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Old 07-03-2012, 15:43   #1
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Happy Independence Day............

The difference between the path toward greater freedom or bigger government is the difference between success and failure; between opportunity and coercion; between faith in a glorious future and fear of mediocrity and despair; between respecting people as adults, each with a spark of greatness, and treating them as helpless children to be forever dependent; between a drab, materialistic world where Big Brother rules by promises to special interest groups, and a world of adventure where everyday people set their sights on impossible dreams, distant stars, and the Kingdom of God.........

Ronald Reagan. Happy Independence Day......

There are 25 million living veterans in this country who are ready to strap it back on and do what is necessary. Gen Peter Pace, USMC

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I believe that SF is a 'calling' - not too different from the calling missionaries I know received. I knew instantly that it was for me, and that I would do all I could to achieve it. Most others I know in SF experienced something similar. If, as you say, you HAVE searched and read, and you do not KNOW if this is the path for you --- it is not....
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Old 07-03-2012, 16:14   #2
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Happy Birthday America..



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Old 07-03-2012, 16:32   #3
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Old 07-03-2012, 20:00   #4
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Happy Independence Day, all!

(My temporary avatar is my son firing a 75mm at the opening of the 2012 CALFEX at Ft. Carson a couple of weeks ago. As an FO, it's the closest he's ever been to an artillery piece. )

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Old 07-03-2012, 21:36   #5
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I have two heroes in my life: My father and Ronald Reagan. I thank God for the 236th year of our independence.
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Old 07-04-2012, 05:27   #6
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Today is one of those days when hanging the Flag out front brings on a certain level of emotion.


Yes...it means something.

Happy Birthday American.

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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.
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Old 07-04-2012, 07:05   #7
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I hope y'all enjoy a happy and safe Independence Day...and keep that powder dry!

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