July 4, 2026

 

We are four years away from the 250th birthday of this great nation.  I haven’t heard of any planning for this great event.  While many speak of a potential national divorce, it’s worth remembering that at the time of the Bicentennial similar fears were rampant.  Nevertheless, we celebrated and four years later our Great Renewal began.  And so great it was that it held for decades.  We should plan again.

Nothing is certain in life except death and taxes, and forgetting the lessons of history.  So it should not be a surprise that we are again at a low point.  However, the opportunity for renewal is always within us, if we choose to be actors and not by-standers acted on.

Our best days are still ahead of us, and we will eventually overcome our current challenges.  However, as before in such victory are always sown the seeds of the next conflicts.  Part of our problems now stem from our allowing Marxism/Socialism to take root at home after defeating its greatest manifestation abroad.  While we will prevail in the end, victory will be hard, and much damage will be done before we are able to win.  But that is always the way of mankind.  We are fallen creatures, everywhere and always prone to sin and hubris.

Life is always a struggle against opposing forces.  The only way to lose is to give up.  The winners of the future will be smart fighters who play the long game staying true to the goal, while being light and nimble on their feet, and ruthless in execution.

I look forward to President DeSantis leading our nation’s Sequi-Bicentennial celebrations midway through his first term.  As we embark upon the next great National Renewal.

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  1. Bryan G. Stephens Thatcher
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    Your mouth to God’s ear. 

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  2. Timothy Landon Member
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    https://www.america250.org/about/leadership/commission/

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  3. Gossamer Cat Coolidge
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    Every now and then we need a post like this!

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  4. DaveSchmidt Coolidge
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    GO LOCAL!  In addition to any nationwide (top-down organized) celebrations, we truly need a thousand or more high quality local celebrations that people can attend in person.  Any national event can be hijacked by the media, corporations, and various activist organizations.  [Imagine the media feeling obligated to have BLM, Colin Kaperneck, the latest White-Guilt celebrity, and constitutional scholar Barak Obama giving play-by-play commentary on the ceremonies and celebrations.]  Have something that all generations will remember.  If you want to teach the rising generations you have to prepare the lesson.  

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  5. Fritz Coolidge
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    Timothy Landon (View Comment):

    https://www.america250.org/about/leadership/commission/

    Commission looks kinda Woke, what with half of Biden’s cabinet members (Blinken, Garland, and more) serving as ex officio members, along with  stalwart lefties like Jeanne Shaheen and other Congress critters. Hopefully the citizen members can rein in their devotion to the Howard Zinn historical model. But then this is a year when the America-hater Megan Rapinoe received the Presidential Medal of Freedom, the highest civilian award we have, so who knows?

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  6. Retail Lawyer Member
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    People, even the young, will appreciate America more if they spend some time in another country.  Lets hope the Passport Office and the travel sectors become functional again, and pandemics are held in check.

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  7. Jerry Giordano (Arizona Patriot) Member
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    I think that we have a big ideological problem in this country.  I don’t think that it’s either Marxism or Socialism, under the actual definitions of these words.

    Part of it might be some sort of neo-Marxism, but the whole purpose of the addition of “neo” is because whatever neo-Marxism may be, it’s not actually Marxism.

    Marxism and Socialism, to the extent that they differ at all, both conceptualize the world as a class struggle, with the proposed solution being government ownership of the means of production.

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  8. I Walton Member
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    I suppose we should proceed with the celebration as if what you say is true, but let’s not kid ourselves.  The entire establishment, media, both houses in Congress, the giant corporations, the digital companies, the White House, Democrats from top to bottom senior older Republicans are all supporting the centralization which can’t work.  Indeed it serves China’s interests and accelerates our decline.   Is this not obvious?  

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  9. Headedwest Coolidge
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    I was around for the 1976 Bicentennial. Any celebration was hugely diminished by the horrible economy of the mid-1970s.

    Merle Haggard’s Are the Good Times Really Over For Good came out in 1981, but it captured some of that vibe.

    I’d say Merle’s song is too optimistic for today, and likely for the 250th.

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  10. Jim McConnell Member
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    “I look forward to President DeSantis leading our nation’s Sequi-Bicentennial celebrations midway through his first term.  As we embark upon the next great National Renewal.”

    Amen!

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  11. Randy Weivoda Moderator
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    No Caesar: I look forward to President DeSantis leading our nation’s Sequi-Bicentennial celebrations midway through his first term.

    I think I prefer the term Quartermillennial.  It seems like a little less of a mouthful.

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  12. Bishop Wash Member
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    Headedwest (View Comment):

    I was around for the 1976 Bicentennial. Any celebration was hugely diminished by the horrible economy of the mid-1970s.

    Merle Haggard’s Are the Good Times Really Over For Good came out in 1981, but it captured some of that vibe.

    I’d say Merle’s song is too optimistic for today, and likely for the 250th.

    Maybe we can get another Limey to write a song to help us celebrate. It was really about Billie Jean King and tennis, but coming out in 1975 tied in with the celebration preparation. 

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  13. CarolJoy, Not So Easy To Kill Coolidge
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    Retail Lawyer (View Comment):

    People, even the young, will appreciate America more if they spend some time in another country. Lets hope the Passport Office and the travel sectors become functional again, and pandemics are held in check.

    Endless pandemics will not be held in check until those who brought forward the lab-created weaponized SARS Covid 2 are prosecuted.

    Instead we have let that group of perps slide, such that now they are busy weaponizing monkey pox, in the same facilities used for the SARS gain of function research.

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