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  1. BlueThunder

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    #24 Jersey

    Here's a spot for all to post their feelings about our Independence and Freedom !

    Hope everyone enjoys this holiday, is safe, and thankfull for this great country we live in....We THE PEOPLE made it what it is today...let's celebrate and get it back to being the great nation we all know it can be !

    HAPPY 4th Everyone :rocker:
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    Happy 4th :)
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    Always need to drop in to say happy 4th to my patsfans friends south of my border.

    It's a great country and you have lots of blessings, be thankful and have a good one...!
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    #24 Jersey

    BTW: No disrespect meant to our allies across the pond...

    Guy Fawkes Day is probably UK's celebration day with Fireworks and bonfires.

    I would have chosen Trafalgar Day myself as they probably would be speaking French had Nelson not defeated them in the Battle of Trafalgar ;)
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    #3 Jersey

    235 Years and 2 days ago ~ on July 2nd, 1776 ~ 12 Colonies ~ not 13 ~ voted to Declare a War of Independence against the most powerfull State in the World, announcing it two days later, on July 4th, 1776.

    THAT....took BALLS. :D


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    * We Yankees started this Grand Rebellion.

    * We Yankees fired the first shots.

    * And, at first, we Yankees stood alone.

    * And, at first, we Yankees fought alone.


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    * But we Yankees fought with such ferocious valor, against overwhelming odds...that we eventually inspired every other Colony to join us.

    * We Yankees...were the Heart and Soul of the first War of Independence in the history of this world that was fought not for a language, nor for a religion, nor for privileges and power...but for Liberty.

    * We Yankees ~ and only a native of the 6 States of New England can ever claim that name ~ will be forevermore the Heart and Soul of this greatest of all Nations.

    * Indeed, so deeply and dominantly is our character ingrained in this nation that we Yankees led to Freedom...that our very name ~ Yankees ~ has come to be applied ~ incorrectly ~ to any American, by those foreign to our land.

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    But "Yankee" has always meant ~ and will always mean ~ only one thing:

    A native of New England, home of the greatest Patriots of the Greatest War of Independence.

    No more.

    No less.

    And it sure as hell doesn't apply to anyone affiliated with New York...

    ...The only one of the 13 Colonies that did NOT vote for Independence, that historic day!! :eek:
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    #3 Jersey

    I hope I'm not coming across as an Hater. :eek:

    My point is not to bag on New York, but to celebrate New England's astonishing heritage. :cool:

    Independence Day means a lot to every true American, including the descendants of the courageous foot soldiers of New York who fought and died in that Great War.

    But it means far more to New England, and to its Yankee Patriots, even though most have forgotten what that means. :rocker:
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    Fixed!

    Eff the Yankees. Go Red Sox.
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    #24 Jersey

    And how come they're the New York YANKEES :eek: :bricks:
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    In fact, the original Yankees refereed to the entire Northeast, New England AND New York. Latter the term was expanded to refer to all of the North in the Civil war and by World War I meant the entire of the US.

    Joke....

    A Bostonian traveling thru Georgia wearing a Red Sox hat stops at a gas station where several men much larger than him notice that hat and declare, "I hate the god damn effing Yankees"

    The Bostonian didn't know if his life was in danger or if he had met new friends.
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    #3 Jersey

    WRONG.

    Eff YOU, bub.

    I AM a Yankee, so you can CRAM it, you low life.

    If you're too ignorant to absorb education, that's on YOU.

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    Every native born of New England IS a Yankee.

    And ONLY every native born of New England.

    That's an historical FACT.

    Sorry if that's too much for you to grasp. :rolleyes:
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    #3 Jersey

    I just spelled it out so I would've thought even YOU could follow.

    Evidently I was wrong. :rolleyes:

    Again: They AREN'T Yankees, and never WILL be...even if they call themselves that for the next 1000 YEARS.
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    #24 Jersey

    Ummmm...I think that's what I just said? :eek:
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    #3 Jersey

    I can see that any further pursuit of this subject with y'all is just gonna be a waste of my time. I suggest you crack open an Encyclopedia and educate yourselves: There are several theories ~ but only theories ~ about whither the term originated, one of which includes New York, which is manifestly false, as the term for those folks is "KnickerBocker"...And in any case, all that is KNOWN is that by the time the term "Yankee" became common, it referred to the English speaking folks of New England EXCLUSIVELY.

    And it has only spread by association, since the days we YANKEES led the nation to Freedom.

    Feel free to have the last word, gentlemen.

    As many as you want.

    Bask in your willful ignorance.

    But you'll have to be your own audience for it.

    Continuing this exchange and reading your responses would be beneath me.
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    #24 Jersey

    heh..that's the first time I've been admonished for AGREEING with someone...LMFAO !

    BTW: I'm a born and bred Yankee and my genealogy runs back thru John Alden who came over on the Mayflower....
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    Think about it. If Americans had lost the Revolution, we'd be speaking English right now.
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    The horror:eek:
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    Wow, I was going to let your OP go since I thought it was just an excess of regional pride on our Independence Day, which I certainly can understand. I lived in New England for 17 years and treasure every moment of it.

    But, saying that Independence day means "more to New England" than the rest of the country?

    Nope.

    That's the very kind of sectarianism against which our Founding Fathers from across the Eastern Seaboard, Mid Atlantic and South of a rapidly growing continent were fighting.

    I grew up in Pennsylvania, trace my ancestors in this country to the days of the Revolutionary War, am the great grandson of a Union Army warrior at Gettysburg and the son and nephew of men who served, fought and were wounded in Europe while fighting for the Red, White and Blue during the Second World War.

    Nope, Independence Day does NOT mean "more to New England" than it does elsewhere in this great land, right down to its newest citizen or immigrant.

    While your patriotism is noble, the particular sentiment expressed is misplaced.
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    You can't prove that!

    :americaflag:

    BTW, I'm surprised that nobody has made use of the American flag emoticon. Such a waste.
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    No Jersey Selected

    You really want to appreciate the U.S.?... go live in China for 4 years.

    I love this country, warts and all. So glad to be here, appreciating it more than ever!
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