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The most radical document of its day

The most radical document of its day

In Congress, July 4, 1776 The unanimous Declaration of the thirteen united States of America, When in the Course of human events, it becomes necessary for one people to dissolve the political bands which have connected them with another, and to assume among the powers of the earth, the separate and equal station to which the […]

The Independence Adventure–Happy Independence Day

The Independence Adventure–Happy Independence Day

By David Pu’u I like the Fourth of July as a holiday a lot. It always reminds me that some were brave enough to sacrifice the relative comforts of home to embark on the adventure of a lifetime and in process change the potential of their lives. They became Independent. It was not without risk, […]

20th Annual Fireworks by the Sea at Channel Islands Harbor

20th Annual Fireworks by the Sea at Channel Islands Harbor

This Tuesday, July 4th, the Channel Islands Harbor District will be hosting its 20th annual Fourth of July event.  The event will begin at 8:00 a.m. with a 5K & 10K Fun Run/Walk along Sunset Lane and Mandalay Beach Road.  This will be followed by the July 4th Children’s Parade on Harbor Boulevard.  The parade […]

What we celebrate on 4th of July

What we celebrate on 4th of July

By George Miller 239 years ago Monday, our forefathers did an incredibly bold, brave and decisive thing.  They actually broke away from and took on the most powerful country on earth, violating many of its laws, including treason, to do so.  If you know American history, you would also know that this was not impetuous, sudden, rash or ill-thought […]

America: Mourn … er, Born … on the 4th of July

America: Mourn … er, Born … on the 4th of July

By Thomas L. Knapp I’m sure every generation agonizingly reappraises what we mean by the word “America,” whether or not our present is worthy of our history,  how well or poorly we’ve maintained the society our founding fathers envisioned. The 4th of July — “Independence Day” to commemorate the date on the 13 colonies’ Declaration […]

Oxnard 4th of July fireworks

Oxnard 4th of July fireworks

By George Miller For a city that’s broke, Oxnard put on a heckuva fireworks show last night at Channel Islands Harbor for Independence Day. It went 37 minutes and blew hundreds of rockets to smithereens, much to the delight of a huge festive crowd lining harbor shores, on the water and elsewhere.  No charge to get […]

Independence Day was Born on the Fourth of July not vice versa

Independence Day was Born on the Fourth of July not  vice versa

By David Pu’u This is why we consider the Declaration of Independence to be the blueprint for Liberty. It covers the underpinnings necessary for the pursuit of happiness. It is the God given and legal architecture of these United States, with which what I term “The Suck” (which applies to those who endeavor to control […]

America’s 225th Birthday

America’s 225th Birthday

by Jerry Newcombe 225 years ago (April 30, 1789), George Washington, the first president under the Constitution, was sworn in with his hand on a gigantic open Bible. He leaned over and kissed the book. Many today say he was not really a Christian. But what does the evidence show? And why does it matter? […]

Declaration of Independence: Still in effect

Declaration of Independence: Still in effect

      By George Miller The Declaration of Independence has never been rescinded and is STILL ready for use against tyranny- foreign or domestic, with only minor wording changes needed, if need be. Celebrate our independence this week, but jealously guard it against infringement always. Original text of the Declaration follows. It is the […]

Viewpoint: July 4th – An American Seder

Viewpoint:  July 4th – An American Seder

By Linda Johnston Our national birthday, July 4th, is a benchmark to commemorate the founding of the United States of America as a free and separate country through the Declaration of Independence. As with some holidays and national events, much of the true meaning has been lost among the vacation atmosphere of a work-free day, […]

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