Monday, July 7, 2008

The Real Meaning of the Fourth of July

Although I disagree with all the nutty "god" references in this, it is still a good read and makes good points.

Contrary to popular myth, the men who signed the Declaration of Independence were not great Americans. Instead, they were great Englishmen. In fact, they were as much English citizens as Americans today are American citizens. It’s easy to forget that the revolutionaries in 1776 were people who took up arms against their own government.
So how is it that these men are considered patriots? Well, the truth is that their government didn’t consider them patriots at all. Their government considered them to be bad guys – traitors, all of whom deserved to be hanged for treason.

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Anok said...

That's why I am often heard saying "Revolution, it's the patriotic thing to do!" Nope, our founding fathers were actually rather big trouble makers!

blindman said...

"Nope, our founding fathers were actually rather big trouble makers!"

You say that like it's a bad thing, lol.