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On July 4th, remember the Fourth
Aberdeen American News ^ | July 3, 2014 | Art Marmorstein

Posted on 07/04/2014 11:13:54 AM PDT by ancientart

On July 3, 1776, John Adams wrote a letter to his wife, Abigail, sharing with her what seemed to him wonderful news. Perhaps the most important decision ever was made by the Second Continental Congress, to declare independence from Great Britain. Such an occasion deserved to be remembered with “solemn acts of devotion to God Almighty.” There would and should be “Pomp and Parade, with Shews, Games, Sports, Guns, Bells, Bonfires and Illuminations from one End of this Continent to the other from this Time forward forever more.”

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TOPICS: Constitution/Conservatism; Editorial; Government; Politics/Elections
KEYWORDS: adams; declaration; fourth

1 posted on 07/04/2014 11:13:54 AM PDT by ancientart
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To: ancientart; flaglady47; mickie; pax_et_bonum; Maine Mariner; Bob Ireland
I'd bet the farm that if Fox's Jesse Watters did his "man on the street" gig at random and varied outdoor locations anywhere in the U.S. most interviewees would be all screwed up for an answer to "What specific event does our country's July Fourth celebration commemorate?"

Tell me if you think I'm incorrect and overly-cynical.

I think most low-information voters (now the majority) would just be all tongue-tied....or take a stab at "We won the Revolutionary War"......or, "It's Yankee Doodle Dandy's birthday", LOL.

Leni

2 posted on 07/04/2014 11:31:18 AM PDT by MinuteGal
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