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Sam Adams creator wants National Patriotís Day
AP ^ | April 19, 2010

Posted on 04/19/2010 7:41:18 AM PDT by ConservativeStatement

The founder of a beer named after an American Revolutionary hero is pushing for Patriot’s Day to become a national holiday.

Jim Koch, founder and owner of the Boston Beer Co., the maker of Sam Adams, says he is launching a personal campaign and starting a petition to begin a movement for the national holiday.

Koch said if Patriot’s Day was a national holiday, more Americans would understand the nation’s "revolutionary spirit" and how much the Founder Fathers risked their lives.

(Excerpt) Read more at bostonherald.com ...


TOPICS: Business/Economy; Culture/Society
KEYWORDS: adams; americanrevolution; beer; freedom; liberty; patriotsday; samadams
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Too bad we don't do a better job teaching American history in schools.
1 posted on 04/19/2010 7:41:19 AM PDT by ConservativeStatement
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To: ConservativeStatement
Sam Adams quote that is most appropriate for today...


2 posted on 04/19/2010 7:42:48 AM PDT by jessduntno (I've never been a member of the Democrat Party. I stepped in it once, but scraped it off.)
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To: ConservativeStatement
Mom, there are certain things (can't recall what they are) that are forgotten.

Thanks for raising me to be an American.

3 posted on 04/19/2010 7:44:15 AM PDT by OKSooner
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To: ConservativeStatement
Amen!

I hereby move that we abolish the Communists' favorite holiday, Labor Day, and replace it with Patriot's Day.

4 posted on 04/19/2010 7:44:31 AM PDT by Texas Eagle (If it wasn't for double-standards, Liberals would have no standards at all. -- Texas Eagle)
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To: ConservativeStatement

How about we replace “Martin Luther King JR’s” “holiday” with this.


5 posted on 04/19/2010 7:44:52 AM PDT by US Navy Vet
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To: ConservativeStatement; tx_eggman

LOL. Great idea, but it ain’t happening during this regime.


6 posted on 04/19/2010 7:44:53 AM PDT by SpinnerWebb (In 2012 you will awaken from your HOPEnosis and have no recollection of this... "Constitution")
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To: ConservativeStatement
Koch said if Patriot’s Day was a national holiday, more Americans would understand the nation’s "revolutionary spirit" and how much the Founder Fathers risked their lives.

Actually it would just become another paid holiday for government hacks and a regular work day for hte private sector like it is around the Greater Boston area..

7 posted on 04/19/2010 7:46:03 AM PDT by LoneRangerMassachusetts
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To: ConservativeStatement

Anybody who sponsors “Sex for Sam” (the Amos and Opie radio contest for public sex acts, one of which took place in St. Patrick’s cathedral) has already carved out his public niche and should keep his mouth shut regarding patriotic holidays.


8 posted on 04/19/2010 7:47:28 AM PDT by heartwood
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Let's see...Patriots Day Sales....politicians speaking at union picnics...local news stations doing stories on "real" patriots (illegal immigrants, "single moms", etc)....

Nice idea, but quickly perverted by corporate greed, politicians and the media.

9 posted on 04/19/2010 7:49:14 AM PDT by clintonh8r
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To: Texas Eagle

Works for me. Patriots day - with plenty of Sam’s beer.
mmm mmmmmmm


10 posted on 04/19/2010 7:50:07 AM PDT by roaddog727 (It's the Constitution, Stupid!)
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To: ConservativeStatement

“Patriots’ Day???”

SO un-PC in this day and age!!

Never happen with President Sn0tbubble.


11 posted on 04/19/2010 7:51:30 AM PDT by ScottinVA (RIP to the country I love...)
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To: ConservativeStatement; bamahead; nutmeg; Jeff Head; Travis McGee

BTTT


12 posted on 04/19/2010 7:53:44 AM PDT by EdReform (Oath Keepers - Guardians of the Republic - Honor your oath - Join us: www.oathkeepers.org)
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To: ConservativeStatement

A patriot in the middle of Boston Beer. Who’da thunk.

I’ve been thinking lately we need a patriotic “tea party” holiday at tax time to remind people of the founding principles. It could replace what the original Independence Day was supposed to be and has lost over the years, a day that the Declaration was read to the assembled people.

Any thoughts? Should we continue to have tea parties on tax day, or do it to the 19th, or what?

The thing is to keep it from being emasculated by the powers in Washington, where they have destroyed Washington’s birthday, Decoration Day etc by making them days to have parties and go on vacation. And the people who celebrate have no idea who we even fought for our freedom.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Ddtc4FypXzk&feature=PlayList&p=EA5173CD0E50704D&playnext_from=PL&playnext=1&index=2


13 posted on 04/19/2010 7:53:46 AM PDT by I still care (I believe in the universality of freedom -George Bush, asked if he regrets going to war.)
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To: ConservativeStatement

Never happen Sam is a white guy and not gay.


14 posted on 04/19/2010 7:54:43 AM PDT by boomop1
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To: Texas Eagle
Patriots Day to preempt May 5th being a national holiday.
15 posted on 04/19/2010 7:55:02 AM PDT by Deaf Smith (When a Texan takes his chances, you know chances will be taken that's for sure.)
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To: ConservativeStatement

I love my Sam Adam’s beer.


16 posted on 04/19/2010 7:58:11 AM PDT by puppypusher
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To: heartwood

I share your opinion of Jim Koch. What amazes me is how he escaped unscathed while O&A had to take a break from radio for a long while.


17 posted on 04/19/2010 7:58:41 AM PDT by Oratam
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To: ConservativeStatement

I don’t have a problem with it being a national holiday so long as it doesn’t give our already overpaid government employees another excuse for having one more paid holiday.

Actually, I amend that. If we could have Congress not be in session during that day, it would be a good thing. Just give Congress the day off. One less day for them to work on oppressing our freedoms and liberties.


18 posted on 04/19/2010 8:04:18 AM PDT by Old Teufel Hunden
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To: ConservativeStatement

It would be perverted to a National Day of Mourning for the OKC Children.


19 posted on 04/19/2010 8:05:54 AM PDT by DBrow
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Patriot’s Day is a holiday in Boston. They run the marathon that day.

As to American history in schools, Bill Bennett has written two books on the subject that were designed to be used as textbooks.

He had on Janine Turner (from Northern Exposure and Friday Night Lights) today to discuss her organization which is working on a curriculum on the Constitution and Federalist Papers. It’s being designed with a grade school through high school approach.

http://constitutingamerica.org/

"Constituting America’s mission is to reach, educate and inform America's youth and her citizens about the importance of the U.S. Constitution and the foundation it sets forth regarding our freedoms and rights."

20 posted on 04/19/2010 8:09:46 AM PDT by a fool in paradise (We've gone from phony soldiers to phony conservative protesters. Nothing about liberalism is genuine)
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