July 4th, 1776. That date should ring (and has rung) a bell. Except, of course for the modern dipsticks of demagoguery such as AOC or Liz (help me daddy) Cheney or any of the rest of those usual in Congress assembled nitwits, being present there via so-called “voting rights,” rather than republican comprehension and responsibility of governance. Such responsibility would be broadly dedicated to the third of the trio of items mentioned in the final line of the July 4, 1776 document—”sacred honor.”
And. Of course, the media waving to this Congressional flock and their bureaucratic toadies as if they were seagulls soaring with brilliance around a sea of moronic behavior in “congress assembled”. These moderns of “media,” moreover termites of accuracy, are the cable and network television, and their coadjutors the “yellow” hardcopy newspapers scattered about like Citizen Cane wannabees: NYT, WaPo ad nauseam. The bell doesn’t ring for this bunch either.
This same media cheers as if such nonsense as “pride days” or “birthing persons” or “digital money” or “wars for lobby-profit” or most any fool’s errand is authentic and therefore have now been able to resurrect the Time magazine headline of a couple of generations ago: “Is God Dead?”
They hoist the Stars and Stripes for never.
Be not fooled by most of them. They are like the Congressional flock they adore; and almost all are favorites of left-wing leviathans.
Fox News, c/o Fox and Friends, just gave (6-30-22) a delightful morning filler about how a guy named Billy Bean has brought the happy-happy rainbow flag to baseball. And the three little twinkies on the couch were so celebratory, I would guess most of the A.M. audience puked. This is how these people of the “media” spend their time? Celebrating the arrival of sodomy to the so-called “national pastime”!
For the above-mentioned losers, a circle of 13 stars sewn against a blue field attached to stripes of red and white isn’t a “nation” of rainbow colors. It, in fact, evolved from a moment of sacred honor. It came from those men (with women’s support) who wanted to be part of their own independent states—not A STATE.
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This message is the birthday message for those who care—outside the Washington Deep State and the attached warts of media.
Is July 4th a date signifying the birth of a nation or the independence of free states? The more we pulsate on July 4th as the birthday of a nation the more we continue to bury what was once a republic.
After acknowledging that ALL rights come from their God, and then listing their grievances with the British Crown the conclusion to the Declaration of Independence is as clear “as a bell.”
“We, therefore, the Representatives of the united States of America, in General Congress, Assembled, appealing to the Supreme Judge of the world for the rectitude of our intentions, do, in the Name, and by Authority of the good People of these Colonies, solemnly publish and declare, That these united Colonies are, and of Right ought to be Free and Independent States; that they are Absolved from all Allegiance to the British Crown, and that all political connection between them and the State of Great Britain, is and ought to be totally dissolved; and that as Free and Independent States, they have full Power to levy War, conclude Peace, contract Alliances, establish Commerce, and to do all other Acts and Things which Independent States may of right do. And for the support of this Declaration, with a firm reliance on the protection of divine Providence, we mutually pledge to each other our Lives, our Fortunes and our sacred Honor.”
The Declaration of Independence was just such a statement. Independence and sovereignty are rooted in the home and family. It was not some European-socialist-styled national document that foolishly simply “forgot” to free the slaves in its forming of some magic “nation.”
Next is such an introduction that Lincoln shows as one of the earliest “Deep Staters” in his introduction to this so-called “acclaimed” Gettysburg Address:
“Four score and seven years ago (July 4, 1776?) our fathers brought forth on this continent, a new nation, conceived in Liberty, and dedicated to the proposition that all men are created equal.”
Really—a nation? Let’s see what a respected media sort from the past had to say. H.L. Mencken:
But let us not forget that it is oratory, not logic; beauty, not sense. Think of the argument in it! Put it into the cold words of everyday! The doctrine is simply this: that the Union soldiers who died at Gettysburg sacrificed their lives to the cause of self-determination — “that government of the people, by the people, for the people,” should not perish from the earth. It is difficult to imagine anything more untrue. The Union soldiers in that battle actually fought against self-determination; it was the Confederates who fought for the right of their people to govern themselves. What was the practical effect of the battle of Gettysburg? What else than the destruction of the old sovereignty of the States, i. e., of the people of the States? The Confederates went into battle an absolutely free people; they came out with their freedom subject to the supervision and vote of the rest of the country—and for nearly twenty years that vote was so effective that they enjoyed scarcely any freedom at all. Am I the first American to note the fundamental nonsensicality of the Gettysburg address? If so, I plead my aesthetic joy in it in amelioration of the sacrilege.
Along with Gettysburg, on July 4, 1863, the Confederacy lost Vicksburg, Mississippi and the confederacy was split. No bells rang down South. Mississippi did not celebrate July 4th again until 1945 (as an aside, Mississippi had more Medal of Honor recipients per capita than any state in WWII).
What was it above that Mencken said?
“The Union soldiers in that battle actually fought against self-determination; it was the Confederates who fought for the right of their people to govern themselves.”
The government has been trying to buy and convert the Declaration of Independence since Lincoln and his Republicans shot the republic to pieces. And it still tries. It has NO sacred honor.
It very well may succeed if we continue to believe in a faux history of a nation instead of a republic. But then what the hell is sacred honor? Hell, we can always raise the rainbow flag over Fox.
Nevertheless, Happy Birthday to those states who believe in independence and sacred honor.
By Paul Yarbrough
Paul Yarbrough is a regular contributor to The Blue State Conservative. He writes novels, short stories, poetry, and essays. His first novel. Mississippi Cotton is a Kindle bestseller. His author site can be found on Amazon. He writes political commentary for CommDigiNews.
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