|| posted on 5-7-2016 at 08:04
|Firstly, it was a joke but if you're determined to go with the facts consider this:
Only 2 people signed on July 4th, the rest signed in August.
More alcohol was consumed prior to the draft being drawn up than was decent.
The FF expected the party to be on 2nd of July each year.
Benjamin Franklin was a noted joker with an obsession with farts so he was not allowed to draft the constitution in case he tried to slip in a joke
Thomas Jefferson wanted the constitution rewritten every 19 years.
Most of the signatories kept slaves.
The Boston Tea Party was actually a protest led by smugglers of Dutch Tea, led by John Hancock, who couldn’t compete with legal tea prices.
“The government of the United States is not, in any sense, founded on the Christian religion.”
Congress shall make no law respecting an establishment of religion, or prohibiting the free exercise thereof; or abridging the freedom of speech, or
of the press; or the right of the people peaceably to assemble, and to petition the Government for a redress of grievances.
|| posted on 5-7-2016 at 04:34
|So, John, what you were saying is that they Americans are celebrating their first Civil War.
|| posted on 5-7-2016 at 00:54
|No to be more accurate call it we beat England( who were using Hessian troops) with the help of France day, also de facto they were English
colonists and not Americans at that that time, Americans were the Indian nations. the fog of history tend to obscure the facts
|| posted on 5-7-2016 at 00:26
|Hmmmm. I never thought of July 4 as being centered on beating the English--which happened later. It is about the Declaration of Independence, which
embodies some great principles
I cherish the idea that all men are endowed with rights by their Creator, and that this founding document acknowledges the Creator as the basis for
these rights, which governments are instituted to protect.
|| posted on 4-7-2016 at 23:50
It's your birthday!!!
|| posted on 4-7-2016 at 18:40