What Is The Fourth Of July Really About?

The Fourth of July is a very special day for America. But why is it such a special day? Many of us have forgotten why the Fourth of July is so special. In fact, many Americans do not even know what the Fourth of July really is. Our definition of the event is a time for us to party, watch a parade, light fireworks, and drink beer. This has nothing to do with what the Fourth of July is really about, however.

When the War for Independence had reached the second year, Congress decided to send the colonies’ Declaration of Independence to King George III. They chose a delegate from Virginia named Thomas Jefferson to write the document. It took Jefferson days to complete the rough draft. When he was done, the members of Congress almost completely changed it. On the Second of July, Congress declared independence from Great Britain. The final draft of the Declaration of Independence was completed and passed on July Fourth. On July 9th, the Declaration of Independence was read aloud by General George Washington to all of his troops. The reading of the document spurred the hope of the soldiers of the Continental Army because they now knew, more than ever, that they were fighting for a cause that was good, and that hundreds of other people were backing them. Six years later, on September 3, 1783, the Americans won the American Revolutionary War.

On July 3, 1776, John Adams declared: “The second day of July, 1776, will be the most memorable epoch in the history of America. I am apt to believe that it will be celebrated by succeeding generations as the great anniversary Festival. It ought to be commemorated, as the Day of Deliverance, by solemn acts of devotion to God Almighty. It ought to be solemnized with pomp and parade, with shows, games, sports, guns, bells, bonfires and illuminations, from one end of this continent to the other, from this time forward forever.”

That is some amazing history that we did not even know about! Why do we not know about this? The answer to this question is simple: we have neglected our duties to learn about our history. We have also allowed our school systems to stop teaching this information to us–not just about this issue but also many other things. Things such as the God-given rights that, slowly but surely, our own government is taking away from us. We as Americans need to start learning about America’s past and the rights that are being stripped from us. One very good way to learn more about the Declaration of Independence, the Constitution, and our rights is to sign up for and take the Institute on the Constitution course and learn about our history.

Learn more about your Constitution with Dominic MacAulay and the Institute on the Constitution and receive your free gift.

The views expressed in this opinion article are solely those of their author and are not necessarily either shared or endorsed by WesternJournalism.com.

This post originally appeared on Western Journalism – Equipping You With The Truth

PANIC: Rep. Just Revealed Officials Expecting THIS Terror Attack On City July 4th

On Wednesday, Rep. Peter King, R-N.Y., told Fox News host Megyn Kelly that nuclear terror threats are “a big concern” in New York City headed into the Fourth of July weekend.

While the FBI and the U.S. Department of Homeland Security (DHS) issued a warning for Americans after terror attacks were carried out on three separate continents over the past week either by the Islamic State of Iraq and and Syria (ISIS) or someone inspired by their cause, White House press secretary Josh Earnest said Monday: “it is not uncommon for these kinds of joint information bulletins to be issued in advance of the Fourth of July.”

I can also say that there is no specific credible intelligence to indicate any threats against celebrations over the Fourth of July weekend.

But King dismissed Earnest’s statement Wednesday on The Kelly File. “This is for real. I’ve been at the meetings,” said King, who serves on the House Homeland Security and Intelligence committees.

I’ve gotten the briefings going back two and three weeks, how concerned they were. And you would not see the manhole covers being tightened down. You would not see the cameras being used the way they are. The nuclear explosive devices in New York, detection devices being used the way they are.The extra personnel being put on, the snipers, all of that. That wouldn’t be there if this was just a routine warning.

Kelly asked King if he said “nuclear,” which he confirmed. “It’s a big concern here in New York explosives, you know, the dirty bomb,” King said. “That’s why so much money has been put into explosive detection devices here in New York aimed at nuclear ones. The dirty bomb is a real concern we’ve always had here in New York.”

In a separate interview earlier in the day with CNN’s Wolf Blitzer, King said he would not be seeking the 2016 Republican presidential nomination after previously dipping his feet in the water.

I would love to have the opportunity to run, to go all the way, and I think I can more than compete with any of those that are in there, but the reality is as far as money … the fact that I do have a full-time job now on the intelligence and homeland security committees – it’s just not in the cards. I don’t want to be taking up other people’s time. I don’t want to have 19, 20 candidates, whatever it’s going to be.

h/t: InfoWars

Are you concerned about security this 4th of July weekend? Share your thoughts in the comments section below.

This post originally appeared on Western Journalism – Equipping You With The Truth

FBI And Homeland Security Just Issued This Scary Warning To America For 4th Of July

Image for representational purposes only.

As Americans plan their weekend celebrations, intelligence officials are tracking potential terror threats leading up to the July 4th holiday. One source recently stated that local law enforcement agencies across the nation have received federal warnings instructing them to operate at a higher security level throughout the week.

A joint intelligence bulletin issued by the FBI and U.S. Department of Homeland Security indicated that terrorists could use the patriotic holiday as an opportunity to stage an attack. No specific threats were mentioned; however, DHS Secretary Jeh Johnson said his agency will be working with other federal and local departments – as well as the American public – to prevent a possible terrorist act.

Capture

“We continue to encourage all Americans to attend public events and celebrate this country during this summer season,” he said, “but always remain vigilant.”

The bulletin came ahead of Monday’s arrest of a suspected ISIS conspirator in Hudson County, N.J. According to WABC, 23-year-old Alaa Saadeh was arrested for allegedly offering his services to the terror network and attempting to pressure a federal witness to lie to the FBI.

A number of other recent terror-related arrests prove America remains a prime target for radical Islam. Johnson pointed out that terrorism is also on the rise in other nations around the world.

While the bulletin focused on Islamic terrorism, however, Johnson also worked in a reference to the recent mass shooting in South Carolina during his recent statement.

“The alleged killer sought to divide us,” he concluded. “instead, his actions appear to have had the opposite effect in South Carolina, where people of different races have come together to denounce the tragedy and mourn those killed.”

 

How do you think we should respond to ISIS? in Polls on LockerDome

 

 

This post originally appeared on Western Journalism - Equipping You With The Truth

Islamic State Predicted Wave Of Terror Attacks; US Could Be Next On July 4th

Former Israeli Prime Minister Ehud Barak thinks that Islamic State is not strong and could be defeated in two days. Barak said this during an interview about the nuclear negotiations with Oksana Boyko in her Worlds Apart show on RT Television.

“Technically speaking they are not strong. Some 30,000 – 40,000 people. Their vehicle is a Toyota pickup and some machine gun on it,” Barak said about ISIS’ military might.

“I think that with a slightly more coordinated effort ISIS could be suppressed. It’s not easy, but it’s not something inconceivable, they are not giant,” Barak added.

Just below those quotes from the interview with the former Israeli Prime Minister, RT News advertised two links to other articles about ISIS.

One headline read “‘Dirty bomb': ISIS has enough material to build WMD, Australian intelligence warns“; and the other headline warned “‘2,300 Humvees in Mosul alone’: Iraq reveals number of US arms falling into ISIS hands.”

The second article contained a link to an interview with Iraqi Prime Minister Haider al-Abadi on Iraqi state television. “In the collapse of Mosul, we lost a lot of weapons,” Abadi said in the interview. “We lost 2,300 Humvees in Mosul alone.”

It is also known that ISIS seized a vast number of US-made M-1 Abrams tanks and Russian-made T-55 tanks. Islamic State has reportedly started moving at least some of the seized heavy weaponry to Syria.

A short while after Barak made his statements, Islamic State terrorists attacked targets on three continents, killing more than a hundred people in Tunisia, Kuwait, France, and Somalia.

Thirty-seven European tourists were killed on Friday by a smiling lone gunman at a Tunisian seaside resort, causing panic and a mass exodus of tourists from Tunisia. In Kuwait, a Saudi ISIS terrorist entered a Shiite mosque where 2000 Muslims were praying and blew himself up. Twenty-seven worshipers were killed in the blast.

Meanwhile in France, an ISIS terrorist working for a delivery company beheaded his boss before ramming his car into a US-owned warehouse containing gas canisters. He was arrested before he could blow up the entire stock of flammable chemicals at the complex. Police later found the head of the 54-year-old employer of the terrorist dangling from a fence at the entrance of the factory. The head was framed by two black ISIS flags with texts about Shahada, the Muslim profession of faith.

In Somalia, 30 soldiers from Burundi who were serving in the peace-keeping force in the country were killed by al-Shabaab terrorists when their base was overrun by the ISIS affiliate.

At the same time, British police foiled an ISIS terror attack during an Armed Forces Day parade in south London. ISIS also distributed fliers in Jerusalem warning Christians to leave the city before the end of Ramadan. In the United States, security forces were put on high alert ahead of next week’s Independence Day after police arrested a number of ISIS supporters. More arrests are expected this week.

A less-reported ISIS massacre took place in the Syrian city of Kobani on Thursday and Friday when the Islamic State launched a surprise attack on Kurdish YPG forces controlling the city that they took over from ISIS in January. ISIS fighters disguised as Kurdish YPG soldiers entered the city on Thursday and immediately killed 18 civilians, among them women and children, who were shot at close range. Most civilians were executed in their homes, and others died as a result of rocket and sniper fire in the streets of Kobani.

In total, 506 civilians in the Kobani area were killed and wounded by Islamic State forces on Thursday and Friday. A local journalist told AFP that ISIS didn’t want to take over the town but came “to kill the highest number of civilians in the ugliest way possible.”

The killings in Kobani were the second largest massacre in Syria by the Islamic State since the organization’s massacre of 930 members of the Shaitat tribe in the eastern Deir Ezzor province in August 2014.

On Saturday, Kurds succeeded in driving ISIS fighters out of Kobani for the second time this year; but analysts warn there is also “a sense that, even as the Islamic State’s forces appear to be on the run, the group is operating with a new pragmatism or sophistication that ultimately could make it even more difficult to defeat.”

An US intelligence official “cautioned some setbacks for the Islamic State could be attributed to commanders deciding to cut their losses and fight another day, and warned against confusing the appearance of vulnerability with definite weakness,” VOA news reported.

As Friday’s wave of attacks showed, defeating Islamic State will not be an easy matter. The organization enjoys widespread support among Islamists all over the world and is expanding its operations to countries outside the Middle East.

Islamic State knows exactly what it is doing and predicted a wave of attacks during the month-long Muslim fast Ramadan last Tuesday when ISIS Spokesman Abu Muhammad al-Adnani urged ISIS supporters to attack Western targets.

Allah may increase the reward of a shahid (martyr) tenfold in Ramadan in comparison to other months.

So, O Muslims embark and hasten towards jihad. And O mujahidin (resistance fighters) everywhere, rush and move to make Ramadan a month of disaster for the kuffar (unbelievers).

One group of non-Muslims that has been targeted by the Islamic State before understood the urgency of these threats and decided not to wait for the next ISIS massacre.

The Yezidi minority in northern Iraq is on the move again and has planned a mass exodus from ISIS-controlled territory to Bulgaria. They are now stuck on the Turkish border and are calling upon the world to prevent a new genocide, Dr. Phyllis Chesler reported at Breibart.

This post originally appeared on Western Journalism – Equipping You With The Truth

You Won’t Believe What The US Embassy In This Muslim Country Just Did About July 4th Celebration

Here’s an idea — so as not to conflict with the month-long observance of Ramadan by devout Muslims, let’s not celebrate America’s Independence Day on July 4th because it falls within the period when Muslims worldwide commemorate the first revelation of the Quran to Muhammad. If you think that makes little to no sense, then you probably won’t think much of what the U.S. Embassy in Indonesia has just done.

As The Jakarta Post reports: “The United States Embassy enjoyed its annual 4th of July celebration on Thursday, June 4, one month early, in order to respect the upcoming Ramadan month, which will begin on June 17 and last for one month.”

In addition to moving the embassy’s July 4th festivities to June 4th, the U.S. Ambassador to Indonesia also stressed not the traditional red, white, and blue…rather the color green, to be more in keeping with an environmental and not a patriotic theme.

“…the theme of the event leaned toward “green” development, which supported the US’ focus on building and promoting a green economy and more environmentally sustainable development.”

The annual observance of Ramadan runs from June 17th to July 17th and is regarded as one of the Five Pillars of Islam. In writing for American Thinker about the non-July-4th-4th-of-July observance by the ambassador and his embassy staff in Indonesia, Thomas Lifson observed:

If you think any Islamic countries – there are 57 of them (not counting ISIS) that count themselves officially Islamic – will move their DC embassy’s celebration of Ramadan to accommodate our Independence holiday, I have some bridges to sell you.

It is a bedrock of Islamic scripture that infidels must bow down in submission to Islam and Muslims, being tolerated so long as they endure humiliations and pay a special tax. Muslims have no obligations at all to infidels, which is why you will never see an counterpart to the submission just demonstrated by the US Embassy in Jakarta.

This post originally appeared on Western Journalism – Equipping You With The Truth