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Nobodies Opinion July 2014


By Billy “Kneecap” Braddock

I’ve been described as being cantankerous, irascible, crusty and testy. I know that I’m just a sweet, lovable teddy bear. However, there are a few things that really do irritate me. The lack of our knowledge of American history is one of them. We need to change the words of our National Anthem, instead of the land of the free and the home of the brave. It should read land of the overregulated and home of the uninformed.

The way we celebrate historical days in this country has a tendency to get my panties in a wad. Flag Day, June 14, which commemorates the adoption of the flag of the United States, is a little-known holiday that takes a second billing and has little known history, even though it coincides with the birthday of the U.S. Army. There’s more celebration for Cinco de Mayo, which is a holiday invented in modern-day California, and is mostly ignored in Mexico. This year Flag Day fell on a Saturday. Normally, the banks and schools are open. There are no parades, fireworks, or excessive celebrations. Some of my patriotic former military biker friends decided to have a barbecue. Out came the grills, the hotdogs, hamburgers and the beer. While waiting for the chow, our conversation was directed to what we were going to do on the Fourth of July.

This is where I get on my stump. Our government schools are dumb downing our children so bad that it’s more important to teach them how to put a condom on a cucumber than the meaning of Independence Day. “Educate and inform the whole mass of people…They are the only sure reliance for the preservation of our liberty” Thomas Jefferson. A poll taken of U.S. teens found that 26% didn’t even know who we declared independence from. 14% thought it was France and another 5% thought it was the Canadians. There are even a few people who believe the United States was formed 2014 years ago. On July 4, 1776, we declared our independence from an oppressive government. Now, in 2014, we are far more dependent and oppressed by this Imperial Federal Government than we ever were by Great Britain. We are taxed higher and regulated more than in colonial days.

When I listen to our present politicians, I’m reminded that the U.S.A. was founded by the smartest people in the country—-we haven’t had any sense. (since)

I think there is a new oath of office:

I do solemnly swear (or affirm) that I will faithfully maneuver the office of the President of the United States, and will to the best of my ability, to preempt, decimate, and disregard the Constitution of the United States.

I have a lot more to say about this subject. Go to my website and read my blogs.

See you on the shiny side up tomorrow.

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