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I think we need to read it and maybe declare it again… God Bless America

IN CONGRESS, July 4, 1776.

The unanimous Declaration of the thirteen united States of America,

When in the Course of human events, it becomes necessary for one people to dissolve the political bands which have connected them with another, and to assume among the powers of the earth, the separate and equal station to which the Laws of Nature and of Nature’s God entitle them, a decent respect to the opinions of mankind requires that they should declare the causes which impel them to the separation.

We hold these truths to be self-evident, that all men are created equal, that they are endowed by their Creator with certain unalienable Rights, that among these are Life, Liberty and the pursuit of Happiness.–That to secure these rights, Governments are instituted among Men, deriving their just powers from the consent of the governed, –That whenever any Form of Government becomes destructive of these ends, it is the Right of the People to alter or to abolish it, and to institute new Government, laying its foundation on such principles and organizing its powers in such form, as to them shall seem most likely to effect their Safety and Happiness. Prudence, indeed, will dictate that Governments long established should not be changed for light and transient causes; and accordingly all experience hath shewn, that mankind are more disposed to suffer, while evils are sufferable, than to right themselves by abolishing the forms to which they are accustomed. But when a long train of abuses and usurpations, pursuing invariably the same Object evinces a design to reduce them under absolute Despotism, it is their right, it is their duty, to throw off such Government, and to provide new Guards for their future security.–Such has been the patient sufferance of these Colonies; and such is now the necessity which constrains them to alter their former Systems of Government. The history of the present King of Great Britain is a history of repeated injuries and usurpations, all having in direct object the establishment of an absolute Tyranny over these States. To prove this, let Facts be submitted to a candid world.

He has refused his Assent to Laws, the most wholesome and necessary for the public good.
He has forbidden his Governors to pass Laws of immediate and pressing importance, unless suspended in their operation till his Assent should be obtained; and when so suspended, he has utterly neglected to attend to them.
He has refused to pass other Laws for the accommodation of large districts of people, unless those people would relinquish the right of Representation in the Legislature, a right inestimable to them and formidable to tyrants only.
He has called together legislative bodies at places unusual, uncomfortable, and distant from the depository of their public Records, for the sole purpose of fatiguing them into compliance with his measures.
He has dissolved Representative Houses repeatedly, for opposing with manly firmness his invasions on the rights of the people.
He has refused for a long time, after such dissolutions, to cause others to be elected; whereby the Legislative powers, incapable of Annihilation, have returned to the People at large for their exercise; the State remaining in the mean time exposed to all the dangers of invasion from without, and convulsions within.
He has endeavoured to prevent the population of these States; for that purpose obstructing the Laws for Naturalization of Foreigners; refusing to pass others to encourage their migrations hither, and raising the conditions of new Appropriations of Lands.
He has obstructed the Administration of Justice, by refusing his Assent to Laws for establishing Judiciary powers.
He has made Judges dependent on his Will alone, for the tenure of their offices, and the amount and payment of their salaries.
He has erected a multitude of New Offices, and sent hither swarms of Officers to harrass our people, and eat out their substance.
He has kept among us, in times of peace, Standing Armies without the Consent of our legislatures.
He has affected to render the Military independent of and superior to the Civil power.
He has combined with others to subject us to a jurisdiction foreign to our constitution, and unacknowledged by our laws; giving his Assent to their Acts of pretended Legislation:
For Quartering large bodies of armed troops among us:
For protecting them, by a mock Trial, from punishment for any Murders which they should commit on the Inhabitants of these States:
For cutting off our Trade with all parts of the world:
For imposing Taxes on us without our Consent:
For depriving us in many cases, of the benefits of Trial by Jury:
For transporting us beyond Seas to be tried for pretended offences
For abolishing the free System of English Laws in a neighbouring Province, establishing therein an Arbitrary government, and enlarging its Boundaries so as to render it at once an example and fit instrument for introducing the same absolute rule into these Colonies:
For taking away our Charters, abolishing our most valuable Laws, and altering fundamentally the Forms of our Governments:
For suspending our own Legislatures, and declaring themselves invested with power to legislate for us in all cases whatsoever.
He has abdicated Government here, by declaring us out of his Protection and waging War against us.
He has plundered our seas, ravaged our Coasts, burnt our towns, and destroyed the lives of our people.
He is at this time transporting large Armies of foreign Mercenaries to compleat the works of death, desolation and tyranny, already begun with circumstances of Cruelty & perfidy scarcely paralleled in the most barbarous ages, and totally unworthy the Head of a civilized nation.
He has constrained our fellow Citizens taken Captive on the high Seas to bear Arms against their Country, to become the executioners of their friends and Brethren, or to fall themselves by their Hands.
He has excited domestic insurrections amongst us, and has endeavoured to bring on the inhabitants of our frontiers, the merciless Indian Savages, whose known rule of warfare, is an undistinguished destruction of all ages, sexes and conditions.

In every stage of these Oppressions We have Petitioned for Redress in the most humble terms: Our repeated Petitions have been answered only by repeated injury. A Prince whose character is thus marked by every act which may define a Tyrant, is unfit to be the ruler of a free people.

Nor have We been wanting in attentions to our Brittish brethren. We have warned them from time to time of attempts by their legislature to extend an unwarrantable jurisdiction over us. We have reminded them of the circumstances of our emigration and settlement here. We have appealed to their native justice and magnanimity, and we have conjured them by the ties of our common kindred to disavow these usurpations, which, would inevitably interrupt our connections and correspondence. They too have been deaf to the voice of justice and of consanguinity. We must, therefore, acquiesce in the necessity, which denounces our Separation, and hold them, as we hold the rest of mankind, Enemies in War, in Peace Friends.

We, therefore, the Representatives of the united States of America, in General Congress, Assembled, appealing to the Supreme Judge of the world for the rectitude of our intentions, do, in the Name, and by Authority of the good People of these Colonies, solemnly publish and declare, That these United Colonies are, and of Right ought to be Free and Independent States; that they are Absolved from all Allegiance to the British Crown, and that all political connection between them and the State of Great Britain, is and ought to be totally dissolved; and that as Free and Independent States, they have full Power to levy War, conclude Peace, contract Alliances, establish Commerce, and to do all other Acts and Things which Independent States may of right do. And for the support of this Declaration, with a firm reliance on the protection of divine Providence, we mutually pledge to each other our Lives, our Fortunes and our sacred Honor.

Viking Heads to Valhalla

This just in from FN9:
To All,
I was informed this afternoon that Dave Shelton (Viking) passed away Friday evening, June 5, 2015.  I received a call from his landlord in Cottonwood, AZ that he had listed my name to be notified if something happened to him.  I had spoken with Viking on May 26.  At that time he told me he had just been released from the hospital again, this last time due to complications from a colonoscopy.  His health had been poor for awhile as we all knew.
Viking had spent a number of years doing  border watch with most of us, at one time or another, on the CA border around Campo.  While his physical abilities were limited, his dedication was not.  His heart, his will and his commitment to the cause pushed him further than his body allowed. His last ‘border activity’ was the AZ Highway 8 event 2 years ago June 15 weekend.  Many of you were there and also experienced the harsh conditions and 117 F temps.  It took a toll on Viking and he realized his border op days were over.  He spent the rest of his free time fishing in the AZ mountains and spoiling Isabella.  Viking adopted Isabella, a Chihuahua,about a year ago and she became his best friend and family. Because of his love for Isabella, he also joined a local online community for Chihuahua owners, the Chihuahua Club and made a few friends there.
Dave’s only biological family is a brother that he wasn’t close with and spoke with only a few times a year.  Apparently, they were polar opposites—politically, ideology, personalities, interests etc.  His brother was notified and has been making arrangements.  Viking is to be cremated with no church services.  However, his brother has agreed to allow his friends in nearby Clarkdale to hold a Memorial BBQ Picnic (Dave LOVED BBQs) at a nearby park in July.  The date has not been set yet but I am to be notified and will pass it on. After the BBQ, his ashes will be taken up the mountain and spread around his favorite fishing area.
Rest In Peace Viking Dave !
FN9

D-DAY- 71 YEARS AGO TODAY

I went to a little prayer breakfast this morning and the topic was service.  To my surprise and disappointment no one but myself acknowledged what today was the anniversary of.  I wonder if we could’ve even had that prayer breakfast  if those brave men had not given their service 71 years ago today. Sadly, with the state of our nation now, I wonder if such prayer breakfasts will be possible in the future…………..-C1 http://www.army.mil/d-day/ http://www.history.com/topics/world-war-ii/d-day http://www.thegatewaypundit.com/2015/06/june-6-1944-d-day-invasion-a-date-that-will-live-in-infamy/ http://www.usatoday.com/story/news/nation-now/2015/06/06/d-day-galleries/28595931/ Every Civilian a Fighter!

MEMORIAL DAY 2016

A Memorial Day Observance Speech
by Johnny Q. Gogue III

 

Memorial Day – For most it is a three-day weekend, filled with bar-b-que’s and picnics . . . A time to get away from the normal humdrum of the week. For other’s it’s the beginning of summer, a time to look towards the long lazy days and a time to plan your summer get-a-ways. Though for some, Memorial Day holds a special significance.

On May 5, 1868, an order issued by General John Logan established a day of remembrance for those soldiers who died during the Civil War. May 30, 1868, was the day designated for this observance and flowers were placed on the graves of the fallen soldiers of both the Union and Confederate Armies. New York was the first state to officially recognize this observance in 1873 and in 1971 with the passage of the National Holiday Act; Memorial Day was designated as the last Monday of May.

Now for many of us, the Civil War, the Spanish-American War, WWI, WWII, and the Korean War are ancient history. The Vietnam War a fading memory. But with the recent Operations Desert Storm, Enduring Freedom, and Iraqi Freedom we, the American people have once again been thrust into a position of remembering those who are fighting and dying today.

I, like my grandfathers, father, uncles and aunt before me, am a veteran. I am and was proud of serving in the Armed Forces. I served in the Army from 1985 to 1994. I was in Operation Desert Storm/Shield. I know what Memorial Day is about.

I have two brothers who are currently serving. One brother is serving in the Navy in Italy. My youngest brother, who is currently serving in the Army, is right now in Iraq supporting and defending his fellow soldiers. I know what Memorial Day is about.

Memorial Day for all soldiers is embodied in the words of the oath that you first take when you enlist into the service of the country:

I DO SOLEMNLY SWEAR (OR AFFIRM) THAT I WILL SUPPORT AND DEFEND THE CONSTITUTION OF THE UNITED STATES AGAINST ALL ENEMIES, FOREIGN AND DOMESTIC; THAT I WILL BEAR TRUE FAITH AND ALLEGIANCE TO THE SAME; AND THAT I WILL OBEY THE ORDERS OF THE PRESIDENT OF THE UNITED STATES AND THE ORDERS OF THE OFFICERS APPOINTED OVER ME, ACCORDING TO REGULATIONS AND THE UNIFORM CODE OF MILITARY JUSTICE. SO HELP ME GOD.

This oath taken by each and every soldier exemplifies the reason why soldiers do what they do each and every day. Soldiers are defenders of the same principles that made this country great. They stand as Patriots to defend and protect the ideals and sentiments espoused in the Constitution of the United States. Soldiers bear true faith and allegiance to that document and they work, and live, within the Codes of Military Justice. Soldiers also obey the orders of the President of the United States and the Officers appointed over them. These truths are self evident in the everyday lives of soldiers.

Now, as we see our fellow citizens arrive back from a foreign land, we should not forget those words that each and every soldier spoke upon enlistment. Because when we look upon a returning soldier from conflict, a disabled veteran, or a grave marker – those words should ring in your conscience.

I do solemnly swear (or affirm) that I will support and defend the Constitution of the United States against all enemies, foreign and domestic . . . streaming from the eyes of the returning soldier. That I will bear true faith and allegiance to the same; and that I will obey the orders of the President of the United States and the orders of the Officers appointed over me . . . sounding from the stumbling gait of the disabled veteran. According to regulations and the Uniform Code of Military Justice. So help me God . . . blasting from the cold stone face of a grave marker.

Remember those that gave their lives, so that we may continue to live in freedom as spelled out in the Constitution of the United States and the Declaration of Independence . . . Lest we forget.

http://www.usmemorialday.org

Armed Forces Day

May 16 was National Armed Forces Day………….

The US Lost 1,335 Soldiers in Anbar – ISIS Just Took it Back …Thanks Obama

The United State lost 1,335 soldiers in Anbar Province during Operation Iraqi Freedom. Another 8,205 soldiers were injured in fighting in Anbar.

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APRIL 21, 1836

san-jacinto-day Texans all over the world will be remembering the events of April 21, 1836 where in a prairie near what would one day be La Porte, the Lone Star State took its next step into legend. The clash between General Sam Houston’s Texas rebels and General Santa Anna’s troops that day ended with a Texan victory, concluding the Texas Revolution. Cries of “Remember the Alamo!” and “Remember Goliad” disturbed the slumber of Mexican troops taking siestas under trees. The ensuing firefight was only 18 minutes long, starting at around 3:30 p.m., with 630 Mexicans killed. There were nine dead Texans out of just over 900 fighters. About 730 Mexicans would be taken prisoner by Houston’s men. General Santa Anna had no lookouts posted and if he had, it’s unclear just how the day would have shaken out for General Houston and the rest. Houston was wounded in the ankle by a rifle ball in the fight. He accepted the surrender of Santa Anna while sitting down under an oak tree on a blanket. Santa Anna, a prisoner of war, was found in nearby tall grass the day before dressed as a common soldier and not the brave general he purported to be. http://www.chron.com/news/houston-texas/texas/article/179-years-ago-today-General-Santa-Anna-6211970.php

http://www.tamu.edu/faculty/ccbn/dewitt/batsanjacinto.htm

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Secure Border Intel’s Audio of Recent Border Patrol Boating Accident Near McAllen, Texas

Agent Requires Surgery after Boating Accident (?)

9-year-old also getting medical treatment

POSTED: 01:12 PM CDT Apr 20, 2015
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http://www.krgv.com/news/local-news/Agent-Requires-Surgery-after-Boating-Accident/32467320


A Borrder Patrol agent will need surgery, after a boating accident in Anzalduas Park this weekend. The agent broke his leg. Another agent was injured and is also at the McAllen Medical Center. The two are in stable condition.

In a press conference today, Border Patrol officials said the accident happened while the agents were patrolling around 6 p.m. Sunday. A Mexican boater abruptly pulled up in front of the agents boat. The impact ejected both agents.

One of them broke his leg. As they swam to shore, people on the Mexican side of the river reportedly attacked them with rocks.
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— Listen !  ~ Actual audio of this incident  comprised of USBP radio traffic  broadcast “in-the-clear” (un-encrypted) from the busy McAllen Sector.  (click on link below) 

http://www.secureborderintel.org/BorderBlotter/BP_Boat_Accident_041915.mp3


A nearby DPS boat and Texas game wardens arrived to help the two Border Patrol agents.

Were told several hours later, a group of Mexican nationals went to an international bridge and said they were involved in the boat accident and needed medical attention. A 9-year-old is now getting treatment.

The investigation continues and involves state and federal authorities. Officials said they dont suspect the boat involved in the accident was involved in any type of smuggling.

Meanwhile, Border Patrol agents are back in their boats, patrolling the Rio Grande.
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