Whose Fourth of July is it, anyway?

Jul 3, 2012 Full story: The Washington Post 633

On July 5, 1852, Frederick Douglass gave a withering speech commemorating the signing of the Declaration of Independence.

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Gary

Bellingham, WA

#1 Jul 3, 2012
Douglas had this right. The Fourth of July celebrates the "signing" of the Declaration of Independence. Not our independence itself.

A fine distinction.

Since: Oct 08

Alpharetta, GA

#2 Jul 3, 2012
In a couple of generations, maybe sooner, July the 4th will be replaced by May the 5th as the national holiday of independence.

Cinco de Mayo
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Crooked Liberal Media

Los Angeles, CA

#4 Jul 3, 2012
Obama will eventually outlaw fourth of July celebrations and replace it with the day he shredds the Constitution.

Since: Feb 07

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#5 Jul 3, 2012
The job numbers will come out tomorrow, happy 4th of July.
The correction numbers will be out Friday, or Monday after the WH vacation.
Pull My Finger

Freeport, NY

#6 Jul 3, 2012
inbred Genius wrote:
In a couple of generations, maybe sooner, July the 4th will be replaced by May the 5th as the national holiday of independence.
Cinco de Mayo
And Kwanzza and Ramadan will replace Christmas and Easter.
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Since: May 12

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#8 Jul 3, 2012
America is meant to be for all people for all time. However like receiving anything that is good, there is a qualifier, it requires respect, dignity, responsibility and personal restraint. If not we can all lose what God has given us.

America was founded on Christian principles as proclaimed in the Holy Bible.

The highest, the transcendent glory of the American Revolution was this — it connected, in one indissoluble bond, the principles of civil government with the precepts of Christianity.

John Quincy Adams- sixth President of the United States
It was not intended as an anything goes society as we see increasingly today.

Our Constitution was made only for a moral and religious people. It is wholly inadequate to the government of any other.

John Adams- second President of the United States

People feel they have less and less in common with their neighbors and as an unfortunate result feel that they can take advantage of them without any remorse. It is what we have or had in common that made America great. Not some obscure, indefinable sense of diversity or multi-culturalism, though we are to respect our neighbors and wherever they are from.

Selfish people like homosexual activists, those who advocate black liberation theology, La Raza, communists, socialists, liberals or just any plain old American haters need to shape up and appreciate America or get out. They take advantage of what God has given them by Him bringing them here. Not to abuse America but to appreciate it. And they should thank Him in humble prayer for it as should the rest of us.

No, not just by being an American or living here makes you an American Patriot. Itīs respecting America, what it was founded on and for and everyone else that is here.

God bless America.
drink the hive

Anonymous Proxy

#9 Jul 3, 2012
OBAMA 2012

Covina, CA

#10 Jul 3, 2012
Yep, there go the moronic reflub responses...very predictable as usual.

Since: Mar 11

St. Croix valley

#11 Jul 3, 2012
inbred Genius wrote:
In a couple of generations, maybe sooner, July the 4th will be replaced by May the 5th as the national holiday of independence.
Cinco de Mayo
Cinco De mayo is NOT the Mexican day of independence. Can anyone tell us what it does celebrate? Class...? Class...? anyone...? Bueller...Bueller...

Since: Mar 09

The Left Coast

#12 Jul 3, 2012
Interesting how obama is too busy in france on a campaign fund raising trip to honor Independance Day. I see no reason why the french shouldn't be able to vote in the US.
Wake Up

Plainfield, IL

#13 Jul 3, 2012
Happy 4th of July Ray!
RayOne wrote:
The job numbers will come out tomorrow, happy 4th of July.
The correction numbers will be out Friday, or Monday after the WH vacation.
Wake Up

Plainfield, IL

#14 Jul 3, 2012
Give the guy a break he needs one last vaca before he gets voted out of office, he might as well milk us taxpayers for all it is worth, and yes I see no reason why he could not write a executive order for the french to vote here...:-)
RustyS wrote:
Interesting how obama is too busy in france on a campaign fund raising trip to honor Independance Day. I see no reason why the french shouldn't be able to vote in the US.

“Happiness comes through giving”

Since: Feb 08

Location hidden

#15 Jul 3, 2012
inbred Genius wrote:
In a couple of generations, maybe sooner, July the 4th will be replaced by May the 5th as the national holiday of independence.
Cinco de Mayo
Welcome, mi amigo.

“Happiness comes through giving”

Since: Feb 08

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#16 Jul 3, 2012
Crooked Liberal Media wrote:
Obama will eventually outlaw fourth of July celebrations and replace it with the day he shredds the Constitution.
Not after you've wiped your ass with it.

“Happiness comes through giving”

Since: Feb 08

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#17 Jul 3, 2012
woodtick57 wrote:
<quoted text>Cinco De mayo is NOT the Mexican day of independence. Can anyone tell us what it does celebrate? Class...? Class...? anyone...? Bueller...Bueller...
Me! Me! Cinco De Mayo celebrates the Mexican victory over France in 1862.
It also celebrates that gunk WASPS slather over everything.
Tony

Broken Arrow, OK

#18 Jul 3, 2012
Politicians from both parties have screwed tax payer out of more money than anyone on welfare ever has.
Tony

Broken Arrow, OK

#19 Jul 3, 2012
inbred Genius wrote:
In a couple of generations, maybe sooner, July the 4th will be replaced by May the 5th as the national holiday of independence.
Cinco de Mayo
We need a change anyway. That will be exciting. Besides the 4th of July is getting old and boring anyway.
Va te faire le pompier

AOL

#20 Jul 3, 2012
inbred Genius wrote:
In a couple of generations, maybe sooner, July the 4th will be replaced by May the 5th as the national holiday of independence.
Cinco de Mayo
After you invaded Mexico, stole half of Mexico, and left Mexico destroyed to the point that facilitated France to invade Mexico and tried to annex it! And it took a great effort from the Mexican and help from the North (Republican North) to fend off the french (Bonaparte next generation). Otherwise, the France was planning to supply the confederates to split off from you!

You better celebrate September 3 since that was the day England gave up in keeping you as a colony! But the people of the US always do everything opposite, they celebrate the day they unilaterally declared freedom instead of the day they forced their master to give up its imperial dreams of enslaving you!

Since: Mar 11

St. Croix valley

#21 Jul 3, 2012
Lawrence Wolf wrote:
<quoted text>Me! Me! Cinco De Mayo celebrates the Mexican victory over France in 1862.
It also celebrates that gunk WASPS slather over everything.
i thought they used Miracle whip?
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George- H- Scherff- Jr

Ishpeming, MI

#23 Jul 3, 2012
inbred Genius wrote:
In a couple of generations, maybe sooner, July the 4th will be replaced by May the 5th as the national holiday of independence.
Cinco de Mayo
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