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Bloviating Zeppelin: American Independence: Our 4th of July

Bloviating Zeppelin

(in-ep-toc'-ra-cy) - a system of government where the least capable to lead are elected by the least capable of producing, and where the members of society least likely to sustain themselves or succeed, are rewarded with goods and services paid for by the confiscated wealth of a diminishing number of producers.

Tuesday, July 04, 2006

American Independence: Our 4th of July

America is in fact a wonderful country. People reading my blog cannot ever deny this.

And I would suggest that perhaps it's time to reflect not only on our independence but on the means and manner in which we currently keep our independence:

The American Soldier.

These few sentences bear repeating:

It is the soldier, not the reporter, who has given us freedom of the press. It is the soldier, not the poet, who has given us freedom of speech. It is the soldier, not the campus organizer, who has given us the freedom to demonstrate. It is the soldier, who salutes the flag, who serves beneath the flag, and whose coffin is draped by the flag, who allows the protester to burn the flag. -- Charles M. Province

Let every nation know, whether it wishes us well or ill, we shall pay any price, bear any burden, meet any hardship, support any friend, oppose any foe, to assure the survival and success of liberty. -- John Fitzgerald Kennedy

History does not long entrust the care of freedom to the weak or the timid. -- Dwight David Eisenhower

Freedom is never more than one generation away from extinction. We didn't pass it to our children in the bloodstream. It must be fought for, protected, and handed on for them to do the same. -- Ronald W. Reagan


Build me a son, O Lord, who will be strong enough to know when he is weak, and brave enough to face himself when he is afraid, one who will be proud and unbending in honest defeat, and humble and gentle in victory. -- Douglas MacArthur

The release of atom power has changed everything except our way of thinking... the solution to this problem lies in the heart of mankind. If only I had known, I should have become a watchmaker. -- Albert Einstein

In Flanders fields the poppies grow; Between the crosses, row on row; That mark our place, and in the sky; The larks, still bravely singing, fly; Scarce heard amid the guns below. -- John McCrae

If you can read this, thank a teacher. If you're reading this in English, thank a soldier. -- American Axiom

May God have mercy upon my enemies, because I won't. -- General George S. Patton, Jr.

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May you all have a safe, happy and healthy 4th of July.

God bless America -- because other than its occupants, no one else will.

BZ

6 Comments:

Blogger Bushwack said...

Well Said. And have a great 4th of July.

Tue Jul 04, 02:34:00 AM PDT  
Blogger A Jacksonian said...

"Every good citizen makes his country's honor his own, and cherishes it not only as precious but as sacred. He is willing to risk his life in its defence and is conscious that he gains protection while he gives it."
Andrew Jackson
American 7th US president, 1767-1845

Tue Jul 04, 06:43:00 AM PDT  
Blogger Bloviating Zeppelin said...

Thank you gentlemen, and have a happy 4th yourselves!

BZ

Tue Jul 04, 12:04:00 PM PDT  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Thank you for saying what all true Americans are feeling. Let's teach our children well.

Have a great 4th.

Tue Jul 04, 12:47:00 PM PDT  
Blogger The WordSmith from Nantucket said...

Happy Independence Day!

Tue Jul 04, 01:02:00 PM PDT  
Blogger Little Miss Chatterbox said...

Awesome 4th of July post!!!!! I may have to snag some of those quotes. I love the Reagan one and have used it before too.

Mon Jul 10, 09:26:00 PM PDT  

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