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    4th of July

    HAPPY FOURTH OF JULY EVERYBODY!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
    Well, I don't know what to say. I want to say thanks to the Academy, to Mama, to Papa and to my dog. I love you all.

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    Re: 4th of July

    Quote Originally Posted by charlestonian
    HAPPY FOURTH OF JULY EVERYBODY!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
    Which particular event have you in mind?

    http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/July_4


    This one?
    1253 - Battle of West-Capelle: John I of Avesnes defeats Guy of Dampierre.

    Or this one?
    1359 - Francesco II Ordelaffi of Forl
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    1865 - Alice's Adventures in Wonderland is published.
    A nice one event!

    Happy 4th of July!
    Я так думаю.

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    When in the Course of human events it becomes necessary for one people to dissolve the political bands which have connected them with another and to assume among the powers of the earth, the separate and equal station to which the Laws of Nature and of Nature's God entitle them, a decent respect to the opinions of mankind requires that they should declare the causes which impel them to the separation.

    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. — Such has been the patient sufferance of these Colonies; and such is now the necessity which constrains them to alter their former Systems of Government. The history of the present King of Great Britain is a history of repeated injuries and usurpations, all having in direct object the establishment of an absolute Tyranny over these States. To prove this, let Facts be submitted to a candid world.


    I think that's the Fourth of July he was refering to. This experiment in Democracy called the United States of America. It's also the day of the year we Americans drink the most beer.
    OUR Revolution has lasted 231 years... And yours?
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    Quote Originally Posted by capecoddah
    I think that's the Fourth of July he was refering to. This experiment in Democracy called the United States of America. It's also the day of the year we Americans drink the most beer.
    I know, I was just trying to mock charlestonian.

    It's a cross-post but look:
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    Quote Originally Posted by capecoddah
    OUR Revolution has lasted 231 years...
    Man, you are slow...

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    Quote Originally Posted by gRomoZeka
    Quote Originally Posted by capecoddah
    OUR Revolution has lasted 231 years...
    Man, you are slow...
    Yeah but Russia had it fast, and look what happened? Slow does it!
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    I don't like the results of the American one either...
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    Points well taken Ramil, USA is not perfect, nor will ever be, but we try very hard and have been doing a better job than other countries.
    A talk radio host, Gene Burns, calls it "The great American experiment called democracy"; that's what we are. Currently, not so good, but we'll fix it. We're not all stupid!

    We the people, do OK


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    Considering the general oppression of the average person and the state of the countries in Europe in the late 1700's I think that America did very well with her revolution. Americans should be quite proud of their Constitution and their "Experiment".
    Let me be a free man, free to travel, free to stop, free to work, free to trade where I choose, free to choose my own teachers, free to follow the religion of my fathers, free to talk, think and act for myself. - Chief Joseph, Nez Perce

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