On This Day in History

January 5, 1066 – Edward the Confessor dies childless, sparking a succession crisis that will eventually lead to the Norman conquest of England.

January 5, 1781 – Richmond, Virginia, is burned by British naval forces led by Benedict Arnold.

January 5, 1846 – The United States House of Representatives votes to stop sharing the Oregon Territory with the United Kingdom.

January 5, 1933 – Construction of the Golden Gate Bridge begins in San Francisco Bay.

January 5, 2013 – The New Hampshire Soap Box is launched, for it is the voice of the People that fuels the torch of Liberty, and it will be the light of this torch that exposes the misdeeds and malfeasance of those who seek to extinguish both.

Want to make a difference in your world, your country, your community? Get off Facebook and put down the TV remote. Talk to your neighbors. Talk to your children. Talk to your elected officials. Above all, don’t let others tell you what to do or think.

Stand firm by your principles. Articulate and defend them publicly with great vigor, even in the face of vociferous opposition from those who would prefer that you be silenced. Don’t speak TO the corrupt media complex. Speak OVER and AROUND them.

Edmund Burke was quoted as saying, “All that is necessary for the triumph of evil is for good men to do nothing.”

It’s YOUR freedom.

It’s YOUR First Amendment.

What are YOU going to do about it?

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