The Old Jarhead has been added to the blogs for Veterans---The guy gathers such a wide variety of information, and almost every day has a "Political Post."
Check him out--- here is a sample of yesterday's post:
Why Do We Still Celebrate the 4th of July?
Excerpt: What do we celebrate when we celebrate the Fourth of July? Is it the independence from being ruled by an out-of-touch government thousands of miles away, taxed at their pleasure, and told to be grateful for it? Is it home rule under our own elected officials who can’t be trumped by the decision of some political appointees whom we never voted for? A victory won by militias that don’t exist anymore, on behalf of freedoms that are constantly under assault from the nation’s own capital? Is it at the very least—national freedom, to be part of an independent nation that does not have to follow the laws of other countries or be part of a larger union of nations? ... We don’t have those things anymore. We’re barely holding on to the rest by the skin of our teeth. Every generation the fireworks get bigger and we lose more freedoms. Bread and Circuses? We get welfare and fireworks. Social workers and outdoor BBQ’s. Government subsidized jobs and a day at the beach.