Where are the protestors?

Jacob G. Hornberger, founder and president of Future of Freedom Foundation, writes what I have been thinking:

It is so amusing to see mainstream commentators condemning Egypt’s president, Mohamed Morsi, for assuming dictatorial powers. Their critiques are well-taken … But what’s amusing about the mainstreamers is how they can so quickly identify and condemn dictatorial conduct on the part of foreign rulers but maintain an absolutely obsequious blind spot when it comes to the dictatorial actions by their own ruler.

Morsi, so far, has only talked about suspending the rule of law. American presidents, including George W. Bush and Barack H. Obama, have already done it, torturing and murdering even American citizens. To our shame, there have been no demonstrations and they were both re-elected.

“Democracy” isn’t worth a damn if there is no rule of law, if we merely get to “choose” which dictator will rule us.

An elective despotism was not the government we fought for. – Thomas Jefferson

Independence Wasn’t Won on the Fourth

We’ll all celebrate July 4 as the day America gained our independence from Great Britain.

Except that this is not true.

The Continental Congress actually declared independence on July 2, which is why John Adams wrote to his wife Abigail that from that day on “the Second of July, 1776, will be the most memorable Epocha, in the History of America. I am apt to believe it will be celebrated, by succeeding Generations, as the great anniversary Festival." 

We celebrate July 4 as Independence Day because that’s the day the Congress approved Thomas Jefferson’s master work, the Declaration of Independence.

But a document, no matter how lofty and inspiring the words, doesn’t make anything so. The truth is that it took more than six long years of bloody war for the United States to win independence.  Remember, the fighting actually began a year before the Declaration.

America actually won her independence on Oct. 19, 1781 when Lord Cornwallis surrendered at Yorktown.

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