Independence Day

Discussion in 'Political Discussions' started by David Kleber - KB3FXI, Jul 3, 2016.

  1. David Kleber - KB3FXI

    David Kleber - KB3FXI Moderator Staff Member

    This time of year - every year - one of my big pet peeves kicks in. That is when damn near everyone refers to this nation's most important holiday as a date on a calendar... "The Fourth of July".

    Who refers to Christmas as "December 25th"?

    In any case, we're in a pretty darn sad state in this country. You can watch man on the street interviews where the MAJORITY don't know what we're supposed to be celebrating on Independence Day:



    And one of my favorite songs...


    Why do we sit down when all should be standing?
    And why do we back down at the critical moment?
    Like running away from the waves of the ocean
    We head for the hills with the high tide approaching
    As sand slips away from the castle
    When its time to stand upright, then why do we falter?
    Like placing our freedom on the sacrificial altar
    We hold tight to our fears and defend our oppressors
    As we fight for their lies and become the transgressors
    As pacifists transform to violent aggressors

    I’m only a stranger here and I’m a long, long way from my home
    And they say I can’t change all the things I find strange, For what can one man do alone?

    When is the right time to stand up for freedom?
    Could it be when you start to fear creating children?
    Who’ll inherit the pain and the debt of this nation
    And be slaves to the banks who cause hyperinflation
    Who are masters of commerce, lies, and bad legislation
    If you looked in the eyes of a thousand young children
    Through fences of razors, their innocence stolen
    As the red flag of tyranny flies in the open
    Is that when you’ll finally notice?

    I’m only a stranger here and I’m a long, long way from my home
    And they say I can’t change the things I find strange, For what can one man do alone?

    I’m only a stranger who’s looking to find better nature in my fellow man
    But they keep telling me it’s a sin to be free & that’s more than I’m willing to stand

    Where will you be when the order is given?
    To censor your mind as free speech is forbidden
    As martyrs for peace from the world will be driven
    Away by the sound of a bellowing thunder
    And choke on the blood of a dream going under
    As arrogant men tear up our constitution
    And from every direction we cry revolution
    Standing together and without permission
    Soldiers for Truth in the War of Attrition
    The love of our country as our ammunition

    I’m only a stranger here and I’m a long, long way from my home
    But I’m going to change the things I find strange
    For I am not one man alone
    Yes I’m only a stranger here and I’m a long, long way from my home
    But I’m going to change the things I find strange
    For I know that I’m not alone
    Yes I know, I’m not alone
    Not alone
     
    Last edited: Jul 3, 2016
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