Celebrate Independence Day _ July 4, 2012

I am well aware of the toil and blood and treasure it will  cost us to maintain this declaration, and support and defend these states.  Yet  through all the gloom I see the rays of ravishing light and glory.  I can see  that the end is worth all the means.  This is our day of deliverance.
_John Adams (1735.1826)

John Adams and all the representatives of the thirteen colonies knew that they were putting their lives and their honor at risk and deemed it worthwhile. They had a vision of America where all men could live in the pursuit of their individual dreams. Sadly, not all Americans  today share that vision. A case in point is one Toure  Neblett who, according to Wikipedia is an American novelist, essayist, music journalist, culture critic, and now co-host of The Cycle on MSNBC.  This gentleman journalist employee of MSNBC has not a clue as to the meaning and the why of our Declaration of Independence. You can watch a video of a recent airing of The Cycle here, where Toure expounds on his views of what a good government is.  I was unable to embed the video but I was able to download a transript_

Many americans say they’re unhappy about the health care law, but the popularity of the law u is something of a red herring. Sometimes, government must lead. Sometimes, government must demand people accept change they’re not yet ready for. Those are the moments when leaders with vision can change society and create the crescendos of history and freeing the slaves, desegregating schools and legalizing gay marriage, government led america into a new world much of the country wasn’t ready for, but in time, we adjusted and this, too, shall pass. Mandates that run counter to public perceptions are risky, but makes for a weak leader. Sometimes, government must pull us into the future even as a large swath kicks against it. The leader who’s playing a long game knows that time heals all wounds. Because the public mind is spongeable. The public is maneuvered one way by misinformation and then back the other way by things like the supreme court. Why, I can hear it now coming over the hills. a change in the national mood. A poll released Sunday showed support for the health care law rising among registered voters where voters were polling 57% against it, now, they’re 52% against and 48% for and of course, many of those lumped into the against pile like the law and believe it doesn’t go far enough. A new Gallup poll finds 46% in favor. With distances fading, and this, too, shall pass.

Unfortunately, there are too many Americans who think like Toure. They do not understand that America isn’t just a place; it is an idea or maybe better said, it is an ideal. Our job, dear friends, is to make the counter argument to those incapable or unwilling to think for themselves. We must reclaim our heritage and pass it on to future generations.

I hope you all have a great day celebrating America’s Independence. Pleasestay save and may God bless America again!

Well, that’s what I’m thinking. What are your thoughts?

735–1826)
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23 thoughts on “Celebrate Independence Day _ July 4, 2012

  1. You see, if we don’t all think like that ‘ignorant little man,’ we’re ‘not ready’…the hubris shocks. You say “They don’t understand America is not just a place…” and I think you nailed it in that one concept…well done. It might be now ‘just a place” with the horrible changes veering so far from our Founding Fathers’ hopes and ideals and from most of our sentiment, but it sure wasn’t all these years.
    The Left’s been bent on insisting that it is ‘just a place’ and one has to wonder why…….and pray things turn around.
    Happy 4th, ConFire, I wish I felt the optimism and fun I’ve felt on all my past 4ths….I don’t.

  2. You are right… to many Americans think like Toure. It is cutting away the fabric that made this nation great.

    It should be noted that moral righteousness is what freed the slaves and led to the civil rights movement… a value that conservatives are ridiculed for today.

    Lincoln, the first Republican president, made that happen. In Lincoln’s time, on civil rights, liberals were quiet as… welll… church mice.

    To government, marriage is a contractual legal issue, not a moral one. Same sex couples should have all the legal rights as anyone else. Equating it to freeing the slaves and school desegregation demeans what so many Americans died for in the Revolutionary and Civil wars.

  3. Toure Neblett is an uneducated moron. That was an easy assessment to make, especially when I read on Wikipedia that what little education he had was at Emory University in Atlanta. Emory is an expensive, prestigious institution that puts out some pretty good medical doctors, but graduates liberal idiots in its other areas. Money does not equal intelligence, and Emory is the best example around of what is wrong in our nation’s universities.

  4. I forgot to say that before this post I had never heard of the guy, most probably because I never watch MSNBC. I don’t think many others watch it, either.

  5. Happy Independence Day everyone!!!

    “We hold these truths to be self-evident, that all men are created equal, that they are endowed by their Creator with certain unalienable Rights, that among these are Life, Liberty and the pursuit of Happiness.–That to secure these rights, Governments are instituted among Men, deriving their just powers from the consent of the governed, –That whenever any Form of Government becomes destructive of these ends, it is the Right of the People to alter or to abolish it, and to institute new Government, laying its foundation on such principles and organizing its powers in such form, as to them shall seem most likely to effect their Safety and Happiness. Prudence, indeed, will dictate that Governments long established should not be changed for light and transient causes; and accordingly all experience hath shewn, that mankind are more disposed to suffer, while evils are sufferable, than to right themselves by abolishing the forms to which they are accustomed. But when a long train of abuses and usurpations, pursuing invariably the same Object evinces a design to reduce them under absolute Despotism, it is their right, it is their duty, to throw off such Government, and to provide new Guards for their future security.”

    (Suck on that, “progressives,” you usurping despotic bastards!)

  6. As Ronald Reagan said: “Let the Fourth of July always be a reminder that here in this land, for the first time, it was decided that man is born with certain God-given rights; that government is only a convenience created and managed by the people, with no powers of its own except those voluntarily granted to it by the people.”

    Today, we are a people with “no powers” until November. If we do not restore our power in November, Neblett’s vision will become reality – until…

    Great Independence Day post, Jim. I hope you and your family will have a wonderful Independence Day.

  7. I hope you had a wonderful Independence Day Jim! We are now enterinf the home stretch in the election of our lifetime where we will decide once and for all what type of nation we will be moving forward. It is so important to defeat Barack Obama and the statists in November if we hope to keep the vision of our founders alive.

  8. Your words are all too true. Sadly, many Americans have came to accept an all-powerful government as the norm.

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