Happy INDEPENDENCE Day (Originally Posted in 2012)

I awoke this morning to find that many of my close friends had texted me "Happy 4th of July everyone!" I replied to each (and undoubtedly will continue to do so all day) with "I assume you meant Happy INDEPENDENCE Day...."

On a July 4th, 236 years ago, our forefathers declared our independence from a tyrannical king. The date is irrelevant in itself as every day in America should be a happy one. It is what happened on this date that all Americans should be keenly aware of. Unfortunately they are not. While I am sure that the crowd I associate with knows American history it is sad to know that a huge chunk (I would say more than 50%) of our neighbors do not. As I come across people, especially younger ones, I bluntly ask them what the "4th of July" means and "who we got our independence from." The answers range from stunned uninformed silence to France.

So today I wish you all a safe and happy INDEPENDENCE Day and give special thanks to all of the men and women that secured and safeguarded our freedom throughout our history.

I leave you with this:

When in the Course of human events, it becomes necessary for one people to dissolve the political bands which have connected them with another, and to assume among the powers of the earth, the separate and equal station to which the Laws of Nature and of Nature's God entitle them, a decent respect to the opinions of mankind requires that they should declare the causes which impel them to the separation. 

We hold these truths to be self-evident, that all men are created equal, that they are endowed by their Creator with certain unalienable Rights, that among these are Life, Liberty and the pursuit of Happiness.

That to secure these rights, Governments are instituted among Men, deriving their just powers from the consent of the governed, — That whenever any Form of Government becomes destructive of these ends, it is the Right of the People to alter or to abolish it, and to institute new Government, laying its foundation on such principles and organizing its powers in such form, as to them shall seem most likely to effect their Safety and Happiness. 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.
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  1. Captain America

    Nice work Russ

  2. Captain America

    Getting signatures in Queens and seeing the tone of the people towards Obama and a lot of these people were Democrats made me realize he will lose even with all the money he has.

    His own party is MAD as hell with him.

    The people are MAD. Mention his name, some people fly off the handle and I can't write what some told me.

    Guess what my Brooklyn friends whoever is running on a Democratic Ticket does not stand a chance if you bring Obama's name into a conversation.

    We gotten get the Democratic voters Mad and more Mad. We got to get the voters to see that every office seeker that is running for office is one of Obama's pals.

    Imagine if you just talk as you walk and bring up Obama's name it could be a vote for any Republican who is seeking office.

    Imagine posters of every Democratic candidate running for any office shaking hands with Obama.

    WOW this person does not stand a chance.

    Well I got a busy day today. I got to go into the mean streets of Brooklyn and make a lot of people very mad.

    Lets go guys, think positive and lets get this negative bullshit we see out of office and lets keep the future bullshit out of office.

  3. Captain America

    Is he for real this Anthony Weiner.

    The following is posted on the net:

    WASHINGTON - Rep. Anthony Weiner made a 2013 mayoral run all but official on Wednesday - and dropped hints he'll have Bill and Hillary Clinton in his camp for this go-around.

    What normal Republican who is in their right mind would even consider Anthony Weiner for any position. He is a disgrace. I can see Bill Clinton siding with him for they more than likely think a like when it comes to women.

    Wow could you imagine the parties at Grace Mansion into the wee hours of the night.

    Imagine Anthony Weiner. Imagine Anthony Weiner.

    Think if he gets the nod. The windows on 17th Avenue would be pasted with his picture and Gene and Russ would have to talk nice about him.

    Oh my God. He is not for real is he.

    WOW we better get Kelly or Golden interested real quick at least both are good at what they do and I know either one would be a great mayor for the city of New York. Besides they were both Police Officers and can understand about crime and what the city needs

    Anthony Weiner he is not for real is he?

    Maybe I should move to upper Montana where their are no candy stores, newspapers or even computers.

    At least I will not see or know anything about the Anthony Weiners.

    Imagine the nerve.

  4. Melody

    Talking to her best friend and co-worker Doxy along 2nd Avenue & 40th Street in Brooklyn.

    I am so happy Anthony might take a shot at Mayor.

    Do you know what this means Doxy?

    Doxy to Melody

    Better working conditions.

    Clubs on every corners.

    401 Plan.

    Finally someone we can relate to.

    Less Police bothering us.

    Melody yells out in the still of the night

    I Love New York

  5. God to Anthony get real MORON. Oh Babylon how can you pick such Idiots and Demons to run this God forsaking place and if he wins the Demons will have control of this place I call Babylon. Should I make it rain forever my beloved Babylon or should I destroy you with a Hurricane so vast the world has never seen my beloved Babylon or should I send Magog,to destroy you again my beloved Babylon and the Lady in the Harbor she shall be no more this beacon that welcomed The Tribes of Judah to it's shores.
    Behold I come like a thief in the night again and again. My tears run for you and I always will remember you and you shall ride in my mind forever...And as we travel you will see all that was created and you will marvel at what you see. I am the first and I am the last I am the Alpha and the Omega. I am the King of all Kings and those who believe in me shall live forever and ever. The thunder roared in the night and behold I saw the Skulls and the Bones of all those that have falling since the dawn of time and I love you 70 times more than your mother ever will love you oh Lucifer Son of the morning you have falling from Heaven to lay low this God forsaken place Babylon and you the lamb are fighting your brother. What am I to do should I start this world over and should you all follow into the sky and as I look back should the Earth explode into a Sun and it shall be your hell for ever and ever you demons that walk the earth.

  6. Please send all checks and money orders for a copy of the book to Saint Jude once I get a seller who wants it and Voice you have been great and Batman you know I love the both of you very much and Batman I had to leave them all behind for I was the last soldier standing and when I think of them I want to forget and sometimes I can't remember if it even happened, but their was Walker, Sampson, Joe, Chan simple names and simple men who nobody ever heard of and they died in a jungle full of Nazis and I do want to forget it for it hurts to think we were the Devil's Brigade and the others around the country I will come up with a name for them or maybe I will come up with the Devils Brigade 1 through 12 for their were 84 of them during this two weeks in Hell and they all fucking died but me and I buried them all in red clay and this countries has the balls to let other countries burn our flag and than to top it off this demon city of Babylon gives tickets for having my flag on a pole. SHAME ON YOU AMERICA SHAME ON YOUR PRESIDENT OBAMA STOP BEING A WISP AND TELL THEM ALL WHERE TO GO.....Stop burning my flag it hurts!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

  7. Sorry about the cursing guys take it off PLEASE

  8. Weiner, Quinn, the former Governor and all the other Democrats are not for real are they.
    You see this is a Portal of Hell I am sorry to tell you this, but it is and the Beacon of Light in the Harbor is a Statue of Rhodes and this City of New York is Babylon in Revelations and to think this Senator with his fancy hair is a former cop and he is a Republican and his side kick Marty Kaiser are they for real and the entire Republican Party see's right thru these two and their days are numbered this is for sure. Bye Guys sorry, you are not Republicans and I do feel sorry for the both of you and I still love the both of you and I never met any of you. Bye Bye


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