Trump Skunks The Democrats

 

Citizen Journalist 06/25/2017

 

Supporters of the Democratic candidate Jon Ossoff after his loss in Georgia on Tuesday night.

 

Maureen Dowd
nytimes.com

WASHINGTON — YOU know who is really sick and tired of Donald Trump winning, to the point where they beg, “Please, Mr. President, sir, it’s too much”?

Democrats.

The Democrats just got skunked four to nothing in races they excitedly thought they could win because everyone they hang with hates Trump.

If Trump is the Antichrist, as they believe, then Georgia was going to be a cakewalk, and Nancy Pelosi was going to be installed as speaker before the midterms by acclamation. But it turned into another soul-sucking disappointment.

“It’s Trump four and us zero,” says the Democratic congressman Tim Ryan of Ohio. “I don’t want to admit that. When it comes out of my mouth, it bothers me. But Trump does robo calls. He tweets. He talks about the races. He motivates his base, and he moves the needle, and that’s a problem for us. Guys, we’re still doing something wrong here because a) he’s president and b) we’re still losing to his candidates.”

The 43-year-old Ryan, who failed to unseat Pelosi as House minority leader last year, says that the Democrats’ brand is toxic, and in some places worse than Trump’s. Which is beyond pathetic.

The Republicans have a wildly unpopular, unstable and untruthful president, and a Congress that veers between doing nothing and spitting out vicious bills, while the Democratic base is on fire and appalled millennials are racing away from Trump. Yet Democrats are stuck in loser gear.

Trump’s fatal flaw is that he cannot drag himself away from the mirror. But Democrats cannot bear to look in the mirror and admit what is wrong.

“We congenitally believe that our motives are pure and our goals are right,” Rahm Emanuel, the mayor of Chicago, told me. “Therefore, we should win by default.” But, he added dryly: “You’ve got to run a good campaign. In elections, politics matter. Oooh, what a surprise.”

As Ryan sighs: “If you don’t win, you don’t have power, and you can’t help on any of these issues we care about.”

Democrats cling to an idyllic version of a new progressive America where everyone tools around in electric cars, serenely uses gender-neutral bathrooms and happily searches the web for the best Obamacare options.

In the Democrats’ vision, people are doing great and getting along. It is the opposite of Trump’s dark diorama of carnage and dystopia — but just as false a picture of America.




 

Editor Note     06/25/2017

I agree democrats CLING to a FALSE picture of America that is painted by liberal FAKE news.

They live in denial of reality. Democrats are their worst enemy.

They can be dangerous and deadly when provoked by their own FAKE news to attack republicans physically.

I do believe many liberal democrats have a mental illness.

How can this democrat mental illness be treated?

I suggest tuning into conservative talk radio for some daily therapy.

I also suggest they quit watching and listening to liberal FAKE news.

Conservative Talk Radio Therapy   1063word.com

The sooner liberals ween themselves from FAKE news the sooner they will begin to see reality again.

Am I serious?  Yes. Liberal democrats need therapy.

They need conservative talk radio therapy.

It would be like shock treatment to many but I do believe its their best remedy for their DELUSION.

Delusion

A delusion is a belief that is held with strong conviction despite superior evidence to the contrary. As a pathology, it is distinct from a belief based on false or incomplete information, confabulation, dogma, illusion, or other effects of perception.

Therapy sessions start with Rush Limbaugh daily.

Then follow up daily sessions with Bob Mclain 3PM-7PM EST M-F (www.106.3WORD.com)

Remember NO liberal media watching or listening.

FAKE news liberal media is like crack to liberal democrats. There is but one way to break the FAKE news habit and thats to go cold turkey.

Nut Case With Rifle Shoots Republicans At Basball Practice

 

Citizen Journalist     6/15/2017

 

Nut case who hated republicans shot congressmen at baseball practice. This is the face of hate and a coward with a gun.

This guy is just not another nut case. There are many more like him. The liberal FAKE news media helped create him. They are also responsible for the crime he has done.

Day after day they fill the news with HATE and LIES about President Trump and Republicans.

Every newscast from the liberal media contains some form of FAKE, twisted news and lies.

James T. Hodgkinson is one of their own creations.

Some people like him only listen to the liberal media FAKE news and lies everyday and are indoctrinated or brainwashed to think the FAKE news is real news.

Freedom of speech allows people to lie about everything including the news.

The major news outlets take advantange of this as do all democrates in congress, state and local governments.

If you hear a democrate open their mouth most likely they are twisting the truth or lieing about something.

They say a “civil” war is about to start.

The civil war really started in this last presidential election. It was us vs them.

Sane people who think about news stories usually can see that something is not right about the news or something smells wrong.

Demented people like James T. Hodgkinson believe what the FAKE liberal media feeds them.

Yes we are in a civil war.

President Trump is the commanding general fighting the good fight every day.

Cnn, msnbc, pbs, abc, nbc, cbs etc are the enemy.

Its a civil war of words and words do mean something.

DURING TIMES OF UNIVERSAL DECEIT
TELLING THE TRUTH
BECOMES A REVOLUTIONARY ACT
– George Orwell

ConservativeChannel.net

 

 

Suspect blasted GOP for favoring ‘super rich’ in letters to local newspaper

James T. Hodgkinson had been angry at the Republicans for a long time.

Hodgkinson, who shot House Majority Whip Steve Scalise (R-La.) and four others during a baseball practice Wednesday, had repeatedly blasted Republican lawmakers for favoring the “super rich” in letters to his hometown newspaper.

More recently, Hodgkinson had turned to expressing his political views on social media.

On April 22, 2006 roundup of local arrests, reported in a local newspaper,  noted that Hodgkinson had been arrested by the St. Clair County Sheriff’s Department “on suspicion of battery, domestic battery, criminal damage of property and reckless discharge of a firearm” — charges that were later dismissed.

 

 

Editor Note    6/15/2017

Do I really think we are in a “civil war” of words. Yes.

We are winning more and more “word” battles everyday.

James T. Hodgkinson is a wakeup call to all of those who think they can avoid the battle of words.

People who say they don’t listen to the news do know some of what is being reported by word of mouth.

If they listen to other nut cases that listen to the FAKE liberal news they are not neutral at all.

The north is the FAKE liberal news media.

The south is conservative talk radio.

You may say your neutral but just like in the civil war you will be forced to make a decision on who you will support.

Make the right choice. Join the side that reports real news and not FAKE news.

Don’t join the nut case democrate liberal media side.

How NOT to rob a convenience store, suspect DOA

 

Citizen Journalist     06/10/2017

 

A robbery suspect in Brazil entered a convenience store and drew his gun, only to be shot multiple times in a situation in which everyone was armed.

 

Suspect Draws Gun, Gets Shot Multiple Times in Store Where Everyone Was Armed

 

Robbery suspect in Brazil entered a convenience store and drew his gun, only to be shot multiple times in a situation in which everyone was armed.

Four individuals in plain clothes standing in line to check out when a door opens and the would-be robber enters the business with his gun drawn.

The robber is shot immediately by one of the off-duty officers. The other men all draw their guns as well, some pointing at the robber and others walking toward the door to be sure accomplices are not on their way in.

The condition of the would-be robber is unknown, but he did not appear to move after falling to the ground.

 

 

Editor  Note      06/10/2017

The suspect did not move after he was shot because he was DOA.

This is now NOT to rob a convenience store.

In Brazil, all firearms are required to be registered with the minimum age for gun ownership being 25. It is illegal to carry a gun outside a residence, and a special permit is granted to certain groups, such as law enforcement officers.

The would be robber got shot because there were 4 people that were armed.

These 4 people were off duty police and had a special permit to carry a gun.

Only police, people in high-risk professions and those who can prove their lives are threatened are eligible to receive gun permits. Anyone caught carrying a weapon without a permit faces up to four years on prison.

But Brazil also tops the global list for gun murders.

Bottom line brazil does not allow citizens to defend themselves, therefore the statistics tell the story.

Before you can get a gun permit you have to prove your life has been threatened.

But it only takes 1 time for your life to be threatened and that could be the first and last time.

No wonder brazil tops the global list for gun murders.

In the United States the four people could have been citizens with concealed carry pemits obtained without having to prove their life had been threatened beforehand. A big difference.

I am glad I do not live in brazil.

 

From Brazil to Japan: gun laws around the world

 

 

 

 

Former clinton lawyer James Comey to testify why he deserved to be fired

 

 

Citizen Journalist     06/08/2017

 

Former clinton lawyer and fbi director comey to testify why he should have been fired by President Trump

 

The Wall Street Journal

The ‘Independent’ Mr. Comey

His prepared testimony shows why he deserved to be fired.

The Senate Intelligence Committee released James Comey’s prepared testimony a day early on Wednesday, and it looks like a test of whether Washington can apprehend reality except as another Watergate. Perhaps the defrocked FBI director has a bombshell still to drop. But far from documenting an abuse of power by President Trump, his prepared statement reveals Mr. Comey’s misunderstanding of law enforcement in a democracy.

Mr. Comey’s seven-page narrative recounts his nine encounters with the President-elect and then President, including an appearance at Trump Tower, a one-on-one White House dinner and phone calls. He describes how he briefed Mr. Trump on the Russia counterintelligence investigation and what he calls multiple attempts to “create some sort of patronage relationship.”

But at worst Mr. Comey’s account of Mr. Trump reveals a willful and naive narcissist who believes he can charm or subtly intimidate the FBI director but has no idea how Washington works. This is not new information.

When you’re dining alone in the Green Room with an operator like Mr. Comey—calculating, self-protective, one of the more skilled political knife-fighters of modern times—there are better approaches than asserting “I need loyalty, I expect loyalty.” Of course the righteous director was going to “memorialize” (his word) these conversations as political insurance.

Mr. Trump’s ham-handed demand for loyalty doesn’t seem to extend beyond the events of 2016, however. In Mr. Comey’s telling, the President is preoccupied with getting credit for the election results and resentful that the political class is delegitimizing his victory with “the cloud” of Russian interference when he believes he did nothing wrong.

Mr. Comey also confirms that on at least three occasions he told Mr. Trump that he was not a personal target of the Russia probe. But Mr. Comey wouldn’t make a public statement to the same effect, “most importantly because it would create a duty to correct” if Mr. Trump were implicated. This is odd because the real obligation is to keep quiet until an investigation is complete.

More interesting is that Mr. Trump’s frustration at Mr. Comey’s refusal raises the possibility that the source of Mr. Trump’s self-destructive behavior isn’t a coverup or a bid to obstruct the investigation. The source could simply be Mr. Trump’s wounded pride.

The most troubling part of Mr. Comey’s statement is his belief in what he calls “the FBI’s traditionally independent status in the executive branch,” which he invokes more than once. Independent? This is a false and dangerous view of law enforcement in the American system.

Mr. Comey is describing an FBI director who essentially answers to no one. But the police powers of the government are awesome and often abused, and the only way to prevent or correct abuses is to report to elected officials who are accountable to voters. A director must resist intervention to obstruct an investigation, but he and the agency must be politically accountable or risk becoming the FBI of J. Edgar Hoover.

Mr. Comey says Mr. Trump strongly suggested in February that he close the Michael Flynn file, but after conferring with his “FBI senior leadership” he decided not to relay the conversation to Attorney General Jeff Sessions or any other Justice Department superior.

If he thought he was being unduly pressured he had a legal obligation to report, and in our view to resign, but he says he didn’t because “we expected” that Mr. Sessions would recuse himself from Russia involvement.

Well, how did he know? Mr. Sessions didn’t recuse himself until two weeks later. Mr. Comey also didn’t tell the acting Deputy AG, who at the time was a U.S. attorney whom Mr. Comey dismisses as someone “who would also not be long in the role.”

This remarkable presumptuousness is the Comey mindset that was on display last year. He broke Justice Department protocol to absolve Hillary Clinton’s mishandling of classified material, without the involvement of Justice prosecutors or even telling then Attorney General Loretta Lynch.

Mr. Comey’s disregard for the chain of legal command is why Mr. Trump was right to fire him, whatever his reasons.

Also on Wednesday two leaders of the intelligence community told the Senate Wednesday that they had not been pressured to cover up anything.

“I have never been pressured—I have never felt pressured—to intervene or interfere in any way with shaping intelligence in a political way or in relation to an ongoing investigation,” said Director of National Intelligence Dan Coats. National Security Agency Director Mike Rogers added that he never been asked “to do anything I believe to be illegal, immoral, unethical or inappropriate.”

Meanwhile, Mr. Trump announced that he is nominating respected Justice Department veteran Christopher Wray as the next FBI director. Let’s hope Mr. Wray has a better understanding of the FBI’s role under the Constitution than Mr. Comey does.

 

Editor Note    06/08/2017

Comey deserved to be fired by President Trump.

His notes are only his side of the story. President Trump has already said he did not agree with mr comey’s account of their conversations nor his spin on what was said.

Comey was appointed by obama because he knew he could control him.

Comey is dirty just like obama and hillary.

His notes just like his conclusion that hillary clinton committed a crime but she did not know she committed a crime therefore he would not bring charges against her are not worth the paper they are written on.

Comey is loyal to obama and the clintons.

FAKE news includes FAKE notes and twisted accounts of the past. Comey has a job waiting for him as a political hack commentator at cnn or msnbc etc.

 

Genetically modified food contains roundup a weed killer

 

Citizen Journalist    06/03/2017

 

 

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The 2 Most DANGEROUS Foods: MUST WATCH!

 

Dr. Berg discusses 2 dangerous foods – corn and soy.

Corn and soy contain GMO’s , Genetically modified food, which is sprayed with roundup a weed killer.

When you eat non organic corn and soy which is in processed food and the vegetable scetion of your store you are eating POISON in the form of monsanto’s weed killer roundup.

The corn and soy absorb the weed killer but because they are genetically modified it does not harm them, it just harms us when we consume the roundup in GMO food.

Five Things Monsanto Doesn’t Want You to Know About GMOs

Five Things Monsanto Doesn’t Want You to Know About GMOs

Many GMO crops are specifically engineered to resist certain weed killers, such as carcinogenic Roundup, monsanto weed killer,  so planting GMOs means that farmers end up using the associated chemicals, and using them in more ways, when they use GMO crops. Those chemicals end up in the environment and your body and threaten the health of farmers and farmworkers, as well as anyone who consumes a modified GMO crop!

You can be sure when you eat food that is not organic you are eating monsanto’s weed killer roundup.

Monsanto and GMO lies revealed

Monsanto and GMO lies revealed

The facts are undeniable – science has proven that eating GMOs can cause cancer tumors, infertility and birth defects.

In the United States, the Food and Drug Administration – which is supposed to protect the public from unsafe foods and drugs – is being run by ex-Monsanto executives. Can you say ‘conflict of interest’?

The U.S. government refuses to conduct long-term research on the effects of GMOs on human health.

The U.S. Congress and former president obama have approved the (nicknamed) Monsanto Protection Act which bans the courts from stopping the sale of Monsanto’s genetically-modified seeds and protects Monsanto from being sued. This, alone, proves how little politicians care about you and me.

In truth, most lawmakers care more about corporate interest and getting re-elected with the help of corporate campaign contributions (payoffs), than human health concerns.

 

Editor Note   06/03/2017

 

If you want to kill yourself just continue to buy stuff at the grocery store that contains GMO’s.

GMO’s also affect the coronary arteries and causes inflamation in the walls of the arteries which  causes blocked arteries and a heart attack.

This is a silent killer because you will not know about it unless you have a CT angiogram.

A CT test will reveal if you have blockage in your coronary arteries.

I recently had a CT test and to my surprise I had 4 arteries blocked. The next day I had open heart surgery to repair the blocked coronary arteris.

I had a couple of symptoms.

One was a shortness of breath when climbing about 20 steps.

Another was pain in my right arm for about 2 days that would not go away. This is what let me to the emergency room to find out what was causing the pain and why it would not go away. I also felt like I had light heartburn.

I thought it was just because I have strained my arm lifting and planting tomatoes.

This was not the case. These were symptoms of a potential heart attack or a heart attack.

In my case the blood test revealed I had  a heart attack in the recent past. A narrowing (stenosis) or blockage in the coronary arteries.

They told me my heart had not been damaged. I was thankful and thanked the Lord Jesus for his mercy.

Psalms 119:17

119:17 Deal bountifully with thy servant, that I may live, and keep thy word.

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Trump pulls U.S. out of climate accord

 

Citizen Journalist       06/02/2017

 

 

President Donald Trump took the United States out of the Paris climate accord on Thursday in a dramatic Rose Garden statement which lashed out at foreign leaders.
America first: Trump was unrepentant in saying he was standing up for U.S. interests. ‘We don’t want other leaders and other countries laughing at us anymore. And they won’t be. They won’t be,’ the president said in the Rose Garden.

http://www.climatedepot.com

http://www.anycalculator.com/greenhousegascalculator.html

Global warming/climate change HOAX explained

 

 

DailyMail.com

Francesca Chambers

  • Donald Trump is pulling the United States out of the Paris climate agreement that Barack Obama entered
  • President says he is protecting American jobs and accuses treaty of being designed to redistribute U.S. wealth to other countries
  • ‘I was elected to represent the citizens of Pittsburgh not Paris,’ he said – ‘It is time to make America great again.’
  • Obama reacted before Trump even finishing speaking, saying action means U.S. joins a small handful of nations that reject the future’
  • Trump told ‘foreign leaders in Europe, Asia and across the world’ they would not have a say over American jobs and American growth
  • Syria and Nicaragua are only other countries not in deal whose backers say is vital to stopping average temperatures growing by more than 2C this century
  • Ivanka Trump and Jared Kushner were said to have lobbied to stay in – and were not at the Rose Garden to witness the decision being announced  
Citizen Journalist  Note     06/02/2017
Climate change is normal. Global warming/climate change is a lie.
Climate change used to describe  the global warming myth is a term that is misleading.
President Trump does not believe in the global warming/climate change HOAX.

Global Warming

“Global warming” refers to the global-average temperature increase that has been observed over the last one hundred years or more. But to many politicians and the public, the term carries the implication that mankind is responsible for that warming.

This website describes evidence from my group’s government-funded research that suggests global warming is mostly natural, and that the climate system is quite insensitive to humanity’s greenhouse gas emissions and aerosol pollution.

Small, chaotic fluctuations in atmospheric and oceanic circulation systems can cause small changes in global average cloudiness, this is all that is necessary to cause climate change.

You don’t need the sun, or any other ‘external’ influence (although these are also possible…but for now I’ll let others work on that). It is simply what the climate system does.

This is actually quite easy for meteorologists to believe, since we understand how complex weather processes are. Your local TV meteorologist is probably a closet ‘skeptic’ regarding mankind’s influence on climate.

Climate change — it happens, with or without our help.

Mankind is not responsible for small chaotic fluctuations in atmospheric and oceanic circulation systems that can cause small changes in global average cloudiness which is all that is necessary to cause real climate change.

Real climate change is natural and is in no way man made.

Global warming/climate change is a myth that is presented as real using manipulated computer data.

Global warming/climate change HOAX explained

 

This is a great example of how President Trump is making America great again.

Thank you President Trump for not bowing to waco enviromentalists and their global warming/climate change lie that is taught as real science.

Global Warming/Climate Change = Hundreds of TV, Radio, Newspaper, Magazine and Movie depictions + Your Imagination

 

 

 

 

Nation passed its judgment on FLAKE kathy griffin disgusting stunt

Citizen Journalist      06/01/2017

 

John Podhoretz (New York Post)

In her bubble, Kathy Griffin thought nothing was out of bounds in mocking Trump

FLAKE kathy griffin. Times Square Rolex knockoff of Joan Rivers knew the photograph of her holding the decapitated and bloody head of the president of the United States was edgy and provocative.

Imagine living in a bubble so impermeable it didn’t occur to you that retailing a photograph of a decapitated president’s head would be a horrendous career move — a bubble in which you don’t know anyone who doesn’t think the world would be a better place once Donald Trump had had his head cut off.

That is the world Kathy Griffin lives in.

This Times Square Rolex knockoff of Joan Rivers knew the photograph of her holding the decapitated and bloody head of the president of the United States was edgy and provocative.

That’s why she was excited to pose for it. That’s why she sent it to TMZ. That’s why she initially defended the picture to the journalist Yashar Ali by claiming it was “art.”

But in her heart of hearts, Kathy Griffin is no more a provocateur than Tickle-Me Elmo. Her professional life has been about making fun of people who try and fail to achieve genuinely deserved American celebrity. That’s very nearly the opposite of risky. Making fun of a Kardashian is about as daring as smoking a clove cigarette.

And that’s why it only took her two hours to realize she had done something disastrously self-destructive — and to try to salvage her career by disowning what she had done.

Usually there’s a cycle in these controversies. First, the controversialist responds with obnoxious contempt to those who are shocked. Second, as the number of enraged Tweets begins to rise into the thousands, the contempt turns to anger as the controversialist believes she’s being defamed.

Then, as it becomes clear to the controversialist that she crossed a line she shouldn’t have crossed, she says she is sorry if she offended anybody and deletes the offense from social media.

Griffin didn’t go through these stages. No, in incredibly short order, she posted a video in which she looked even more terrified than the martyred ISIS hostages whose deaths she had just mocked so repulsively. In that video, she issued an apology whose abjectness belied its candor.

She surrendered any pretense to being an “artist” making a statement and basically begged the world not to punish her for her misdeed.

Griffin only knew she had done wrong because of the swiftness with which the nation passed its judgment on her disgusting stunt.

 

 

Citiizen Journalist  Note    06/01/2017

 

Griffin is just another example of crazy liberals who don’t think about what the say or do.

They automatically vent their virtual rage without hesitation or question.

These include the majority of the national and local media and  do anything to get attention celebrities .

People who don’t hesitate and ask themselves why am I repeating what I heard on the news or why do I have an inner rage against President Trump.

Many people who act like wild animals when it comes to President Trump do so in a manner as a wild animal. They rage against President Trump automatically almost with an animal instinct.

These same FLAKES hear the liberal FAKE news and believe it.

They are NO different than a dog barking at a car or truck just because its a car or truck.

A dog barks to defend its territory. It just knows to bark when confronted with a nearby car or truck.

Liberal FLAKES think like a dog and act on instinct alone without considering why they react when stimulated by the liberal news media.

They will continue to “bark” like a dog the whole time President Trump is in office just because they react without thinking just like a dog does.

The Two Most Dangerous Foods

Citizen Journalist    5/30/2017

 

 

Dr. Berg discusses 2 dangerous foods – corn and soy.

Corn and soy contain gmo. Gmo is a chemical that allows corn and soy to grow but kill weeds and grass. Monsanto owns the chemical gmo.

Obama passed a law in the middle of the night that protects monsanto from being sued because of the gmo in corn and soy.

You are eating the poison that was sprayed on corn and soy because of gmo. Monsanto knows this and so does obama.

Avoid corn and soy unless it is organic grown corn and soy.

Avoid processed foods also.

Eat kale, brockley and brussels sprouts. These begin to reverse the effects of the poison in soy and corn.

Read all labels and avoid gmo grown foods!!!
Here’s the links to the food guide to avoid GMO foods:
http://www.nongmoshoppingguide.com/do…
http://nongmoshoppingguide.com/

http://www.scientificamerican.com/art…

http://blog.oup.com/2016/03/dangers-g…

https://theintercept.com/2016/05/17/n…

https://www.baumhedlundlaw.com/toxic-…

 

Corn and soy grown using gmo is poison.

Monsanto knows this as does obama who passed a bill in the middle of the night to protect monsanto from being sued over gmo.

The clogged Artery Myth Explained

Freedom is not free

 

Citizen Journalist   05/29/2017

 

Paul Harvey

A Must Read Memorial Day Message By Paul Harvey

Our Founding Fathers:
Have you ever wondered what happened to the 56 men who signed the Declaration of Independence?
Five signers were captured by the British as traitors and tortured before they died. Twelve had their homes ransacked and burned.
Two lost their sons serving in the Revolutionary Army; another had two sons captured. Nine of the 56 fought and died from wounds or hardships of the Revolutionary War.
They signed and they pledged their lives, their fortunes and their sacred honor.
What kind of men were they?
Twenty-four were lawyers and jurists. Eleven were merchants; Nine were farmers and large plantation owners; men of means, well educated. But they signed the Declaration of Independence knowing full well that the penalty would be death if they were captured.
Carter Braxton of Virginia, a wealthy planter and trader, saw his ships swept from the seas by the British Navy. He sold his home and properties to pay his debts, and died in rags.
Thomas McKean was so hounded by the British that he was forced to move his family almost constantly. He served in the Congress without pay, while his family was kept in hiding. His possessions were taken from him, and poverty was his reward.
Vandals or soldiers looted the properties of Eillery, Hall, Clymer, Walton, Gwinnett, Heyward, Ruttledge and Middleton.
At the battle of Yorktown, Thomas Nelson, Jr. noted that the British General, Cornwallis, had taken over the Nelson home for his headquarters. He quietly urged General George Washington to open fire. The home was destroyed, and Nelson died bankrupt.
Francis Lewis had his home and properties destroyed. The enemy jailed his wife, and she died within a few months.
John Hart was driven from his wife’s bedside as she was dying. Their 13 children fled for their lives. His fields and his gristmill were laid to waste. For more than a year he lived in forests and caves, returning home to find his wife dead and his children vanished. A few weeks later he died from exhaustion and a broken heart.
Morris and Livingston suffered similiar fates.
Such were the stories and sacrifices of the American Revolution. These were not wild-eyed, rabble-rousing ruffians. They were soft-spoken men of means and education. They had security, but they valued liberty more.
Standing tall, straight and unwavering, they pledged: “For the support of this Declaration, with firm reliance on the protection of the divine providence, we mutually pledge to each other, our lives, our fortunes and our sacred honor.”
They gave you and me a free and independent America. The history books never told you a lot about what happened in the Revolutionary War. We didn’t just fight the British; We were British subjects at that time and we fought our own government!
Some of us take these liberties so much for granted, but we shouldn’t.
So, take a few minutes while enjoying your holiday, and silently thank these and other patriots like them. And remember: Freedom is never free!
Citizen Journalist Note   05/29/2017
Freedom is never free. I agree.
Patriots have died for your freedom in the USA.
Memorial day is a day to remember those who have died for your freedom.
Today those freedoms are being taken away by the federal and state governments.
Today washington dc is run by lobbists and their money.
Congress is a disgrace.
The liberal news media is an enemy of the people.
There is a reason not to just give up and say what does it matter anyway.
The reason is people have died for your freedom to live in a country where you have more freedom still than any other country on earth.
The people who died for your freedom did not give up and were patriots.
Remember them this day and honor them with a life that values freedom and is willing to die for it like them.
Freedom is not free.