DECLARE YOUR INDEPENDENCE FROM TYRANNY, AMERICA

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(John Whitehead, The Rutherford Institute) Imagine living in a country where armed soldiers crash through doors to arrest and imprison citizens merely for criticizing government officials.
Imagine that in this very same country, you’re watched all the time, and if you look even a little bit suspicious, the police stop and frisk you or pull you over to search you on the off chance you’re doing something illegal.
Keep in mind that if you have a firearm of any kind (or anything that resembled a firearm) while in this country, it may get you arrested and, in some circumstances, shot by police.
If you’re thinking this sounds like America today, you wouldn’t be far wrong.
However, the scenario described above took place more than 200 years ago, when American colonists suffered under Great Britain’s version of an early police state. It was only when…Read the rest at the Rutherford Institute

Today in Southern History: The Declaration of Independence

4 July 1776  

On this date in 1776…

The Second Continental Congress announced that it had unanimously adopted the Declaration of Independence, largely authored by Thomas Jefferson. (Actually adopted and signed on the 2ndof July)

Other Years:
  • 1584 – An expedition Sir Walter Raleigh dispatched and led by Philip Amadas and Arthur Barlowe to explore the eastern coast of North America arrived with the first colonists on Roanoke Island to establish Sir Walter Raleigh’s colony.
  • 1777 – Shawnee warriors attacked Boonesborough for a second time in four months. Again, the stockade proved too strong against the Shawnee assault and the Indians broke off the attack.
  • 1803 – The Louisiana Purchase was announced to the American people.
  • 1828 – Confederate General John Johnston Pettigrew was born in Tyrrell County, North Carolina.
  • 1863 – Vicksburg, Mississippi fell to federal forces.
  • 1863 – More than six hundred died in a failed Confederate assault on federal forts around Helena, Arkansas in an effort to relieve pressure on the besieged town of Vicksburg, Mississippi by drawing away federal troops.
  • 1870 – The Great Steamboat Race ended when the Robert E. Lee reached St. Louis, Missouri six hours and thirty-six minutes ahead of the Natchez.
  • 1881 – Booker T. Washington established the Tuskegee Institute in Tuskegee, Alabama.
  • 1984 – Richard Petty won his 200th and final victory in the Firecracker 400 at Daytona International Speedway.

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Today in Southern History: Pickett’s Charge

3 July 1863  

On this date in 1863…

Confederate generals George Pickett and John Pettigrew launched their divisions on a doomed charge up Cemetery Ridge at Gettysburg, Pennsylvania. After ineffective artillery fire began the battle, Pickets Division was practically destroyed by massed federal rifle and artillery fire, but even still managed to reach and briefly take a small part of the federal line before being repulsed by a counter attack.

Other Years:
  • 1724 – Frenchman Etienne Veniard de Bourgmont left Fort Orleans to meet with the Padoucas tribe in an effort to establish peace and trade with them. He is accompanied by 100 Missouri and 64 Osage warriors.
  • 1775 – Gen. George Washington took command of the Continental Army.
  • 1962 – Jackie Robinson of Cairo, Georgia became the first black player to be inducted into the National Baseball Hall of Fame.
  • 1990 – The members of the 2 Live Crew rap group were formally charged with obscenity in Florida.
  • 1994 – According to the Texas Department of Public Safety, This is the deadliest day in Texas traffic history, with forty-six people were killed in crashes on the state’s highways.
  • 1997 – Mississippi became the first state to settle the tobacco lawsuit.

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Pro-Lifers On Offense

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Post-Dobbs, social conservatives must take the lead in the conservative movement.

(The American Conservative) The overturn of Roe is a matter of great rejoicing. It is also only a little cloud, the end of the beginning, which promises rains and storms to come. America has put the question of human and legal personhood to the people and their elected representatives before, and, a house divided, it did not go happily.
We who have prayed and labored for life have had 49 years to consider what might come after Roe. But a people of little faith, too small an imagination, we still seem caught by surprise. Now is a moment when America can be a laboratory of democratic self-rule and each state an experiment, yet disappointingly Gov. Glenn Younkin in Virginia and Gov. Ron DeSantis in Florida have only summoned forth the will and creativity to do the bare minimum expected by pro-life voters, a 15-week restriction, more liberal than France, Spain, Italy, Germany, and Switzerland. Redder states, too, with courageous trigger laws in place that ban the murder of the unborn, might still have anticipated the response of the left. This was only ever to be a start…Read the rest at the American Conservative