Wednesday, July 4, 2012

Happy “Dependence Day” Seattle – Your City Just Banned Plastic Bags

by Steve MacDonald July 4, 2012

Nothing says freedom like telling your citizens or local businesses what to do.  But Seattle is not exactly a bastion of Freedom and liberty.  And today is no different. The Seattle City Council has voted to ban plastic grocery bags. This is another win by so-called environmental groups that claim the bags fill up landfills […]

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Notable Quote – Frank Chodorov

by Skip July 4, 2012

On this day where we celebrate Freedom, a warning on those that would take it away: Perhaps it is an inner need that impels the socialist to his ideology, for I have never met an advocate of government intervention who did not admit, inadvertently, his own capacity for commissariat functions.  He always has a plan, […]

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Thus far shalt thou go and no further

by Tom July 4, 2012

On this day, a congress of desperate men drew a line in the sand; a line upon which they squarely placed their assets, reputations, lives, and the lives of their families. What caused them to take such a risk? We all know what happened on July 4th, but what was at the heart of such […]

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What’s a Fourth without parades? Part 2

by Skip July 4, 2012

Mike, our intrepid “National Correspondent” (since he is constantly flying all over the country!) send in another pic, this time from the Merrimack Fourth of July parade: Real cool antique truck –  Power Wagon! He promises more to come – and here (Update) are some:

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What was the American Revolutionary War?

by Tim Condon July 4, 2012

Thomas Fleming, in the July 2, 2012 Wall Street Journal: As the Revolutionary Way progressed, “not a few of the rebels saw that the Revolution was a spiritual enterprise that would never really end.” For today’s American patriots, so it continues to be….

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Fear and loathing by the federal government: Free people are dangerous and undesirable….

by Tim Condon July 4, 2012

Do you advocate for individual liberty, publicly or privately? Do you revere the U.S. Constitution as a barricade against a federal government metastacized into an enemy of freedom instead of its protector? Do you store food for emergencies? Do you own a gun? Are you a military veteran returned from a war zone assignment? Do you […]

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A Fourth of July message to my fellow Groksters – and to our readers. And especially to those that just might be stopping by.

by Skip July 4, 2012

“I also wanted to mention the strange feeling that I awoke with today….and I share your sense of – not unease necessarily, but maybe  – resolve..?“ Words from my fellow Groksters that stirred me to write a message back: My fellow Groksters, There was a reason why each and everyone of you was chosen and asked […]

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What’s a Fourth without parades?

by Skip July 4, 2012

I am awaiting some important phone calls so today, no parades for me (and I do like parades!).  However, Grokster Mike sends this one in from Amhearst: I know the person that built this – Bill Tobin of Sanborton.  A good man, proud of his country and proud of his state – representing the Great […]

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A Patriotic “New Years” Resolution – Resolve To Be Free From Tyranny

by Steve MacDonald July 4, 2012

I wanted to wish everyone a Happy Independence day, which I did not in my previous post with the Declaration of Independence.  I also wanted to mention the strange feeling that I awoke with today. I think I know what the second or third generations of conquered nations felt like; remembering the “old ways” out […]

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It is One Thing to Declare Independence…It is Another Thing Entirely to Have it.

by Steve MacDonald July 4, 2012

It is a well reported truism that Independence day, the 4th of July, the day selected as the one on which we told our oppressors we’d take no more, that Republican’s and Conservatives, Libertarians as well, reap more significant social and political benefits than our Liberal and Democrat/Progressive opponents.  The people who support the left […]

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Obama: Charging A Penalty For Not Buying Insurance Bad…

by Steve MacDonald July 4, 2012

The Web is brimming with the bitter bile of Obamhypocrsiy today.  (As it is most days).  But today seems particularly special.  First unpatriotic debt, and now The Divine Mr. O reminds us (Circa 2008) that charging people for not buying insurance is mean.  And he’s not mean like that. Except that he is.  (Are you […]

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Fourth of July – celebrate the day that we declared our Independence from a King

by Skip July 4, 2012

Listen to our national anthem by Madison Rising: We at the ‘Grok are thankful for the blessings that God have given us – indeed, without our Creator who has watched over this nation ’til now, we’d just be yet another country.  But He inspired, I believe, our Founders who laid the foundations of this great […]

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