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July 4, 2010
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"To be prepared for war is one of the most effectual means of preserving peace." George Washington, 1790.
"I am for doing good to the poor, but I differ in opinion of the means. I think the best way of doing good to the poor, is not making them easy in poverty, but leading or driving them out of it. In my youth I traveled much, and I observed in different countries, that the more public provisions were made for the poor, the less they provided for themselves, and of course became poorer. And, on the contrary, the less was done for them, the more they did for themselves, and became richer." Ben Franklin, 1766.
"If we can prevent the government from wasting the labors of the people, under the pretence of taking care of them, they must become happy." Thomas Jefferson, 1802.
"Those who expect to reap the blessings of freedom, must, like men, undergo the fatigues of supporting it." Thomas Paine, 1777.
Jobs In Red, White and Blue
Source: Business Insider.
Hoven's Index for July 4, 2010
Revolutionary War facts:
Estimated number of Americans who served in US military: 184,000 to 250,000
Number wounded, not fatally: 6,188
US military deaths: 4,435
Army deaths: 4,044
Navy deaths: 342
Marine deaths: 49
Source: Congressional Research Service.
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