America. Happy Independence Day, Americans. Make sure you always strive to deserve how awesome your homeland is.
In closing, we’d just like to say,
USA! USA! USA! USA! USA! USA!
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