March 22, 2010
As part of my engineering job, I
traveled fairly frequently to Germany and Europe during the 1980's &
1990's. So I became acquainted with folks over there. In the '90s,
the German socialized medicine system was highly touted by the Clintons
as an example of what we Americans should have. A German fellow,
Detlef B., told me then, "Whatever you do, do not let that happen
to the USA" He went on to explain that his taxes AT THAT
TIME were 60% of his paycheck because of socialized medicine and he ALSO
HAD TO PAY PREMIUMS on top of the high taxes for his insurance.
While in Germany, I discovered that I could not buy so much as an
ASPIRIN without going to a doctor (2 week wait for an American visitor
like me) and getting a PRESCRIPTION for it. This happened to ME in
Germany at that time. Did you watch Bill Clinton's speech about
the Socialized Medicine back in what, 1994? He held up a card that
looked like a credit card, and said exactly these words, "..every
American will HAVE to have this card to RECEIVE health care.."
Folks, as of March 21, 2010, we are not in a republic
anymore. We selected a president who is choosing, by executive order, to
make us pay for the murder of our unborn citizens for the purpose of
forcing us to buy a product from the government without recourse. If
we refuse to buy this product, thus refusing to support abortion, we
will have to pay hefty fines and/or do jail time. Let's see, what
would that be? -dictatorship?
READ this ALOUD to your family and friends every chance you
[collected from the internet]
Have you ever wondered what happened to the 56 men who signed the
Declaration of Independence?
Five signers were captured by the British as traitors, and tortured
before they died.
Twelve had their homes ransacked and burned.
Two lost their sons serving in the Revolutionary Army; another had
two sons captured.
Nine of the 56 fought and died from wounds or hardships of the
They signed and they pledged their lives, their fortunes, and their
What kind of men were they?
Twenty-four were lawyers and jurists.
Eleven were merchants.
were farmers and large plantation owners; men of means, well
educated, but they signed the Declaration of Independence knowing
full well that the penalty would be death if they were captured.
Carter Braxton of Virginia, a wealthy planter and trader, saw his
ships swept from the seas by the British Navy. He sold his home and
properties to pay his debts, and died in rags.
Thomas McKeam was so hounded by the British that he was forced to
move his family almost constantly. He served in the Congress without
pay, and his family was kept in hiding. His possessions were taken
from him, and poverty was his reward.
Vandals or soldiers looted the properties of Dillery, Hall, Clymer,
Walton, Gwinnett, Heyward, Ruttledge, and Middleton.
At the battle of Yorktown, Thomas Nelson, Jr., noted that the
British General Cornwallis had taken over the Nelson home for his
headquarters. He quietly urged General George Washington to open
fire. The home was destroyed and Nelson died bankrupt. Francis Lewis
had his home and properties destroyed.
The enemy jailed his wife, and she died within a few months.
John Hart was driven from his wife's bedside as she was dying.
Their 13 children fled for their lives. His fields and his
gristmill were laid to waste. For more than a year he lived in
forests and caves, returning home to find his wife dead and
his children vanished.
So, take a few minutes while enjoying your 4th of July holiday
and silently thank these patriots.
It's not much to ask for the price they paid for the future of this
nation, the USA.
Remember: freedom is never free! America is the “Home of the Free”
BECAUSE of the brave.
Patriotism is NOT a crime.
And the Fourth of July is not about
beer, picnics, and baseball games.