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Though powerful, Sauron cannot see all.

by tcrog1020 on December 10, 2012   |  FacebooktwitterTumblr

At the store a man who overheard me talking with the clerk, said, " You had better be careful, Big Brother is Listening, everywhere." American men need to learn that they have a spine then grow a pair, and do what is right. To hell with them guys, I swore an oath to the CONSTITUTION, not some petty asshole politician. I keep my oaths, I have shed blood once, and am still sworn to that duty, to Protect and Defend the CONSTITUTION Of The UNITED STATES of AMERICA against ALL enemies foreign and domestic, no matter what shirt they wear or what is pinned to said shirt. If they mean to have a war, then let it begin here. In the pre-dawn hours of April 19, 1775, a large intimidating contingent of British soldiers advanced upon the village green of Lexington, Massachusetts. Their mission: to seize and destroy military supplies held by the colonial militia in nearby Concord.

What they did not suspect, however, was the accuracy of intelligence that had been gathered by the unassuming patriots, a small group of whom were waiting in a local pub for news of their arrival. Various accounts of what exactly transpired at dawn may differ, but nearly every American remembers the meaning of the “shot heard ’round the world” and the ensuing Battles of Lexington and Concord that led to the Revolutionary War and the founding of a new society, a new people, and a new government free from tyranny.


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