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July 4, 2013 - 4:20 pm

It’s President Obama’s Fourth of July address:

…On July 4th, 1776, a small band of patriots declared that we were a people created equal – free to think and worship and live as we please.  It was a declaration heard around the world – that we were no longer colonists, we were Americans, and our destiny would not be determined for us; it would be determined by us.

It was a bold and tremendously brave thing to do.  It was also nearly unthinkable.  At that time, kings and princes and emperors ruled the world.  But those patriots were certain that a better way was possible.  And to achieve it – to win their freedom – they were willing to lay it all on the line.  Their lives.  Their fortunes.  Their sacred honor.

They fought a revolution.  Few would have bet on our side to win.  But for the first of many times to come, America proved the doubters wrong.

And now, 237 years later, the United States – this improbable nation – is the greatest in the world.  A land of liberty and opportunity.  A global defender of peace and freedom.  A beacon of hope to people everywhere who cherish those ideals.

Generations of Americans made our country what it is today – farmers and teachers, engineers and laborers, entrepreneurs and elected leaders – people from all walks of life, from all parts of the world, all pulling in the same direction.

And now we, the people, must make their task our own – to live up to the words of that Declaration of Independence, and secure liberty and opportunity for our own children, and for future generations.

The National Security Council released a photo of Obama intently meeting with his advisers on Egypt today — as you can see, Eric Holder is on the case — but about the same time the White House pool reported that the president had headed to the backyard barbecue.

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Bridget Johnson is a career journalist whose news articles and opinion columns have run in dozens of news outlets across the globe. Bridget first came to Washington to be online editor at The Hill, where she wrote The World from The Hill column on foreign policy. Previously she was an opinion writer and editorial board member at the Rocky Mountain News and nation/world news columnist at the Los Angeles Daily News. She has contributed to USA Today, The Wall Street Journal, National Review Online, Politico and more, and has myriad television and radio credits as a commentator. Bridget is Washington Editor for PJ Media.

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Nice words from president Blunt Force Trauma. Too bad he neither understands them, nor would believe them if he did.

Hope there was a fire extinguisher at hand to put his pants out when he was through.
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He says this but means the opposite of what he says.
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Am I the only one that thinks he consistently sounds like an 8th grader? Who writes this crap for him? Oh how I miss hearing many of our former presidents, Reagan, Clinton, Nixon, and Kennedy. And both Bushes. LBJ too.
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It's telling that Obama started his hackneyed speech talking about "equality", which was not at the top of the list of important things the Founders were trying to accomplish with The Declaration of Independence. Liberty was the big thing on their minds, and those wise men know equality and liberty do not always make a harmonious combination. In Obama's distorted world view, his definition of equality is paramount and liberty can and should be dispensed with if it gets in the way.

I do agree with leighB, Obama speeches sound for all the world like the utterances of an 8th grader. I think it has to do with how he views his audience.
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In this meeting, is Obama hiding the full story behind further decimation of our fighting men and women in the military???
Anybody hear about this??? Religious Liberty amendment???
According to his own organization, the so-called Military Religious Freedom Foundation (MRFF), “Mikey Weinstein is the undisputed leader of the national movement to restore the obliterated wall separating church and state in the most technologically lethal organization ever created by humankind: the United States armed forces.”
In response to the Religious Liberties Amendment being appended to the National Defense Authorization Act (NDAA) – supported by pro-religious groups- Weinstein said this on his MRFF website…
“This danger [to our troops] is not a “jihad” of exotic, international origin. Quite on the contrary, it is a homegrown Holy War emanating from belligerent fundamentalist Christian bigots in government who delight in fancying themselves as the prodigiously proselytizing foot-soldiers of a modern-day ‘Crusade.’ The latest vicious whirlwind imperiling our service members, and consequently our national security, comes in a two-pronged effort to implant “Religious Freedom” amendments in the 2014 National Defense Authorization Act (NDAA).
Section 530 [of the NDAA Amendment] would allow every bigoted slimeball within the American armed forces – the homophobes, Islamophobes, anti-Semites, misogynists, anti-Constitutionalists, fundamentalist/dominionist Christians, and/or all of the above – to be given absolute free rein to slither out of their stinking closets of putrid prejudice and spout their twisted, Christian-jihad poison!”
Military policy making is one of the major reasons why the Religious Liberties Amendment must be passed in the Senate!Must be restored!!!
Service members turning to God and relying on their faith for personal strength in times of danger is a practice as old as mankind itself, yet our President has deemed expressions of faith somehow as undermining “good order” in the military! See, Mr. Obama’s tyrannical regime HATES the military…when will America’s sheeple ever wake-up!!!And Pentagon hiding these facts is “in with” these crony-capitalist’s, too! Pray. Amen. God Bless America. Join a tea Party
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"Christian Jihad"??? WTF?
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Oh Bridget, I loved the hint that the "intense meeting" with advisers on Egypt took place at the same time Barry was heading for that BBQ.
As Machiavelli wrote, the publics contempt is the most dangerous reaction for a leader.
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"Few would have bet on our side to win."

I don't think he would have been on "our side".

The Revolution he would have supported started with the storming of the Bastille.
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Actually, I think he would have liked the storming of the Tsar's Winter Palace even better.
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Okey dokey, the leader of the heretofore free world backs the Muslim Brotherhood Mafia, Islamists who are the progenitors of Al Qaeda, yet his regime thinks they can blow smoke America's way.
Well, I (an American-Israeli) am immersed in geo-politics and the Mid East is my specialty - http://adinakutnicki.com/2013/07/04/the-islamist-in-chief-lit-a-fuse-his-embrace-of-the-muslim-brotherhood-mafia-set-egypt-mid-east-alight-commentary-by-adina-kutnicki/

BTW, my Israeli sources - those in the know - are assuring me that Jerusalem, despite what they say publicly, are thrilled that Morsi was deposed. Not only that, they absolutely recognize what a snake in the grass Obama is and that is putting it mildly! Do not pay attention to what Israel's media is reporting re the above.

Adina Kutnicki, Israel http://adinakutnicki.com/about/
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The Second Continental Congress was "a small band of patriots" ????

We have a president who never studied (or retained) American history?





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Nice words from president Blunt Force Trauma. Too bad he neither understands them, nor would believe them if he did.

Hope there was a fire extinguisher at hand to put his pants out when he was through.
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His were just empty teleprompted words emitted from an empty suit, signifying nothing.
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He says this but means the opposite of what he says.
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