As much as I enjoy fireworks, I can't help but find it angering the way the 4th of July is nothing more than some hollowed out, almost sarcastic joke of a celebration. The whole tradition of celebrating freedom in America has turned into the government taking our taxpayer money and burning it in a spectacular show of largess on the taxpayer's dime.
Meanwhile, Joe Citizen in most states is not even allowed to buy fireworks himself! The very symbol of the celebration of his freedom has been banned by the very same government which uses our tax money to put on elaborate fireworks shows to tell us how great our freedoms are!
As with all things government, it's only fine if they do it. They are above the law and us commoners need to know our place and bow down before their arbitrary dictates.
What a wonderfully free country.
If you dare to skirt the law and set off your own fireworks you have the tax feeders in costume trawling around town for some poor sap to jail.
Some land of the free!
I'll celebrate our freedoms when we are actually free. I'll celebrate when the major fireworks shows are put on by private citizens and private companies which exist on voluntary trade and symbolize freedom, as opposed to some parasite government which traffics in stolen goods.
America is dead, the government killed it.
Maybe over the next few years the American people will finally say they've had enough and throw this parasite government off the same as the American revolutionaries did the British.
I wrote this article last year, I still feel the same way. I must say though, I've been enjoying watching some rogue criminals set off fireworks on the beach here behind our place and I find it quite enjoyable. That is the real 'spirit of 1776,' not tax fattened functionaries burning tax money in celebration of our glorious empire. - Chris
The Grand Holiday
posted 07/03/2011, 10:53 PM (PNAR.org) [Category: Commentary] It is very unfortunate that the grandest holiday of all, the Fourth of July, comes but once a year. This glorious day, infused with American exceptionalism and the power of pride, is more exhilarating than sex for most patriotic Americans. Independence Day is the one day when ordinary folk can declare their independence from individualism and embrace the collective worship of the all-powerful government.
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This is a good video responding to Charlie Veitch's 'conversion' from truther to official fairy tale true believer. Apparently, he is taking part in some show for the BBC where he met a bunch of government 'experts' and they 'like totally' convinced him 9/11 happened exactly as the regime described! Now he rejects the 'religious dogma' that is questioning the government's bullsh*t! This guy is a weak minded idiot. On the bright side, this is a great rebuttal. - Chris, InfoLib
The Topsy-Turvy Liberal View of Taxation
posted 07/03/2011, 10:45 PM (Anthony Gregory) [Category: Commentary] Obama insists that the United States can’t afford to maintain corporate tax cuts. As with all modern liberals, when he says the U.S. can’t afford it, he means the government can’t afford it without cutting spending. With nearly four trillion dollars of expenditures a year, I suppose it’s very understandable that the president, as most of his ideological ilk, view tax cuts -- sign... (more)
Idiot socialists are having a heyday over this story. If the government mandated "safety" in every aspect of our lives, we'd all be living in jail cells and forbidden from doing anything. The funny thing about this story is if the government didn't prohibit not wearing helmets, it's entirely possible he would have been wearing one during this crash, so to act like this is some celebration for the glories and values of statism is entirely backwards. - Chris
Riverside County Supervisor Jeff Stone apparently thinks so, after proposing that the county lead a campaign for as many as 13 Southern California counties to secede from the state.
Stone said in a statement late Thursday that Riverside, Imperial, San Diego, Orange, San Bernardino, Kings, Kern, Fresno, Tulare, Inyo, Madera, Mariposa and Mono counties should form the new state of South California.
Music Rights Groups Raided By Police, Bosses Arrested For Fraud
posted 07/03/2011, 10:44 PM (TorrentFreak) [Category: Politics/Corruption] In a massive operation, Spanish music rights and anti-piracy groups SGAE and SDAE have been raided by more than 50 police officers and tax officials. Operation Saga is the culmination of a two-year investigation into embezzlement, fraud, and misappropriation of funds, the latter connected to SGAE and SDAE collecting money on behalf of artists and spending it with companies they have interests in. The president of SGAE was among 9 people arrested.
Willie King, 66, was standing on his neighbor's property in the 3900 block of North Whittier Place as he recorded officers arresting a man on Feb. 18.
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Ademo Caged for Felony “Improper Influence”
posted 07/03/2011, 10:44 PM (Cop Block) [Category: Tyranny/Police State] Yesterday Beau Davis was held in “contempt” for not removing his hat when ordered by a stranger named Ed Burke in Keene district court. He was told that he’d spend the next five days in a cage. For what? Where’s the victim? Thus far Ron Dunn, the “bailiff” who initiated the interaction, has failed to express remorse for his actions.
This morning CopBlock.org founder Ademo Freeman went to Keene district court to discuss Beau’s treatment with Ed as he walked into his office. When th... (more)
Apparently, Michelle Bachmann is a complete idiot because she doesn't think the government should print money Zimbabwe style. Here's the ThinkProgress article where they assure us even republican economists love government money printing, who'd a thunk?! See ... (more)
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