Have a Safe and Happy 4th of July Everyone

Fourth of July



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14 Responses to Have a Safe and Happy 4th of July Everyone

  1. Harold says:

    321.216.700 million

    This is our nation’s estimated population on this July Fourth.
    Source: U.S. and World Population Clock

    The Signers


    Numbers of signers to the Declaration of Independence.
    Benjamin Franklin, John Adams, Thomas Jefferson, Roger Sherman and Robert R. Livingston comprised the Committee of Five that drafted the Declaration. Jefferson, regarded as the strongest and most eloquent writer, wrote most of the document. It’s also worth noting that:

    ◾John Hancock, President of the Second Continental Congress, was the first signer. This merchant by trade did so in an entirely blank space making it the largest and most famous signature — hence the term John Hancock, which is still used today as a synonym for signature. There are 7.4 million businesses with paid employees in the U.S., of those establishments 1 million are in the retail trade industry.

    ◾Benjamin Franklin (age 70), who represented Pennsylvania, was the oldest of the signers. Franklin County, Pa., had an estimated population of 152,085 as of July 1, 2013. Edward Rutledge (age 26), of South Carolina, was the youngest.

    ◾Two future presidents signed, John Adams (second President) and Thomas Jefferson (third President). Both died on the 50th anniversary of signing the Declaration (July 4, 1826). There are 12 counties nationwide named Adams and 26 named Jefferson.

    ◾Robert Livingston, who represented New York, was on the Committee of Five that drafted the Declaration of Independence but was recalled by his state before he could sign it. Livingston County, N.Y., was home to an estimated 64,705 people as of July 1, 2013.

    ◾Representing Georgia in 1776 were Button Gwinnett, Lyman Hall and George Walton. Gwinnett County, Ga. (859,304), Hall County, Ga. (187,745) and Walton County, Ga. (85,754) were named for these signers.

    ◾Charles Carroll, who represented Maryland, was the last surviving signer of the Declaration. He died in 1832 at the age of 95. Carroll County, Md., named for him, had an estimated population of 167,564 as of July 1, 2013.

    ◾Roger Sherman, who worked as a land surveyor and lawyer, represented Connecticut. Nationally in 2012, there were an estimated 29,976 surveyors, cartographers and photogrammetrists employed full time, year-round, and 841,077 lawyers employed full time, year-round nationwide.

    ◾Nelson County, Va. (14,789) and Wythe County, Va. (29,344) were named for two of the six signers who represented the state of Virginia — Thomas Nelson Jr. and George Wythe.

    And there’s this unproven claim:

    The Mecklenburg Declaration of Independence is claimed by some to be the first declaration of independence made in the Thirteen Colonies during the American Revolution. It was supposedly signed on May 20, 1775, at Charlotte, North Carolina,(the state flag displays this date) by a committee of citizens of Mecklenburg County, who declared independence from Great Britain after hearing of the battle of Lexington.

    IF the story is true, the Mecklenburg Declaration preceded the United States Declaration of Independence by more than a year.

    The authenticity of the Mecklenburg Declaration has been disputed since it was first published in 1819, in a newspaper article, per one of the descendants of one of the signers, some forty-four years after it was reputedly written. A claim was made that the original document was destroyed by fire around 1800.

    There is no conclusive evidence to confirm the original document’s existence, and no reference to it has been found in extant newspapers from 1775.

    Happy forth of July…………

  2. RHT447 says:

    Worth remembering—

    Redoubts 9 and 10 – Where the US was born.

    “This is a re-enactment drill team from the “Regiment Saintonge.” This was one of the seven French infantry regiments who fought at Yorktown and without whose service and courage Cornwallis would never have surrendered. Anthony Wayne’s Continentals and these men captured these two strong redoubts in night bayonet attacks. There are a whole lot of these fellows out in the woods at Yorktown in their military cemetery. These were the French king’s soldiers and their units passed into history at their own revolution. Among the men were people from all over France, Rhinelanders from Zweibrucken (Deux Ponts), Irish of course, Poles and a scattering of European professionals of one kind or another. Are their graves decorated on the 4th of July? I hope so. Here is a list of their dead buried in Virginia’s soil. They are listed by regiment.”

    Link to post with video link and casualty list–


  3. Chris says:

    Hope everyone has a great time celebrating the day Jesus gave the Consitution to Johnny Appleseed. #murica

    • Post Scripts says:

      Chris, you forgot to say the day that all rednecks use as an excuse to get drunk, beat their wives and shoot their guns, scaring the crap out of peaceful, caring, patriotic liberals. The day the hillbillies like to race their 4X4’s through the woods like a madmen, ripping up the vegetation, running over small animals, tents, hikers and polluting the otherwise pristine air. And of course lets not forget some of America’s more Godly folk in their white sheets and pointy hats that prefer to quietly celebrate the removal of the anti-slavery clause from the Constitution that omitted women altogether. Yes, the 4th means something a lil different to everyone (and by everyone I mean white people), excuse me now, my son just got back and he needs some help pulling all the tents and environmentalists out from under his 4X4. See, I finally understand where you’re coming…. ; )

  4. Chris says:

    Jack at #6: Bravo, sir. 🙂

  5. Southern Comfort says:

    That thar Chris must think hes a slicker than snot on a doorknob, best he learn the sun dont come up just to hear him crow. Bless his heart

  6. Tina says:

    The record, scripture links provided, is pretty clear: FaithFacts – Biblical Principles: Basis for America’s Laws:

    We had an atheist visit our site and expressed a good bit of displeasure with some of the above citations. We responded that he should relish the freedom of expression that a Christian culture put in place for him. And that he should be thankful that our culture was not founded on atheism, given the horrible result of atheistic governments in the past (such as Communist Russia, etc.).

    Jesus did not usher in a political kingdom. But Christianity has been the single largest influence on western society. America’s Founding Fathers had the benefit of thousands of years of history to draw on when establishing their government. They could see what had failed in the past. There had been times when the state had absolute authority and persecuted the church. At other times the church had effective control of the state. The founders saw that neither of these extremes were ideal. They developed a system that stood the test of time. Observers everywhere generally agree that American’s Founding Fathers achieved a solid balance between church and state, one consistent with biblical concepts.

    In a ten-year study undertaken at the Univesity of Houston, researchers examined 15,000 documents from America’s founders and determined that 34% of their quotations came from the Bible, the highest by far of any source.

    I would remind everyone of the heavy influence of Judaism.

  7. Tina says:

    The Bible isn’t the point. The freedom, protections, and opportunity created by the creation of the Constitution is the point, including protection against a Christian based federal religion.

    Does the left appreciate or respect this important gift? Sadly, no.

  8. Chris says:

    It was a joke.

  9. Tina says:

    Didn’t say it wasn’t a joke.

    You don’t deny that many leftists would have us dismiss or deny the heavy Biblical influence to our founding?

    It’s always good to remind the American people of their roots and heritage. Surely you don’t object?

  10. Tina says:

    For the record I didn’t find it particularly amusing, perhaps due to decades spent watching radical leftists rewrite history.

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