If We Were Free: 100 Things That Would Be Different

By Joshua Joscelyn

I freed a thousand slaves I could have freed a thousand more if only they knew they were slaves.” –Harriet Tubman

Every July 4th, Americans partake in a rather confusing and disturbing exercise in denial. Big and small, black and white, rich and poor, liberal and conservative, the overwhelming majority of Americans take a day off from the job they spend 40-60 hours a week at, bring together the family they never otherwise spend time with, fire up the grill at a home they probably owe thousands of dollars on, just three months after they sent up to half of their income to the government, and spend the day congratulating each other on how free they are.  Read full Facebook note here.

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On Losing a Dog

Originally posted on Marking Our Territory:

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In his grief over the loss of a dog, a little boy stands for the first time on tiptoe, peering into the rueful morrow of manhood. After this most inconsolable of sorrows there is nothing life can do to him that he will not be able somehow to bear. – James Thurber

In July of 2004, my brother James held Dutch, his German Shorthaired Pointer, for the first time. On November 20, 2014, James held Dutch for the last time. After ten incredible years Dutch succumbed to the ravaging effects of hemangiosarcoma, a deadly and unfortunately common cancer in dogs.

Ten years, that’s the deal. The lucky get more time, far too many get less. But we all must inevitably face the end. That end – the only end – is heartbreak. When Dutch died I held James and we cried. I wasted no breath on neat and impotent words. James…

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The Counted: People Killed by Police in the US

615 so far this year. With so many incidents they cannot be called “isolated”.

Source: The Guardian.

Also, according to this article, 5000 Americans have been killed by cops since 9/11.

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Standing for Biblical Marriage – KrisAnne Hall

Constitutional educator par excellence KrisAnne Hall tells pastors to lead their flocks out of Babylon. No licenses … no 501(c)(3) … no more unequal yoking with Caesar.

See Revelation 18:4.

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The Supreme Court Just Gave American Evangelicals a Gift

Food for the Thinkers:

“We have been given a gift: The Supreme Court ruling means we can stop throwing our time and money into fighting same sex marriage and fulfill the words of Matthew 25.”

Originally posted on Ed Cyzewski :: Freelance Writer:

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Evangelicals are tenacious, persistent, and driven when they want to fight for a cause. The problem is that American evangelicals have been swept up in fighting for the wrong cause for a long time.

When the Supreme Court ruled to make same sex marriage the law of the land, American evangelicals received a gift that many don’t want: official permission to fight for people in need instead of fighting against same sex marriage.

Whatever you believe about same sex marriage, the role of government, and the future of the church in America, disagreeing with same sex marriage on moral grounds does not demand a public campaign to prevent it from becoming legally sanctioned. While I remain committed to creating room for affirming and non-affirming evangelicals who unite under the common banner of saving faith in Christ, evangelicals in America should have never made legalized same sex marriage a central moral…

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Fifteen Questions that Are Being asked about the Charleston Shooting

Food for the Thinkers:

DON’T believe every conspiracy theory you read.
DON’T believe everything the MSM tells you.
Do your own research. Use your brain!

Originally posted on James Perloff:

DISCLAIMER: I was not in Charleston and did not witness the event. I am not asserting that Dylann Roof did not commit the crime attributed to him. If the tragedy occurred just as the media has said, my heart goes out to the victims’ families, and nothing here is intended to disparage the memory of the dead.

However, those who realize America has long been run by a shadow oligarchy know our country has experienced many false flags. Some have been used to attempt to bring us into wars, such as the sinking of the Maine, the sinking of the Lusitania, the foreknown attack on Pearl Harbor, the artificially contrived Korean War, the Tonkin Gulf-induced Vietnam War, the attack on the USS Liberty, 9/11, and the various pretexts used for multiple Middle Eastern wars that General Wesley Clark says were foretold to him…

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Are Today’s Youth Any Worse Than YOU Were?

Food for the Thinkers:

I graduated from HS in NJ in 1979 and we used to have RAAAAAAAAAAGING beer & weed parties all the time. It was a small town where everyone was at most 2 degrees of separation from everyone else. News traveled fast. And the cops almost never showed up. Indeed, “local cops” came before “cherry tops” in Springsteen’s “Jungle Land”. The thuggery displayed by these cops here was absolutely unthinkable.

Lots of great points here.

And here’s the video: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=R46-XTqXkzE

Originally posted on Gigi Bowman: Life, Liberty and the Pursuit of Clean Food:

How many of you “old folks” (before the days of social networking) ever went to a party in your youth that got out of hand? You know the kind….where the parents went away on vacation and three high schools worth of kids showed up from telephone tag and word of mouth?

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I know I went to about 3 of those…..everything in the kitchen cabinets and refrigerator down to the mustard and ketchup were eaten. People having sex in every room. Drugs being dispensed throughout.

I went to one where one of my girlfriend thought she’d have a little party and 200 people showed up including guys pulling up on the lawn on their motorcycles. We were only high school kids. I was 15. This was the 70’s.

Today the kids have the ability to tweet, facebook, yik yak, snap chat and God knows what else and mobs can be formed…

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