Jail Bird

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By AB

A bird once flew over a prison and sat on the bars of a window sill
The prisoner fed the bird crackers and the bird ate to his fill
The prisoner put water in a top for the bird to wet his beak
The prisoner done a good deed before he went to sleep

The bird didn’t leave–
He became a jail bird that didn’t know he was free…

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50 Great Patriotic Quotes To Help You Celebrate Freedom — And Have A Happy Fourth Of July

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‘We must be free not because we claim freedom, but because we practice it.’ — William Faulkner

Happy 4th of July!

On July 4, 1776, fifty-six leaders of the Continental Congress signed the Declaration of Independence. With this signing, our Founding Fathers declared themselves, along with the 2.5 million people living in the thirteen colonies, members of a new, independent nation: The United States of America.

This year’s Independence Day — July 4, 2019 — marks the 243rd anniversary of our country’s founding and the birth of the American dream.

Every year, patriotic folks across the nation celebrate our freedom and this momentous occasion with firework displays, BBQ parties, parades, outdoor games and lots (and lots!) of American-made beer, as scores of American flags can be seen soaring across the nation.

In fact, The National Retail Federation (NRF) reports that “Eighty-six percent of Americans plan to celebrate Independence Day this year, spending a total $6.7 billion on food items, according to NRF’s annual survey conducted by Prosper Insights & Analytics. Cookouts, barbecues and picnics continue to be the most popular activity (61%), followed by fireworks and community celebrations (40%).”

Some of the most popular menu items include hamburgers, ribs, potato salad, and hot dogs.

Meanwhile, U.S. Census Bureau data released by the Department of Commerce estimates that in 2012, $368.6 million worth of fireworks were purchased from retailers across the country.

Check out this spectacular display of fireworks in New York City that took place a few years ago (pretty impressive, huh?):

Displays and events like these bring families, friends, and community members together to mark the day and put their American pride on full display.

And being able to celebrate this American pride and patriotism is one of this country’s greatest hallmarks.

Over the years, many have spoken out about what makes America such a remarkable country.

The following quotes and sayings from their statements are patriotic, inspiring, and thought-provoking.

They reflect on our country’s long, unique history as the land of the free and home of the brave. And they show us what it means to be an American and have pride in this country’s values, including liberty, freedom, opportunity, and honesty.

In an era when it’s easy to find faults in this country’s current state of affairs, statements like these remind us of some of the reasons why America is so great after all.

Here’s our collection

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26 Funny 4th Of July Memes & Patriotic Quotes About Independence Day To Share With Family & Friends

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Let’s celebrate our freedom!

The 4th of July is a day for beer, brats and bright fireworks.

It’s a time for our families to come together to barbecue, and watch the beautiful lights in the sky, and maybe even get an extra day or two off of work.

But that’s not what it’s really about is it?

On July 4, 1776, the 13 original colonies of the United States of America all joined together to declare their independence from England. It’s when our country began. It’s when we decided that we wanted to do things differently — we wanted to be a land where people were free to live their lives, that no one person could make all of the laws the govern the way everyone is to live.

We put a structure in place that allowed the citizens of America live their lives with a voice to change things. To stand up and be heard.

There are a lot of problems in the country right now. Everyone is fighting; no one can seem to agree on anything. But what we must remember is that we are lucky to have the freedom to argue. We are lucky to have the voices we have. We are lucky to live in a country that not only allows but encourages us to use our voices to conduct change.

That is what the Fourth of July is all about. It is about the entire country coming together to celebrate our right to change: To celebrate our voices. To celebrate our ideas. To celebrate our choices. To celebrate our freedom. To celebrate America.

Happy 4th of July everyone!

Here are 26 of the best 4th of July quotes and funny memes about Independence Day to help you celebrate on social media before heading out to go meet your family and friends at the beach and the BBQ.

1. It’s time to make John Adams predictions come true!

“It will be celebrated with pomp and parade, bonfires and illuminations from one end of this continent to the other.” —John Adams

2. What a great birthday it is!

“The United States is the only country with a known birthday.” —James G. Blaine

3. Don’t forget you shades!

“You can never be too patriotic!”

4. Let’s celebrate our luxuries.

“America means opportunity, freedom, power.” —​Ralph Waldo Emerson

5. Let’s celebrate our boldness.

“Freedom lies in being bold.” —Robert

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I Forgot Who I Was

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By HW

I woke up one day feeling powerless & caged.
I felt lost and afraid, it was freedom I craved!

I felt like no one loved me & I was all alone.
I felt young & lost, but I’m fully grown.

Beat down by life & my own mind.
I let myself down and I started to drown.

I could not see tomorrow
& felt like I could barely get through the day.

I don’t know who I am anymore,
like my memory started to fade.

Deep down inside I know I used to be strong,
then I remember that I have been strong all along.

I might have slipped,
I might have fell.

I have to stand up,
I have to prevail.

I must be fearless,
I must be strong.

It’s a mental battle
and I’ll make it home!…

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What I Don’t Say

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By AB

When I say freedom
You hear closing cell doors
When you say freedom
I hear soft cries

What I can’t say is peace of mind
What I mean is sanity

When you say peace
Do you mean paradise?

What I wish I’d told you is be patient
What I want you to know is hope exist…

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20 Brilliant 1984 Quotes that Will Blow Your Mind

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Written by English author George Orwell, the novel 1984 is considered one of the most terrifying novels ever written; not because it revolves around scary fictional characters, but because it shows what horrifying actions individuals can take when given too much power.

As you’ve probably guessed, the book is set in the year 1984, where the “Party” takes full control over most of the world’s population. Individualism and independent thinking are banned, everyone is manipulated and under constant surveillance — “Big Brother” is watching them.

The politics and psychology of 1984 run very deep. The members of the “Party” use brutal force and mind control to make sure individuals are kept in line. Anyone who tries to live by their own rules is labeled a traitor and terribly punished.

The dystopian novel 1984 focuses on the darker side of life, forcing the reader to think about the consequences of giving someone too much control over one’s life, making it impossible not to feel anger and helplessness while reading it.

However, the picture the book paints can also act as a powerful catalyst for taking action and finding ways to have a positive impact on the world.

Here are 20 brilliant 1984 quotes that will blow your mind.

But if thought corrupts language, language can also corrupt thought.

We know that no one ever seizes power with the intention of relinquishing it.

Doublethink means the power of holding two contradictory beliefs in one’s mind simultaneously, and accepting both of them.

Until they became conscious they will never rebel, and until after they have rebelled they cannot become conscious.

If you want to keep a secret, you must also hide it from yourself.

Power is in tearing human minds to pieces and putting them together again in new shapes of your own choosing.

Reality exists in the human mind, and nowhere else.

There was truth and there was untruth, and if you clung to the truth even against the whole world, you were not mad.

Perhaps one did not want to be loved so much as to be understood.

The best books… are those that tell you what you know already.

Who controls the past controls the future. Who controls the present controls the past.

In the face of pain there are no heroes.

The choice for mankind lies between freedom and happiness and for the great bulk of mankind, happiness is

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