Why We REFUSE to Rejoice “The 4th Of July”


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The “4th of July” just isn’t a vacation. Any greater than the “fifth of July” is. They’re dates on the calendar. The vacation we rejoice which falls on the 4th day of each July is America’s “Independence Day.”

“Independence Day” is the vacation, but over time we’ve change into conditioned to drop the identify and as an alternative discuss with the date.

Is it small? Is it delicate? Sure on each counts. However is it petty? Completely not.

America-hating globalists, a lot of whom name America dwelling, would like to see sure recollections fade, sure attitudes dumbed down and sure practices ceased.

Practices such because the celebration of America’s Independence and subsequent rise to change into the best superpower within the historical past of planet earth.

They’re favor to see America descend, not proceed to ascend and by nearly any goal statement, for the previous seven and a half years we now have been descending.

They’d like to see us ceaselessly say and rejoice “the 4th of July” with as little or no reference to precisely what we’re celebrating on that date as potential.

They’d wish to see the phrases and recollections scrubbed from historical past books, not taught in faculties, dropped from the general public conscience. And in these efforts they’re in some ways succeeding.

WE have to be those who flip it round.

Is Independence Day the right identify?

I’d wish to problem you patriots this yr (and yearly hereafter) to start referring to this vacation by its right identify; “Independence Day.”

Many women and men, higher than you or me, sacrificed their all to achieve this nation’s independence from the crown.

Let’s honor their reminiscence and the wonderful reward of liberty they’ve bestowed upon us, a present that’s nonetheless giving some 240 years later, by referring to this upcoming vacation by its correct identify: America’s Independence Day!

In spite of everything, we don’t say “Merry 25th of December.”

And talking of Independence Day, Democrats and their anti-American buddies, are going insane over President Donald Trump’s Independence Day Parade, Reuters reported.

With U.S. navy armored automobiles parked close by, employees arrange a red-carpeted stage on Wednesday for President Donald Trump’s deliberate July Fourth speech, as critics accused him of hijacking a nonpartisan celebration of America’s Independence Day.

Trump is billing his manufacturing on Washington’s monument-lined Nationwide Mall as a tribute to the American armed forces, that includes fighter jet flyovers, navy music, an prolonged fireworks show and a presidential speech.

“Our July 4th Salute to America on the Lincoln Memorial is seeking to be actually huge. Will probably be the present of a lifetime!” he wrote on Twitter.

However America’s divisive politics threatened to overshadow what has historically been a nonpartisan nationwide vacation. Republican political teams confirmed that they’d been given prime tickets for Trump’s speech, whereas protest teams deliberate floats and occasions to mock the president.

Democratic lawmakers have accused the previous reality-TV present host of losing taxpayer cash to stage a marketing campaign rally forward of his 2020 re-election bid, whereas some commentators have raised issues about politicizing the navy.

The White Home says the president will focus his remarks on patriotism, not politics.

Trump’s speech might be a departure from custom. For many years, presidents have saved a low profile throughout the parade, live performance and fireworks which have drawn a whole bunch of 1000’s of individuals to rejoice the anniversary of the nation’s founders declaring independence from Britain in 1776.

On Wednesday, Nationwide Park Service workers closed the Lincoln Memorial to vacationers as they arrange metallic barricades and laid out plywood earlier than the heavy navy automobiles had been pushed into place. Video screens and a red-carpeted stage had been already arrange. Scattered thunderstorms had been forecast for Thursday afternoon and night.

“I feel it’s good that he’s going to talk and get folks excited in regards to the Fourth once more,” mentioned Jacob Mishalanie, 20, visiting from Decatur, Alabama.

Alex Matuszak, 21, who was visiting from suburban Chicago, {called} the occasion a “political rip-off.”

“He’s taking cash out of nationwide parks only for him to get extra views and extra rankings,” Matuszak mentioned.

Two M2 Bradley Armored Combating Automobiles, shipped by rail from Fort Stewart, Georgia, had been parked throughout the road, guarded by navy personnel in camouflage uniforms. M1 Abrams tanks additionally had been as a result of be displayed, although they weren’t but in place.

The Protection Division additionally organized for flyovers by the U.S. Navy Blue Angels squadron, a B-2 stealth bomber, F-35 and F-22 fighter jets, a V-22 tilt-rotor plane and the Marine One helicopters and Air Power One jet used to move the president. The Pentagon mentioned prime navy leaders will attend.

CONTROVERSY OVER COST

The Washington Put up reported that the U.S. Nationwide Park Service has diverted $2.5 million in park entrance charges to assist pay for the occasion, which usually prices about $2 million.

That cash is meant for use to take care of nationwide parks such because the Grand Canyon and Yellowstone, mentioned Phil Francis, head of the Coalition to Shield America’s Nationwide Parks.

“When folks pay these charges, they’re informed the cash might be used to assist the parks to not assist what seems to be a political occasion,” he informed Reuters.

The cash-strapped Park Service is already quick 200 legislation enforcement rangers and has left many different positions unfilled, Francis mentioned.

Democratic Consultant Betty McCollum, who oversees the Park Service’s finances as head of a Home of Representatives subcommittee, accused Trump of “hijacking the celebration and twisting it right into a taxpayer-funded, partisan political rally,” and vowed to analyze whether or not taxpayer cash was being misused.

The Trump administration thus far has refused to say how a lot the occasion will price in complete. The Pentagon mentioned final yr {that a} navy parade requested by Trump would have price $90 million. Trump finally dropped these plans.

Reuters contributed to this report.

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