"[T]he flames kindled on the Fourth of July 1776, have spread over too much of the globe to be extinguished by the feeble engines of despotism; on the contrary, they will consume these engines and all who work them."
Thomas Jefferson
(1743-1826), US Founding Father, drafted the Declaration of Independence, 3rd US President
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So Americans, start consuming them..its already late. The current admin is not feeble, but dastardly instilling despotism in all they touch, Chicago politics, what else needs to be said?
 -- Kimo, USA     
    Support Boeing's new plant in South Carolina, a Right to Work state. The National Labor Relations Board (NLRB--aka Big Labor) is trying to get the Federal Government to force Boeing to relocate its Right to Work South Carolina facility back to Washington State, which is NOT a Right to Work state. This would force all Boeing employees to pay union dues or lose their jobs. The days are evil, folks!!!
     -- Byron, Fort Collins     
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    The quote is illustrative of the freeman's heart. Byron, along with Ford's plant move from Michigan.
     -- Mike, Norwalk     
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    When you folk in states such as Illinois, Michigan and Ohio where your economy has tanked, come on down to Texas, a right to work state with no state income tax and milder winters. We have plenty of room for you.
     -- jim k, Austin, Tx     
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    jim, I didn't have any manufacturing facilities in your above mentioned States but several years ago, I did move my main plant to Texas. Great move.
     -- Mike, Norwalk     
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    Those flames were rekindled in the 2010 elections, let's stoke that fire for the rest of our lives.
     -- J. Allen, Arlington, Va     
    and it is happening right now in the Middle East. Those flames burned bright in the last Presidential Election in which a person assumed by most to be a nobody could capture the attention, hearts and minds, of a vast majority, of his fellow citizens, and the world. The world has learned what Democracy can do through the election of Obama and is now reaching out for its own right of self expression that only Democracy provides.
     -- Waffler, Smith     
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    The "feeble engines of despotism" are quaking in their small boots, corrupt socialist elites, now openly calling for rebellion in the streets, the harassing of sincere President Trump supporting Patriots. Now socialist such as Waffler, feel the heat rising below their feet. The Restoration moves quickly. 
    Happy 4th of July Patriots, buckle up, and hunker down. It is only going to get better in the face of adversity. 
    God Bless and Semper Fi
     -- Ronw13, OR     
     -- Ronw13, OR      

    The spark of Liberty has been spread around the world.  The battle continues.  We must remind those other failing nations that the solution is not to immigrate to America but embrace a republican form of government in their own country that recognizes the inherent rights of the people as supreme. Meanwhile at home, every effort is being made to reduce us to socialist progressive authoritarianism in denial of each person's life, liberty, and property.  The American Revolution continues!

     -- E Archer, NYC     
    Jefferson was duplicitous, and I know why George and John didn't like him. 
     -- Don Lee, Reno     
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    Presumably, Thomas Jefferson referring to inauguration of the United States is considerably bias in his perspective. President Jefferson appears to be forgetting the build in despotism of the new nation. Slavery, class detinquishing features, sexism were and still are the despotisms that keep this national vessel from balancing.
     -- Fredrick William Sillik, Anytown     
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