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Organizers of last year's July 4 festivities thought the theme "Good Neighbors = Great Communities" was so successful, they decided to bring it back for the 2009 Independence Day celebration. Full Story
gunner

Augusta, ME

#1 Jul 1, 2009
with all these cutesy-poo "themes" for independence day parades what ever happened to celebrating the end of british colonial rule and our beginning as an independent nation. that seems to have gotten lost in a welter of "politically correct" garbage. i suggest there be some time for re-reading a few currently suvbersive historical documents, such as the constitution itself, the original bill of rights, thomas paine's "common sense" and thomas jefferson's letters among others. it might be an enlightening experience.
New Clear Waste

Brattleboro, VT

#3 Jul 1, 2009
gunner wrote:
with all these cutesy-poo "themes" for independence day parades what ever happened to celebrating the end of british colonial rule and our beginning as an independent nation. that seems to have gotten lost in a welter of "politically correct" garbage. i suggest there be some time for re-reading a few currently suvbersive historical documents, such as the constitution itself, the original bill of rights, thomas paine's "common sense" and thomas jefferson's letters among others. it might be an enlightening experience.
I'm in general agreement with you. Be careful how you promote Tom Paine, however; he was a fire-breathing advocate for independence, but also an enemy of a union of the new states.
flat lander

United States

#4 Jul 1, 2009
so would that make tom paine the first progressive in vermont and all that have come and passed since the last major flair of howie dean who still breathing fire around the state and feds looking for additional income.
gunner

Augusta, ME

#5 Jul 1, 2009
you may have a point there "elmer", since i own copies of the constitution, declaration of independence, and some of those other old subversive documents i expect others to be familiar with them. too many msny of our present political leaders seem to lack such knowledge. for them i suggest reading kipling's "mcdonough's song" and "the old issue" along with "the gods of the copybook headings" as salutary lessons.

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