O ye that love mankind! Ye that dare oppose, not only the tyranny, but the tyrant, stand forth! Every spot of the old world is overrun with oppression. Freedom hath been hunted round the globe. Asia, and Africa, have long expelled her.—Europe regards her like a stranger, and England hath given her warning to depart. O! receive the fugitive, and prepare in time an asylum for mankind. – Thomas Paine, Common Sense 1776
1976 was the 200 birthday of our fine republic and was handily and enthusiastically commemorated by our friends (and perhaps many of the gentle readers) at NAVAIR.
As part of the celebrations here are a couple of Bicentennial schemes (I won’t bother captioning Thomas our loyal readers already know):
Happy Birthday America. Thank you to all those that made it possible and continue to do so.
A Republic if you can keep it indeed…