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Happy 4th of July!!

Many people will spend today with friends, family or neighbors at a BBQ or fireworks show celebrating American independence. It is also a great day to call a veteran to thank them for keeping America free. Wishing everyone a safe, fun and happy 4th!

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July 04 2011 - US
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    Thanks to American's goodness, who let me to make the living on their land, and their ancient, who create a America, also to their children who service to America.
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    July 04 2011
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    Happy 5th of July too!

    Now, can we just get the people to sign that declaration of independence with all those statements about the rights a Creator God gives and skip the war, destruction, and murder part?  Or have the people declared the declaration null and void by claiming there is no creator?  And how could it have been considered "all men" if it intentionally excluded all women and all local residents who were not of European descent?

    How can people claim those rights, and then intentionally take them away from others?
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    July 05 2011
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    Happy 6th of July too!
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    July 06 2011
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    I actually had a better 6th than 4th. Go figure. I hope that doesn't make me "un-American". I still like good BBQ so that's something.
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    July 06 2011
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    Well, considering that people are still being told 7/4/1776 was the date the declaration was signed (instead of just the date the continental congress approved the wording), I don't think there is anything "un-American" about not considering 7/4/1776 so important; especially as over 1/2 if the U.S. residents did not approve of going to war against the British Empire at all, and the declaration was likely not "signed" until 8/2/1776.  Besides, as far as "independence", we still have "taxation without representation", and most people are actually "celebrating" the 1st amendment to the U.S. constitution instead, which wasn't introduced to Congress until 1789, and didn't become law until 12/15/1791. (15½ years after the declaration of independence).

    And 1776 was not be beginning of the war of independence; that had started over one year earlier.  And the war of independence (or the "Revolutionary War") did not end until 8/3/1783. (Seven years after signing of the declaration of independence).

    And the reason for the taxation without representation that instigated the war?  The 7 year war, from 1756 to 1763 arguing about which European nation had control of which colonies, which really started two years earlier in 1754 in the North American colonies; also known as the French & Indian war, which Lieutenant Colonel George Washington of the British Colonial Militia.  Which was really a war about who had access and control of natural resources, such as sugar.

    And the celebration of the "rockets red glare, the bombs bursting in air" as depicted by the elaborate fire works displays, and the "U.S. National Anthem"?  That was the war of 1812 and a poem written by a 35 year old lawyer in 1814 about the bombing of Fort McHenry by British ships, when Francis Scott Key and John Stuart Skinner were negotiating an exchange of war prisoners with the British on 9/16/1914.  Besides, that was not an American melody; it is a British drinking song, written in the mid 1760's by John Stafford Smith published in the London Vocal Magazine in 1778, and the official song of the Anacreontic Society, a London "Gentleman's Club" of amateur  musicians (Lawyers and Doctors...) that liked to drink wine together.
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    July 06 2011
    ...considering that people are still being told 7/4/1776 was the date the declaration was signed....

    It's a true fact!

    I read it somewhere in the bible.
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