Fourth Right Thoughts

Did you know that “During the American Revolution the active forces in the field against the King’s tyranny never amounted to more than 3% of the colonists. They were in turn actively supported by perhaps 10% of the population. In addition to these revolutionaries were perhaps another 20% who favored their cause but did little or nothing to support it. Another one third of the population sided with the King (by the end of the war there were actually more Americans fighting FOR the King than there were in the field against him) and the final third took no side, blew with the wind and took what came.”
At least that’s what the purveyors of the sipseystreetirregulars.blogspot.com report. I don’t doubt it; even today one wonders how many people would rise up and support the Constitution and the country against tyranny. The apathy is as thick as barbecue sauce on your Fourth of July ribs.
The bloggers go on to quote H.L. Mencken. “I believe that liberty is the only genuinely valuable thing that men have invented, at least in the field of government, in a thousand years. I believe that it is better to be free than to be not free, even when the former is dangerous and the latter safe. I believe that the finest qualities of man can flourish only in free air – that progress made under the shadow of the policeman’s club is false progress, and of no permanent value. I believe that any man who takes the liberty of another into his keeping is bound to become a tyrant and that any man who yields up his liberty, in however slight the measure, is bound to become a slave.”
Appropriate words, too, for this fourth of July.
They were also found on the aforementioned blog which is one you should check out. Not just because of its writers’ thoughts and humor, but because they are giving the best coverage of the Fast and Furious aka Gunwalker scandal that could potentially rock Washington.
If you are not up on the investigation headed up by Congressman Darrell Issa, this blog will give you the background on the ATF and Department of Justice actions and players. They have the best analysis and best round up of every twist in the case. Take a look.

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