Wishing You All a Happy Independence Day

Today they still call it Independence Day. Who's fooling who? What a joke.

Today they still call it Independence Day. Who’s fooling who? What a joke.

I wanted to take a moment and wish all of America a Happy Independence Day. While you’re taking a much deserved Friday July 4th off as you celebrate the occasion I hope somewhere in between the burgers and beers you find time to consider why Independence Day came to be in the first place.

It was all about securing freedom for the colonists brave enough to endure during the time period when America was just a mere 13 colonies. What actually brought on the revolution was when the colonists reached their breaking point. They finally reached their point of no return and a violent revolution swept the colonies much the same way it’s going to be sweeping the US only in your case with far greater violence, casualties and damage.

Enjoy your Independence if that's what you call it.

Enjoy your Independence if that’s what you call it.

These brave colonists were being abused from much of the same things you are today. Unfair taxation played a big part of what finally ignited the burning embers that exploded into this revolution. While the colonists didn’t have their own elected officials and you do if you still naïve enough to believe so the colonists had enough of no elected officials for representation of the colonies. Representation as a separate entity from Britain and separated of the punitive laws under the once huge British Empire.

At the time there was a much needed cleansing of the current system. I suppose it was needed so the people could start over only to screw it up yet another time. Remember people won’t change so history just keeps on repeating itself. Never have we really understood this last sentence till DR Escapes started. Now after over 200 folks from all over the world we’re crystal clear about its meaning. Seems everyone wants to change the world but no one wants to change themselves.

By now I hope that you’re seeing how familiar this history of events equates with what you’re presently experiencing in today’s global mess. This time though it’s the US government imposing additional taxes at never before seen regularity. This time it’s the US Government passing new laws during secret midnight sessions that’s stealing every penny they can get from the middle class American family. This Time it’s the US Government that formed alphabet agencies like the NSA to rob the citizens of their privacy…you know freedoms that were once the pillar that the nation stood for. Once the US was the envy of every other nation… today it’s the laughing stock and heading up the chapter entitled: Don’t Let This Happen To You.

This is today's version of FREE SPEECH. Really make you wonder if the Revolution in the long run was worth it. The path seems to be one large circle returning to the point of origin.

This is today’s version of FREE SPEECH. Really make you wonder if the Revolution in the long run was worth it. The path seems to be one large circle returning to the point of origin.

Before going on sit back and think for a moment and ask yourself does any of this sound familiar to what’s currently happening today? Perhaps one of the most important questions you will ever ask yourself. Sadly, all the things the revolution sought to end are happening again today and we’d be fools to think the outcome is going to be any different this time around.

The road to revolution was and still is built slowly over time. Many events fed the growing desire of the thirteen colonies for independence. Following are the major events that led to the Revolution.

  • 1754-1763 – French and Indian War
    This war between Britain and France ended with the victorious British deeply in debt and demanding more revenue from the colonies. With the defeat of the French, the colonies became less dependent on Britain for protection.
  • 1763 Proclamation Act
    This prohibited settlement beyond the Appalachian Mountains. While Britain did not intend to harm the colonists, many colonists took offense at this order.
  • 1764 – Sugar Act
    This act raised revenue by increasing duties on sugar imported from the West Indies.
  • 1764 – Currency Act
    Parliament argued that colonial currency had caused devaluation harmful to British trade. They banned American assemblies from issuing paper bills or bills of credit.
  • 1764 – Committees of Correspondence
    Organized by Samuel Adams, these helped spread propaganda and information through letters.
  • 1765 – Quartering Act
    Britain ordered that colonists were to house and feed British soldiers if necessary.
  • 1765 – Stamp Act
    This required tax stamps on many items and documents including playing cards, newspapers, and marriage licenses. Prime Minister George Grenville stated that this direct tax was intended for the colonies to pay for defense. Previous taxes imposed by Britain had been indirect, or hidden.
  • 1765 – Stamp Act Congress
    In 1765, 27 delegates from nine colonies met in New York City and drew up a statement of rights and grievances thereby bringing colonies together in opposition to Britain.
  • 1765 – Sons and Daughters of Liberty
    Colonists tried to fight back by imposing non-importation agreements. The Sons of Liberty often took the law into their own hands enforcing these ‘agreements’ by methods such as tar and feathering.
  • 1767 – Townshend Acts
    These taxes were imposed to help make the colonial officials independent of the colonists and included duties on glass, paper, and tea. Smugglers increased their activities to avoid the tax leading to more troops in Boston.
  • 1770 – Boston Massacre
    The colonists and British soldiers openly clashed in Boston. This event was used as an example of British cruelty despite questions about how it actually occurred.
  • 1773 – Tea Act
    To assist the failing British East India Company, the Company was given a monopoly to trade tea in America.
  • 1773 – Boston Tea Party
    A group of colonists disguised as Indians dumped tea overboard from three ships in Boston Harbor.
  • 1774 – Intolerable Acts
    These were passed in response to the Boston Tea Party and placed restrictions on the colonists including outlawing town meetings and the closing of Boston Harbor.
  • 1774 – First Continental Congress
    In response to the Intolerable Acts, 12 of the 13 colonies met in Philadelphia from September-October, 1774. One of the main results of this was the creation of The Association calling for a boycott of British goods.
  • 1775 – Lexington and Concord
    In April, British troops were ordered to Lexington and Concord to seize stores of colonial gunpowder and to capture Samuel Adams and John Hancock. At Lexington, open conflict occurred and eight Americans were killed. At Concord, the British troops were forced to retreat with the loss of 70 men. This was the first instance of open warfare.
  • 1775 – Second Continental Congress
    All 13 colonies were represented at this meeting in Philadelphia beginning May. The colonists still hoped that their grievances would be met by King George III. George Washington was named head of the Continental Army.
  • 1775 – Bunker Hill
    This major victory for the Colonists resulted in George III proclaiming the colonies in rebellion.

In the end, the American Revolution grew out of increasing restrictions placed upon the colonies (today would be called the citizens) by the British (today would be the Government). One interesting side note: It is estimated that only one-third of the colonists were in favor of rebellion (today would be called the informed). One-third continued to side with the British (today would be called a shill). The last third were neutral concerning the rebellion and break from Great Britain (today would be called Joe Six Pack).

Take notice that many of these past acts at first only created violent protests. It’s only after that “Rubber Band Effect” when the people were pushed to far did the Snap, Break never returning to its original form. Since history keeps repeating I see no reason why this time will be any different.

Over five thousand years ago, Moses said to the children of Israel “Pick up your shovels, mount your asses and camels, and I will lead you to the Promised Land. Nearly 75 years ago, (when Welfare was introduced) Roosevelt said,“Lay down your shovels, sit on your asses, and light up a Camel, this is the Promised Land.

”Today, Congress has stolen your shovel, taxed your asses, raised the price of Camels and mortgaged the Promised Land! Back then they called it revolution and they were correct but when it keeps reoccurring I prefer to call it lunacy and want no part of it. Until next time this is Barry in DR.

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juan j. m. July 2, 2014 at 6:38 am

Wow!! Sobering to say the least. Today freedom is just a mirage. It’s all smoke and mirrors. Everything seems to be falling apart. Where will it end? I guess we all know. It’s very difficult to admit though. DR seems to be a really appealing option. Does’nt it? Save me a spot Barry, I’ll be there as soon as I can. Juan J. in Apopka, fl. Please keep the light “on” Barry. God bless.

Barry July 2, 2014 at 2:35 pm

We’re trying our best but the bulb is flickering a bit. I’m sorry to say the nation is totally demoralized and so are a high percentage of it citizens. Truth not trying to be popular as the truth seeker never is. Remember Jesus as an example and look what happened to him. Stay the course and perhaps we’ll see you sometime into the future. Thanks for trying to help the others it’s all that is keeping us on track.
B

Paul July 3, 2014 at 6:04 pm

Independence day is not July 4th…… and, Yes, the American dream is exactly that. It’s is a mirage! It is a culmination of brain washing, government thievery and slight of hand to make the masses believe the American government is protecting you and the American dream while it has slowly stolen it right out of your hands right in front of your eyes. The worst is yet to come. You can’t own anything and you can’t protect it and you have no rights any longer. ( you think you own your home… try not paying your real estate taxes to your landlord ( the local governement) All the new rights provided to all the various facets of the government with full control over your home, your assets, your rights and your freedoms is now in place and they done all this for your protection. Look at all the new laws enacted for the NSA, TSA, FATCA, homeland security and more. The laws are now in place and you will find every God given right you thought you had is gone at any time, legally, at the discretion of our government. Independence day is the day you find and follow your path out from under this tyranny! I’ll give you a clue….. you won’t find it any where in the USA. If the federal governement wants anything do you think you could stop them? Your home, your child, your bank accounts, your freedom???

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