Back in 1776, a group of regional politicians launched an illegal revolt in North America to create a far more lucrative tax jurisdiction, which was then sold to the voters by the marketing slogan of “liberty.”
It was officially dedicated to the proposition that all males are created equal, other than kidnapped Africans and their descendants.
Now we are engaged in a great civil war, testing whether this tax jurisdiction, or any tax jurisdiction so justified and so marketed, can long endure, especially in the face of another group of regional politicians who are trying to pull off a similar stunt in the name of the same slogan.
We are met on a great battle-field of that war. We have come to dedicate a portion of that field, as a final resting place for members of the Union Army who here gave their lives, that this tax jurisdiction might expand.
It is altogether fitting and proper that we should do this. But, in a larger sense, we can not dedicate – we can not consecrate – we can not sanctify this ground.
Half of the brave men, living and dead, who struggled here, have consecrated it, far above our poor power to add or detract.
The world will little note, nor long remember what we say here, but it can never forget what they did here.
It is for us, the living, rather to be dedicated here to the unfinished work which half of those who fought here have thus far so nobly advanced.
It is rather for us to be here dedicated to the great task remaining before us – that from these honored dead, we take increased devotion to that cause for which they gave the last full measure of devotion – that we here highly resolve that these dead shall not have died in vain – that this jurisdiction, under penalty of perjury, shall have a new birth of revenues, and that government of the corporations, by the corporations, and for the corporations, shall not perish from the earth……..
Meltdowns And Jet Stream Map To The US
John Boehner Sex Scandal – Two Affairs Major Barf Alert! (via ~ The GUNNY “G” BLOG & E-MAIL ~) (via ~ The GUNNY “G” BLOG & E-MAIL ~)
Pick the target, freeze it, personalize it, and polarize it. In conflict tactics there are certain rules that [should be regarded] as universalities.
One is that the opposition must be singled out as the target and ‘frozen.’…The show is still on in Wisconsin.
While the union bosses and other leftist groups stopped paying people to protest at the State Capitol Building, they are switching emphasis to smaller groups or individuals.
Yesterday, we covered that the unions are “gooning up” businesses, threatening to boycott any business that does not condemn the governor. Now, we see that they are going to single out the governor himself.
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And, from the book, The United States Marines AHistory, by Edwin Howard Simmons. 1998, NavalInstitute Press”…According to legend, the recruiting redezvouswas Tun Tavern, but it is more likely that it wasthe Conestoga Wagon, a tavern owned by theNicholas family on Market Street between Fourthand Fifth Streets.”
Gunny G: When Anti-Christ controls the internet By Grant Swank… (via ~ The GUNNY “G” BLOG & E-MAIL ~)
“A Constitution changed from Freedom, can never be restored; Liberty, once lost, is lost forever…