My Fourth Of July Post

The Fourth has always been a special day for me. Anybody that knows me knows I’m not big on holidays. Christmas and Thanksgiving are a pain as far as preparations go and having to deal with family that doesn’t want anything to do with me the rest of the year, Easter – I’m surprised they still celebrate Easter seeing as it’s offensive to muslims and liberals, Veteran’s and Memorial day always rubbed me wrong because those are days for memories that should be thought of everyday, Labor Day is just an excuse for a barbecue, but the Fourth to me was always special because of the anniversary it represents.

Not anymore. The Fourth is nothing but a reminder of what a mess our Nation has become. Our Founding Fathers and the Citizens of that period sacrificed everything to ensure Freedom for their descendants and immigrants coming here to seek a better life for themselves and their families. There were provisions in the Constitution to prevent the new government from becoming what they were trying to get out from under. The Bill of Rights came later naming our basic human rights so that future generations wouldn’t pervert the Yellowed Paper in order to grant them powers that weren’t theirs to begin with.

Now I get up in the morning and read what the government wants me to read. If the press isn’t in lockstep with the president then they aren’t allowed in his press corp. If you file for something under the Freedom of Information Act, you see only what the government wants you to see, everything else is blacked out.
My weapons of self defense are government approved but they say if I don’t have a permit for them then they must stay at home, but at the same time the government says the police have no obligation or duty to protect me or mine.
My food has to be approved by the government. I can no longer drink raw milk or eat cheese that hasn’t been homogenized or pasteurized because evidently I don’t know what’s good for me. Even homeopathic medicines have to be government approved if I want to buy them instead of growing and harvesting them myself.
Our children are wards of the State. If they attend a public school, they learn what the government wants them to learn. The government has changed history to suit their views, not what really happened. You are not allowed to discipline your children with your own hand under threat of law. The government determines if your children are eating healthy lunches or not – not lunches from school but what Mom has packed for them.
We’re under constant surveillance. Every time I walk out of my house I have to assume I’m on somebody’s camera. Traffic cams, security cams, dash cams, you name it. My emails are being monitored by the government. My website is being monitored by the government. Every piece of mail – every piece – passing through the post office is photographed and recorded. Every phone call we make, every text we send is monitored by the NSA. Boxes on the side of the roads log in bluetooth information from passing cars to determine who’s in what car traveling down the road, where you got on the road and where you left it. Radar is monitoring our speed.
Our public lands are no longer public. The Bureau of Land Management and Forest Service determine what we can and cannot do on our own public lands and reserve the right to charge us fees for their use. If you resist you will be arrested, fined and possibly imprisoned.
Everything has to be registered. Our vehicles are registered, our animals are registered, our firearms are registered, our watercraft is registered. By the way, you can read that as taxed.
Our police have gone from being peace officers to law enforcement officers. They have the right by decree of government to search you simply by stating they believe you may have committed a crime. In some cities they can search you just because they want to. They burst into our homes, kill our dogs and search our personal belongings with only the simplest of causes. SWAT teams – a concept that was designed for hostage situations – conduct an average of 124 raids every day. Now they raid barber shops for unlicensed (read that untaxed) barbers, they’re raiding dairies suspected of selling raw milk and they’re raiding mom and pop marijuana growers.
With the NDAA and “Patriot” Act, we no longer have a right to an attorney or a Right to a speedy trial in front of a jury of our peers, in fact we no longer have a Right to a trial at all. Indefinite detention is the Plan of the Day at the pleasure of the government.
The tax man takes between 30 and 50% of our paychecks, most of it outright theft. We support, out of our paychecks and from the sweat of our brow, cash and food for those that won’t work, medical and child care for those same deadbeats, organizations through federal and state grants that we don’t morally support or agree with, wars that we may not agree with, and anything else that the government feels is necessary.
Any mention of God has been removed from our schools and government buildings even though this once-great Nation was founded on Christian principles. We can no longer pray before meetings nor can our children while at school. Our churches are regulated as far as mentioning politics. The entire “Separation of Church and State” has been twisted from not allowing the State to force a religion on us to not wanting to offend anybody by asserting our personal beliefs.
Our Nation is presently being overrun with illegal immigrants and our government who swore an oath to obey the Constitution and the Law of the Land is ignoring the law by not defending our borders. In fact, they’re encouraging these illegals to come by rewarding them with promises of a better life and citizenship. If you think this bothers you, think about the immigrants that came here legally and got pushed to the back of the line because of promises that our politicians have made to the illegals.
Our politicians truly believe they are above us, forgetting that they serve us and not the other way around. We have politicians that carry firearms and surround themselves with bodyguards, yet they deny us the very basic human Right to defend ourselves by outlawing us commoners to own and carry firearms and other weapons. They break laws with impunity, yet imprison us for doing the same. They refuse to listen to the People’s desires and instead enact laws they want. We have a president that says we must conserve energy and cut down on pollutants, yet he and his family fly on Air Force One for their many vacations every year. Our fuel prices have been above $3 a gallon for a record breaking 1200 days because our president refuses to cut our dependency on foreign oil and use our own natural resources which would also provide much needed jobs for us. Our president bows to foreign Heads of State, showing them that he believes we are subservient to them. Our government has done everything it can to make sure that we, as a Nation, serves it instead of the other way around.

This is not the Nation our Founding Fathers wanted for us. I know that if they could see what we’ve turned into, they would be appalled. I know I am, and that’s the reason the Fourth holds no special place in my heart anymore.
-Kenny Lane (Wirecutter)
www.knuckledraggin.com
Ceres, CA.

For the past week I’ve probably started a half dozen posts just for the one day we have to celebrate our Founding Father’s groundwork for a new, Free Nation under God.
I trashed every one of them. Instead, I wrote this. I kept the language clean so that if anybody wanted to use it on their sites, they could without editing.
As with anything you find here, it’s free for anybody to use. I only ask that it’s published in it’s entirety and that my name and link at the bottom be included. I WANT the government to know I wrote this.

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113 Responses to My Fourth Of July Post

  1. Lee Smith says:

    Very well said.
    It sums up my feelings as well.

  2. Brian in Florida says:

    Yep

  3. Glenn B says:

    All the reasons you listed are all the more reason to celebrate Independence Day lest all of us forget it and things get even worse than they are now. If enough of us remember it, celebrate it and live by what they who signed and then fought for the Declaration lived by, then sooner rather than later, history will repeat itself. When it does, we will again be so bold as were they and we will either live free or we will die trying.

    Happy Independence Day,
    Glenn B

  4. Crotalus says:

    I WANT MY REPUBLIC BACK, DAMMIT!!

  5. stevierayv says:

    A most excellent post.No quibbles here.

  6. Jesse in DC says:

    Wow, That was really well said. Thanks.

  7. James says:

    Excellent , this is why I continue to read you. Even without MILFs.

    • Wirecutter says:

      Thanks.
      I can’t tell you how bad I feel about all that shit. Plus it was harder than a motherfucker to write it without using a single cuss word.

      • John says:

        Kenny – I haven’t missed a KMLA post in years. I contribute what I can-when I can. I consider it a subscription cost worth every penny. Thank you for being a Patriot and a Great American.

  8. Terry says:

    Great post. I have been following your site for awhile now. Not a big one to comment usually, but I agree with just about everything on here – OK, maybe 99.9%.

  9. Sienn says:

    Thanks

  10. Sienn says:

    Need to add, wish you had a share button for Facebook and all the other usual suspects.

    • Wirecutter says:

      Do like I do – click on the title, the copy the link in the address bar and paste that into your FB ‘What’s on your mind’ box.
      Or just copy and paste the entire article (along with my name, please) into the same box.

      • Sienn says:

        I copy and past all the info from ya. Since I’m a lazy chit I always look for the share button.

  11. Ken says:

    Very very well said.

  12. Rod Collester says:

    Dude. This is your Magnum Opus. Thank you.
    Rod

  13. Mike S says:

    Nice job, very well put. Thanks

  14. Deb says:

    Ken, celebrate the 4th. Celebrate what you believe our country should be. Celebrate the memory of what a great country this once was just in our short lifetime. Celebrate that the worst president in modern history will be history in two more years. Don’t let them win and take away your pride, your beliefs and your dreams. They can’t tell what thoughts we hold in our heads (yet), so celebrate that too before it’s too late.

    • Wirecutter says:

      Sorry Deb, I gotta work for my ‘family oriented’ corporation tomorrow.

    • Roswell says:

      @Deb,
      “the worst president in modern history, will be history in two more years”…..
      And then what? Nothing that he and his unelected cohorts in crime have done will be undone. Over the next two years he will impose even more draconian edicts via executive order.
      I’m not a defeatist by any means, just pointing out that “barry” exiting the oval office changes nothing.
      Sadly, the 4th holds no longer holds a special meaning for me, and that is heartbreaking.

      Roswell

      • Deb says:

        Sadly Roswell, I agree. We’ll have someone new to loathe after BO hits the road. The wake of Obama’s devastation will affect us and future generations for ever. I am trying to hold on to some shred of hope, if only in my own world, that Independence Day can still hold some meaning. Maybe I am just delusional, and that may not be a bad thing.

        In addition to Ken’s eloquently written post, I heard a woman on a radio talk show also sum up our current state of affairs, but with this simple statement: “We (meaning you and I) are funding the demise of our own country.”

      • Wraith says:

        Word, Roswell. Anyone who thinks we’re going to vote our way out of this, simply hasn’t been paying attention.

  15. Wirecutter: This piece is one for the history books. While reading it I couldn’t help but think to the Declaration or Thomas Paine’s Common Sense . This deserves widespread distribution, and I will do my part.

    Thank you for this, man.

    I’ll celebrate our “independence”, with sadness at what the American experiment has become, and resolve at what we should be.

  16. SemperFi, 0321 says:

    Yeah, me too.
    Waving the flag and singin patriotic bullshit doesn’t cut it for me either, not while we’re prisoners on our own continent.
    Time to read “1984” and watch “V for Vendetta” again.

  17. Jimb says:

    Very well put WC. You are not alone with your thinking my friend. WE will have our day and it’s
    getting closer every day. Our founding fathers and all who sacrificed their lives for freedom are depending on us and by GOD I ain’t letting them down. Celebrate the fourth Kenny,
    that will show Obama that he needs to go fuck him self .

  18. hiswiserangel says:

    I think this is why you are Wirecutter, widely read, greatly respected, much beloved. But while I agree with what’s wrong with our Republic, I celebrate that there are still Patriots ready and willing to fight for her honor, to die for Freedom. I celebrate that we still have the right to publish our beliefs and post them for all to read without (imminent) fear of arrest. That’s why I still observe, if not celebrate, Independence Day. Thank you for this. Linked and posted on FB.

  19. Tom says:

    “There are persons, too, who see not the full extent of the evil which threatens them; they solace themselves with hopes that the enemy, if he succeed, will be merciful. It is the madness of folly, to expect mercy from those who have refused to do justice;….” —T Paine

    Thankfully Ken, you are not one of them who does not see.

  20. livin to ride says:

    indeed
    looks like you covered some of the bullshit going on but hell man if you covered every aspect of all the shit
    you would still be typing

    btw
    great post

  21. Nic says:

    Our .gov .mil, police, FBI, CIA, NSA, DOD, BLM, etc… has grown to almost overwhelming corruption, size and force. I ask this question to all patriots as it was once asked to me. “When is it go time?” When do we as individuals stand up and say FUCK YOU!!! When do we arrest and hang those that have committed crimes against MY constitution?

    Nic Stone
    lll

  22. Nic says:

    Side note: I recently had the pleasure of flying across country. FUCK YOU TSA!!! I was a usual pain in that ass. Refused all electronic devices. Made them do a hand search so I could make their lives a little more difficult. I wasn’t shy about voiceing my feelings aloud for this violation of my person and effects. The crowd seemed to agree. It was fun until I almost got myself arrested. Hahahahaha

  23. michigan doug says:

    Knocked it out of the park. Things can’t continue as they are. It’s probably gonna be bloody.

  24. This one has multiple hits in the bullseye. Spectacular!

  25. cato1776 says:

    Well stated and hits the nail squarely on the head.
    THIS is the reason I keep coming back……….Thanks Ken !

  26. Lisa says:

    Extremely well said. You nailed what I’m feeling inside.

  27. madmike says:

    Agree with you 100% on all of that..brother!!! Fly that flag high tmrw in remembrance of that once free nation under one God. Peace and grace to you & yours.

  28. Timbo says:

    Nice job.
    It’s a crying shame.

  29. charles w says:

    I am going to celebrate by lighting off illegal fireworks from Wyoming here in Colorado.

    • Timbo says:

      When I was a kid, making the 100 mile drive up to cheyenne for fireworks was one of the most exciting things in my life. I have many a story from those trips!

  30. Right on the money Wirecutter. I want to write my own rant but the entire situation has put me in a funk. Keep up the good work. III% till my last breath.

  31. Angeleyes says:

    Well said. May I say this,
    Murrieta, CA was not just an aberration, it was a sign. We are fed the fuck up.

  32. X says:

    Kenny, I’ve felt, or am feeling pretty much everything you wrote about in this post. Sometimes I even go as far as to wonder if the founders meant freedom for everyone, or if they just meant to be rulers themselves. Those questions are moot now, because that America is dead and gone. We are living in a tyrannical state, you see it, and I see it, but I REFUSE to let those bastards take my spirit. They are just men. They eat, sleep, bleed, and shit, just like the rest of us. Don’t let the memory of once was America cause you to dispair, allow it to strengthen your resolve. Keep up the fight.

    Know that there are millions of us who will refuse to bend a knee to a tyrant. Know that we are raising another generation to know the truth and stand strong once we are gone. Of course I’m forced to wonder when we (or I) will say enough. Where is that line, and will it be too late?

    I can see how your post took hours to write, I’ve been working on this simple reply for 30 minutes, and I’m not sure I’m getting my point across. I guess the point is FUCK THE FEDS, we outnumber them, and they know it.

  33. rockinrod61 says:

    Yep, agreed. I was born on the 4th of July. My real uncles name is Sam. Therefore I am a real live yankee doodle dandy! But yet I mourn for my country. Instead of being excited, like I was back in 1976, today I am demoralized about its state of affairs. And it’s all because of the people in the majority now who are turning it upside down. Ken, your agnst is also what I feel. Preach it brother!

  34. Greg B says:

    Shit man.
    You know .gov already knows you wrote this, right?
    And added it to your “special” file.

  35. LJ says:

    Thanks Kenny, reposted over at my place. When enough folks withdraw their consent to be governed by this corrupt minority of morons, it will change.

  36. Hey Wirecutter,

    (captaincrunch)

    Your commentary is superb.

    I think you should sit down and write a book on your colorful life and throw in essays like the one above.
    I am really, really being serious. I would pay $20 bucks for your book (as long it is just as big as Hillary’s book)

    On a side note, Hillary Clinton’s book is sitting idle on my local walmart shelves and when I pass by, I make it a point to pick up the two side by side copies up and turn them upside down. Hillary actually does not look to bad with her meaty senior citizen face upside down.

    I call it a random act of civil disobedience (I a big fan of Henry David Thoureau)

  37. Spud says:

    Yup, This is certainly not the country I grew up in !

  38. Oswald bastable says:

    And RA Heinlein saw this coming 65 years ago…

  39. Leonard says:

    Fine piece Kenny; I salute you,

  40. mrgarabaldi says:

    Hey Kenny,

    That was bar none your best post. I have been arguing on how to write something like this and you flat out blew it out of the park, I bow in homage…especially since you used no cuss words and that alone is admirable, I would have dropped a couple to make a point. Even though I rarely post on FB, I will cut and paste the entire thing verbatim.

  41. neilsmth says:

    Sal-Ute indeed.

  42. Rebecca says:

    I respectfully request permission to submit this for publication in our various newspapers within this State. Maine. If you allow it would you please forward a letter of consent to my email address? This is a profound piece of editorial talent the likes of which I have not seen in a very long time. It deserves the nations attention.

    Thank you,
    Rebecca

  43. Jon Dougery says:

    Have a happy & safe 4th, Knuckles…! And also, excellent write-up too!

  44. John Smith says:

    I am a legal immigrant. My family came to this country 45 years ago. We never took a dime in assistance. I really MAKES ME ANGRY that I have give my hard earned money to those who come here ILLEGALLY. When will we rise up against these tyrants and throw off the shackles?

  45. Mr. Miracle says:

    Excellent post. If you shoot as well as you type your AO should be well secured. As always, I am indeed impressed by your thoughts. They echo mine. But, I believe we do need to stand and celebrate this day, to remember what we might lose, and remind those bovine excrement covered idiots in Washington and in State capitals all over that WE, THE PEOPLE, will not allow this country to dissolve or be taken over. If they mean to fight, let it begin here.

  46. Allen Hacker says:

    As with the right against self-incrimination, freedom itself “is neither accorded to the passive resistant, nor the person who is ignorant of his rights, nor to one indifferent thereto. It is a fighting clause. Its benefits can be retained only by sustained combat. It cannot be claimed by an attorney or solicitor. It is valid only when insisted upon by a belligerent claimant in person.”
    US v Johnson, 76 F. Supp 538 (pre-Miranda)

    Just Say NO!

  47. Joecephus says:

    Very well said, kudos sir.

  48. Brian says:

    You know I’m glad there are folks that can string words together like this. Me I feel it all as well but I don’t articulate things well and that’s frustrating, thanks for gathering it all together. Good words Kenny.

  49. BillDave says:

    Wow. Spot on. I just sent your link to Drudge Report.

  50. Skip says:

    Copied it to my blog, thanks.

  51. SiGraybeard says:

    Linked back from my place – with some supplementary diatribe.

  52. Swamp rat says:

    Great post. I agree with 90% of your post is about. There are some of us who still think there is hope for this republic. I’m an optimist but I’m not stupid.keep up the great work. Great blog.

  53. Thanks. Said more or less the same thing to my 21 year old son last night. posted it on my facebook page with the comment to my liberal friends to disagree or unfriend me. I can no longer remain silent out of politeness!

  54. John B. says:

    Outstanding essay. You laid out the problem in clear and concise terms. Hope this gets the widespread coverage it deserves. The founders put up with a lot of BS for years before they finally drew a line. This current state will continue until good men decide the .gov is more of an immediate threat to their childen than a possible gunfight in the street. Celebrate the Fourth. It’s all fixable. John B.

  55. drjim says:

    BRAVO, Ken!

    I’m in Colorado this week and next (Fort Collins area), where things are quite a bit “freer” than in Kaliforniastan.

    We’re having a BBQ later today at my stepson’s girlfriend’s parents place, and we’ll have REAL fireworks, and REAL firearms.

    They have a 300 yard range on their property, and I’ll be firing some AR’s in 223 and 308, and some big bore hunting rifles.

    Gas is a buck a gallon cheaper here, the cost of living is over 30% less, and from what my wife has been learning about the weather, she thinks she can tolerate the winters here.

    A nice little house like we have in SoCal, on a MUCH bigger chunk of land, is about HALF the cost, so we could sell out, buy a place with cash, and have some $$ left over.

    I would suspect we’ll be coming this way after she retires. I’d forgotten how beautiful and wide open Colorado was, and how nice the people are.

    Just hope they won’t hold being from Kaliforniastan against us, but then since we’re “Freedom and Liberty seeking people”, they just might welcome us.

    • lineman says:

      Don’t go to Colorado come to Montana where there is more freedom than SoCal and Colorado..

      • SemperFi, 0321 says:

        Yeah, Kolorado is East Kalifornistan.
        Idaho, Montana or Wyoming are much better choices all around.

  56. cav medic says:

    From Drudge: Protesters gather at Murrieta to await buses of immigrants – The estimated 100 protesters, including those favoring the immigrants, are being restricted to a “safety zone” away from the road. Many had remained all night at the site, vowing a repeat of Tuesday’s blockade.One protester has reportedly been arrested on suspicion of attempting to convince protesters to refuse to abide by police rules.
    latimes.com/local/lanow/la-me-ln-protesters-murrieta-20140704-story.html

    In April, at the Bundy ranch it was a “free-speech” zone. On Independence Day, it is now a “safety zone,”
    In a shift from previous days, pro-immigrant supporters outnumbered anti-illegal immigration protesters on the dusty roads leading to the Murrieta Border Patrol facility Friday.

    If this is your AO, or close to your AO, you need to put down the burgers, beer and bikini butt’s and get the fuck out there and represent!

  57. This day used to hold so much joy for me. No matter where in the week it fell, I made sure I had it off from work, penalties or no. In my younger days, mid 20’s, I’d go back to my old neighborhood, a .gov housing project, bring about $300 of illegal fireworks, and put on a small show for the kids, because their parents were too cheap or drunk to take them to the municipal display. Cops would always show up, but because I knew most of them, it was more just checking to see if it was me causing the ruckus, then wishing each other a happy INDEPENDENCE DAY, and moving on.

    My God, how much we’ve lost.

    Ken, your piece here could’ve come from my own mind and heart, and with your consent, I’d like to read it on our weekly broadcast at Braveheartradio.net this Saturday, 7-5-2014. Already reposted at Keystone III.

    All this being said, I intend to become a barking public nuisance, and declare this weekend to be an “ATF” weekend. There WILL be alcohol, tobacco in the form of fine cigars, and firearms a-plenty. Illegal fireworks will fill in for the “E” in F-Troops name. Fuck ’em if they can’t take a joke.

    Stay low, check six, be safe, brother.

    Mike

  58. Oldfart says:

    You’re in deep shit Kenny. After writing something as good as this is you’ll play hell doing it again unless you can channel Thomas Paine or Patrick Henry. You have pulled the tiger’s tail and like it or not, you’re going to be looked upon as a leader in the coming struggle. Good luck!

  59. Well said. I went to the NRA convention in 2013. I came out for a smoke and was sitting on a bench. An older gentleman soon came and sat for the same reason. We started chit-chatting pleasantries. I don’t remember how but the conversation turned into gun grabbing. Our parting words were spoken by him, “this is not the country I grew up in”.

    Oh, they can watch you in your house too:
    http://libertasintel.wordpress.com/2014/06/08/hacker-taking-control-of-cable-box-sending-threats/

  60. Ink Visitor says:

    Sir,

    This was awesome posting!
    You really hit the mark.

    From Scandinavia
    III
    – Ink Visitor

  61. cav medic says:

    Confirmed: The “free speech zones” established at the Bundy Ranch in April have been recreated in Murrieta, California, and are now being called “assembly areas.”
    – Immigration supporters and opponents show up in Murrieta –
    desertsun.com/story/news/local/2014/07/04/murrieta-california-border-patrol-immigration-protests-undocumented-immigrants-july-fourth/12217279/
    “Since the protest, long sections of rural roadways near the Border Patrol station have been marked “no parking,” and both sides of the issue have been given assembly areas. But law enforcement officials have said a repeat of Tuesday’s blockade of three buses, presumably carrying women and children, will not be allowed.”
    “At least one protester was arrested today outside the Border Patrol station in Murrieta, as tensions rose among protesters from both sides of the immigration issue.
    The protester was seen calmly walking towards a police squad car, as demonstrators both opposing and supporting the federal government’s recent migrant policies lined a rural road and shouted at each other.”

  62. 1madjack says:

    Kenny, most excellent. I believe the best thing you’ve ever written. I too do not look forward to our future. As someone who is in the winter of his life I am glad I won’t be here to see America’s end. I will post this on other sites I frequent, thanks Kenny.

  63. dhanna59 says:

    Wow, just frikkin Wow…..

  64. Terry says:

    Well done sir. Well done.
    The other Terry in Florida.

  65. Dan says:

    I feel the same way Kenny. I sit here smoking a great cigar and wonder how all this treachery came about. At my age, I may not witness the final outcome but I suspect the day of the rope will come.

  66. oldnfo says:

    Seems like a lot of us are on the same ‘page’ today…

  67. maryfrommarin says:

    Not sure if someone else said this already…but reading your piece was like reading the “list of grievances” in the Declaration of Independence.

    Just updated to fit the tyrants of today.

  68. ncffp163 says:

    Outstanding Ken!! I agree 1000%! I’m posting on FB as well.

    Eric

  69. Jefferson Paine says:

    It has become a day of mourning for those of us that have the courage to see the truth.

  70. Well said, and shared. Nothing to be patriotic about – except Texas is a lot better than California :)

  71. Sorry that you, too, had to loose the 4th, but honestly, how can a thoughtful person “celebrate” any of the Founding sentiments without acting the hypocrite? Guess that means only politicians (the professional ruling-class) can. Would like your feedback on my thoughts on this particular holy-day: http://tinyurl.com/oep7edh

  72. Gearcheck1 says:

    our history,238 years is that all we get as a free country? 238, that’s it!! back to being ruled by a king?unnamed but he is in control and this is all just a fantasy land of dreamers like myself wishing and dreaming of the past the way things used to be and I am only 43!! how quickly this country of ours has changed for the worse I try not to live in the past life cannot move forward when you spend your time looking back but when I look back at our countrys history and not my past I am reminded that our founders legacy was not to be part of history but to be carried on as long as we the people could bare the burden of its weight freedom is not easy it is not for the weak but freedom is intended for a great nation of strong minded people that not only care about their own lives but the lives of their neighbors and all Americans my point is simple but not easy in order to carry the founders legacy any further we must push into another confrontation with the king and his army we the people must take it back ,wirecutter you my friend are an outstanding American and we all need to become outstanding Americans once again something about a tree needing the be refreshed from time to time WTF ramble ramble ramble

  73. Tom says:

    Meanwhile in SOCAL things are looking better for team Freedom. A small flock of sheeple have awakened and are confronting some of the shepherds. There was a report someone from team Commie flashed a piece at someone somewhere. I wonder to myself will this be the flashpoint? Surprised this isn’t happening in Tejas but I’ll take a win on any field at this point. Remember people this “problem” isn’t new, shits been going on like this since I lived in AZ over a decade ago. At this time ALL AO’s are fully infiltrated. You are kidding yourself if you think otherwise. Many of these folks understand warfare as they come from “non garden spot” environments like Ecuador, Guatemala, El Salvador etc. Life is very different back home. Soon it won’t be if this continues. The other day I saw it on their faces, couple of guys sitting waiting for work, caught there eyes, they know they are about to be proxies for the globalist commie pigs at the trough. Time is short folks.

  74. lineman says:

    Everyone reading this should go over to iiipercentsociety.blogspot.com and become a member…It will be like signing your name to the Declaration of Independence…Lives “Fortunes” and Sacred Honor…

  75. I re-posted it in it’s entirety without comment. I couldn’t think of a single thing to add. The only thing I thought that was wrong with your post was just how “right” it was. This is no longer the country I grew up in. That is a shame. But like one of the founders said, “If there is to be trouble, let it be in my time so that my children will be free”. I truly fear for my Grandsons, the country they will inherit if we do nothing. And if you think Obozo has done some damage, wait until the Hilldebeast has her coronation. I don’t know why they are even going to bother with a election the results are already in.

  76. strange days have found us says:

    Hey wirecutter .. ” Nil desperandum – Never despair.That is a motto for you & me .All are not dead ; & where there is a SPARK OF PATRIOTIC FIRE , WE WILL REKINDLE IT… ” Sam Adams

    Ken continue’s to speak his mind & rightfully so , millions of patriots/red blooded americans feel the same way as wirecutter doe’s.I philosophize with my ol’ man quite a bit with all that is wrong with our constitutional republic, i constantly remind him that it took YEARS for the colonist’s to state their case to the king.Who in turn REFUSED to listen.We all know the end result in that time of history .Though i do love the fact that Thomas Paine called the king of england a ” french usurper bastard ” HEH !

    So , here we are in modern times with those who want to CONTROL US , as if any of us consented to ” their ” petty despotism . Just who do ” they ” think they are ? Telling us how to live our lives .How long is it going to last huh ? being pushed around & told what do , how much longer are we going to allow “them ” to continue to smear our face in their shit.

    Anyhow , i suggest doing some reading to help with our philosophical foundation.Ayn Rand , GOD BLESS HER ! Two of her essay’s really stand out , ” Man’s right’s & the nature of government ” .
    Ms.Rand really drive’s those 2 essay’s home .

    Our founders knew tyrants when they lived under one or many , self evidence….That man has a right to life,liberty & the pursuit of happiness.What part of that don’t ” they ” understand ? Oh yeah , CONTROL again .

    As ken has pointed out, altruism is alive & well in these united states.In the name of what i call “legalized plunder ” .Is it RIGHT that one human being live off another ? Now , i’m not talking about taking care of family members etc… Let that question sink in for those novice philosophers or .gov knuckleheads who are imposing their will on the rest of us.

    I will leave you with some further thoughts , firearms…It’s our DUTY to be armed at all times.Never leave your cave without your club.I feel it is wrong to have to ask for a ‘permission slip ‘ uhh err i mean conceal carry permit , to excercise one’s natural right to self defense.

    Clean your firearms , regardless if they need it or not.It’s therapeutic to hold the essential tools of liberty .

    Despot’s usually don’t live a long meaningful life , just ask hitler ,mussolini or more recently nicolae ceausescu how it worked out for them.

    In a nutshell , Group A { control freaks & other turds } try to control Group B { which is us } until Group B get’s tired of having their face smeared in Group A’s shit.Time & time again through out history the end result is always the same…

    ” There is no sin in this world , only JUSTICE OR INJUSTICE ” . My Ol’ Man …

    ” Government is not reason; it is not eloquence;it is FORCE ! Like fire , it is a dangerous servant & a fearful master . George Washington.

    ” You have rights antecedent to all EARTHLY GOVERNMENTS; rights that cannot be repealed or restrained by HUMAN LAWS; rights derived from the Great Legislator Of The Universe ” John Adams ..

    Folks , let’s enjoy our live’s & don’t worry about this shit . Stay in the know of course , in the end this mess will work itself out.Human nature & history prove that !

    Strange Days Have Found Us , Out ….

  77. maryfrommarin says:

    Wirecutter–

    I tried to reply to your question at iOTW, but something’s preventing the response from posting (occasional computer glitch). Yes, from Marin. Still IN Marin. Life is interesting.

  78. madminute says:

    Ken, you are the hammer hitting all the right nails! what you describe in this post is happening across the world. this shit can only go on for so long until something snaps.

  79. Frankenstein Government says:

    This was an excellent post Kenny. I got here via Doug Ross’ site which linked this piece. This is how democracies always fail. What you are witnessing today is the nanny state brought about by the liberal majority who now have complete control of all systems. They are the majority, they will continue to be the majority, and they will exercise complete control and dominion over our lives until such point that we find it necessary to refresh the tree of liberty. Will it happen in our lifetimes? I doubt it. I had an old cop tell me once- it’s gotta get worse before it can get better.

  80. Frankenstein Government says:

    oh btw…it always works like this. “First they ignore you, then they ridicule you, then they fight you, and then you win.” Mahatma Gandhi

  81. S.D. says:

    Vote from the rooftops

  82. Very well written , young man . Definitely the truth and I’m ‘forwarding ‘ to everyone .

  83. Jack Crabb says:

    Kenny, Amen, Brother, Amen.

    All in all a very sad commentary on this once-great nation. It is at least somewhat heartening that so many are waking up and realizing the dire straits we find ourselves in, though.

  84. Ralph Josephson says:

    Mr. Lane: I’m a conservative. That’s about all you and I have in common. Having said that, I thank you from the bottom of my heart for describing the present state of affairs with searing accuracy and frankness. I wish it could be broadcast throughout the land to wake up and give a hard slap in the face to the millions who are befogged by the various organs of stupefying propaganda: the MSM, academia, public schools, the regulatory and bureaucratic leviathan and of course, establishment politicos R’s and D’s both. G-d bless you, good patriot, and may he save this once great and free nation.

  85. James says:

    Kenny,

    This was a heartbreaking read. Not because I don’t think and feel these things but to see it again, all at once plain and clear. I too have changed my opinion about one of my, if not my, once favorite holidays. I am deeply saddened by what has become of the Nation and home I used to have such pride in.

    I want our Nation back.

  86. Mrs. Watcher says:

    A wonderful piece, cutting right to the heart of my own feelings as a daughter of the American Revolution raised in the fundamentals of the Constitution, the Bill of Rights, and my family’s history in Pennsylvania back to the early 1600s (NOT quakers!). 4J is one of my few holy days.

    However with all due respect you missed something. A lot of the federal bloat we see comes from the fact that political correctness became the national faith in 1965. Programs proliferated to prop that PC faith up till now the federal government is the third leg of the de facto State establishment religion (academe, MSM, government) that kowtows to financiers and corporations and globalizers.

    What am I saying in plain no shit language?

    This nation turned PC religious when it was decided that people who were not genetically predisposed to being able to act like Americans–with intelligence, creativity, forward thinking, self restraint, empathy for others, honesty, and a taste for working for a living–had to be supported, coddled, massaged, admired, and eventually worshipped and obeyed by the rest of us.

    The nation turned PC religious when it was decided that these people would receive a better living, with more comforts, by being entitlement minded slackers with endless grievances, backed up by the threat or exercise of violence by those of us who pay for their comforts.

    Our Republic was founded by practical, hard working, visionary, high quality men of strength and character, not beggars, bums, and chiselers. Today, to be a practical hardworking man or woman of strength and character simply means you’re a redneck hick racist teabagger sucker who should be taxed ever more onerously to provide for the Very Special Pet Rainbow Americans who consider America a brand and a shopping mall, not a sacred trust handed down over the ages. Makers are enslaved to Takers. And the masters laugh all the way to the Eurobank.

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