2013 Fourth of July…
This is the text of a speech Rush Limbaugh’s father made. Some fret that we are a nation divided, while a Canadian claims our Revolution was a flop because we aren’t Canada (where free speech doesn’t exist any more). The indispensable Daniel Hannan tells us why Britons should celebrate America’s independence. His Oneness emits his customary insincere drivel.
This day was one of bloody protest in the last century. It’s a much different spirit of celebration these days, though some cities canceled their events or had vandals ruin them. Many places had heightened security, and DHS tried hard to ruin the occasion nationwide.
This document declared your freedom, but it is the citizens who secured it by a revolt. 71% of those polled think the Founders would be disappointed by the current America. I think the spirit of 1776 still exists, but how much longer will we be capable of producing the heroes willing and able to fight for us?
Much of the Southeast had rain, unusually cool weather, but no lack of celebration. I enjoyed my day, and I hope you did as well, always remembering those who pledged their lives, their fortunes and their sacred honor to win our freedoms, and those who have paid in blood to maintain it. The Statue of Liberty re-opened for the holiday after extensive repairs to the surrounds due to Hurricane Sandy — a nice reminder to us all.