Happy Birthday, America!

“The United States is the only country with a known birthday.”James G Blaine

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Happy 236th Birthday, America!

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joandarc
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joandarc

Thank you Dr. Eowyn for this great post and for playing the Stars and Strupes Forever! John Philip Sousa’s piece is so wonderful! My dad used to play it on his harmonica and he played it beautifully while his foot was a going!

britcapitalist
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An aging William Pitt, Earl of Chatham, sympathetic with the plight of the Colonies, presented the following speech in Parliament in 1766: “Gentlemen, sir, have been charged with giving birth to sedition in America. They have spoken their sentiments with freedom against this unhappy act, and that freedom has become their crime. Sorry I am to hear the liberty of speech in this House imputed as a crime. But the imputation shall not discourage me. It is a liberty I mean to exercise. No gentleman ought to be afraid to exercise it… The gentleman tells us America is obstinate; America… Read more »

Dave
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Dave

I’m sorry everybody, but I just ain’t feeling it this year.
It is getting to the point I actually dread this day’s approach.
Just what, exactly, are we supposed to be celebrating?
-Dave

hujonwi
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hujonwi

Also was the sound engineer for their concert in the mid ’80’s at the Civic Center Music Hall in Oklahoma City…

jkmen
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jkmen

I just wished the indians could have defended against all those intruders. Too bad.