It’s Independence Day. A time for reflection and celebration – of why this is greatest country on God’s green Earth.
A day to fly the flag just a little higher and salute it a little longer.
And worry not if your flag is not in the greatest shape. Fly it proudly – unashamedly! read more
I’m not sure what I think about this decision. I know why the president is doing it and why he feels he must. And maybe he’s right. Perhaps, this time, the government is the only entity large enough to do anything about it.
I still don’t like the federal government sticking it’s nose into the private sector (anymore than it has already). But maybe it’s the only way this time to save the entire domestic oil industry.
I guess there are a few times when I’m glad I don’t have to make this decision. This is a tough one.
from the Right Scoop:
A few minutes ago Trump tweeted that he was ordering his administration to create a plan to bailout the crashing oil and gas industry in the US: read more
from Victor Davis Hanson for Fox News:
After coronavirus — will America be a roaring giant or crying baby?
Marshal Admiral Isoroku Yamamoto commanded the Imperial Japanese Navy in World War II until he was killed in April 1943. Despite the dialogue from the 1970 WWII film “Tora! Tora! Tora!” Yamamoto probably did not say in the aftermath of the Pearl Harbor attack, “I fear all we have done is to awaken a sleeping giant and fill him with a terrible resolve.”
But Yamamoto likely either wrote or said something similar: “I can run wild for six months … after that, I have no expectation of success.”
Yamamoto summed up a general feeling among the Japanese admirals that the huge industrial capacity of the U.S. — which had been asleep during the Great Depression — along with the righteous anger and frenzy of an aroused American democracy would ensure the destruction of the Japanese Empire in short order.
They were right. read more
The Story of the Pine Tree Riot
The Real Start of the Revolution
by: Brent Smith
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Practically everyone knows of the “Boston Tea Party”, that occurred in 1773. It is recognized as the action which began America’s revolution.
However, there was an event that predates it, although few have heard the tale.
When the first shipment of masts from Portsmouth, New Hampshire to England occurred, in 1634, England had already suffered deforestation. In order to dominate the high seas, new sources of abundant timber for shipbuilding were needed. No ships, after all, could set sail without as many as twenty-three masts, yards, and spars varying in length and diameter from the bulky mainmast to its subordinate parts.
Although New Hampshire’s white pine was not as hard as Europe’s, its height and diameter were superior. It also weighed less and retained resin longer, giving the ships a sea life as long as two decades.
When granting lands in America in 1690, King William prohibited the cutting of white pine over two feet in diameter. In 1722, under the reign of George I, parliament passed a law that reduced the diameter to one foot, required a license to cut white pine, and established fines for infractions. read more
Guest post by John C. Velisek, USN (Ret.)
for the Common Constitutionalist
Knowing that progressive socialists will never give up on attempting to take President Trump out of office, some further steps and lies will come along before the end of President Trump’s first term. It is informative that now nothing is being said about the Russian collusion hoax that Hillary and the other liars in government set up to entrap our President. The American people understand that, as even Peter Strozk said, there was no there, there.
The progressive socialists who want power, so that they can wield it to force the American people to conform to the agenda that they have laid out for us, will not give up. They cannot admit what the President has done to make this country better. They can’t understand or accept that the America people turn away from socialist doctrine that they want so much for us. read more
from Brent Smith for World Net Daily:
Although it is often overused by us on the right – I’m thankful to be an American. It sounds cheesy and jingoistic. It may be, but
that doesn’t make it any less true, particularly when you know American history and what our forefathers had to go through to achieve it. And no, this will not be a history lesson. Not much of one anyway.
I wish I could travel back in time, not to change anything, but just to thank the founders for what they did, to thank them for their foresight. I’d like to assure them that they did the right thing, that they didn’t go through all that for nothing, that hundreds of years later we are still talking about it, still quoting them and trying to live their ideal. read more