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Old 12 July 2019, 00:56
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When I hear this song I sometimes wonder if those who died in the Revolutionary War died in vain.

Mama, look sharp

I saw this in 1974
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Old 12 July 2019, 01:11
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Should've posted it in 74.

They were Patriots.

In vane...come on man.
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Old 12 July 2019, 02:39
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Old 12 July 2019, 09:44
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Old 12 July 2019, 09:57
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When I hear this song I sometimes wonder if those who died in the Revolutionary War died in vain.

Mama, look sharp

I saw this in 1974
Died in vain as far as a lack of tactical prowess or died in vain that it only lead to the greatest country in recorded time?
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Old 12 July 2019, 10:09
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Died in vain as far as a lack of tactical prowess or died in vain that it only lead to the greatest country in recorded time?
Neither of those. Died in vain from the standpoint that the freedoms they fought for seem to be disappearing and the tyranny they fought against seems to be reappearing almost 250 years later.

The current political environment of the USA is working towards removing the basic rights of its citizens. With the exception of the POTUS all of the candidates for the 2020 presidential election appear to endorse some form of socialism.
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Old 12 July 2019, 10:27
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The America they fought for died in 1865, not modern times. Socialism would have meant nothing to them. They fought against tyranny, and the ability of The People to choose whichever government they see fit. They would likely oppose Trump as much as the next person. Our current federal government isn't anything like what existed back then. Large standing army (military), international intervention, erosion of States Rights, 20 trillion dollar debt. Socialism would have been the least of their concerns.
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Neither of those. Died in vain from the standpoint that the freedoms they fought for seem to be disappearing and the tyranny they fought against seems to be reappearing almost 250 years later.

The current political environment of the USA is working towards removing the basic rights of its citizens. With the exception of the POTUS all of the candidates for the 2020 presidential election appear to endorse some form of socialism.
So, assuming that the current lives everybody are leading in this country are utterly worthless, was their struggle in vain for all the countless millions of American lives that were lived between then and now?

I mean, granted, a large swath of the current population is worthless but I sure appreciate the sacrifices of our forefathers that allowed me to have the life I've led.

In the end, nothing lasts forever.
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I hate musicals, with the exception of Little Shop of Horrors.
1776 is the only musical that I do like.
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Now. 1782 and 1783....we partied our asses off.

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