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    Posted: July 04 2018 at 8:58pm
this time of year i always end up pondering why so many want to 'change' our country , it has worked well for all these many years , the commies , socialists , progressives [recessives-retrictives] i have always wondered why - and then it dawned on me , 

about half the country back then would have willingly stayed under the king , they did not leave and unlike the socialist-progressive-communist countries we did not purge them from our midst when we won our freedom ,
 
WE believed there was room for all and each should have the same inalienable right to LIFE , LIBERTY and the PURSUIT OF HAPPINESS , as their neighbor - we gave freedom to all after the civil war with no strings attached EXCEPT you have to respect your neighbors rights as you do your own , so we tolerate the commies , the progressives and the socialists because they have the same rights - why cant they see the same for us that would conquer the next frontier that they could socialize ?

that is what happened if you look at history at all , in this country the adventurers moved west and the kings sympathizers stayed east - thus we have a commie east coast [not exactly sure why the west coast went that way - save for all the trade cash moving them west eventually] i know this to be a gross generalization - huge steriotyping [probably PC foaw ] but its the only explanation i have for a caller to a local talk show last week that asked why in philadelphia - where the declaration was signed - there are so many that hate this country and what it represents ..............

looking at every commie country in history -every one they took over , purged themselves of dissenters and then divided to the haves and the handouts , we really dont want to go there i think ......just sayin as an old guy that has seen a lot of bad chit going down in the world in my lifetime and not waning it for my heirs , 

GOD BLESS AMERICA and happy 4th of july independence 

dont forget 1812 in these festivities either - just sayin - sorry if i offended any brits - but we won 
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Looking at the situation... I thought it was us, in the UK., that got independence.Beer
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Geeze A Sq: It would have been an idyllic place if that was true. The history books may have twisted it a bit, methinks.
Those that wanted to stay loyal to the Crown were very much persecuted.(Homes burned, property seized etc).
Those people became the United Empire Loyalists, & headed up to the Canadas, where it was still under the Crown.
The UELs settled in and made new lives - but a generation later, they still hadn't forgot. That became evident when the war of 1812 broke out. There wasn't very many British regulars in the Canadas (most were on the continent playing with Napoleon), so the bulk of the forces here were militia & aboriginals.
...and they are still here
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