Jul 02 2009
Did you know that the word “holiday” comes from the term “holy day”? A day that is honored and sanctified above others? July 4th is Independence Day, a “holy day” to us, granted from our holy rollers, the Founding Fathers. They didn’t see it as a time for us lazy, beer-burping baseball spectators to rah-rah the home team or run to grab all the sales at the stores (as wonderful as that is).
Independence Day is about our independence from Great Britain! It’s NOT about immigration! Hello?!
I grew up in the 70s and 80s… and all those stupid TV shows and newscasts were about how wonderful our country is because of all the immigrants we got, and we celebrate it on July 4th, feverishly reciting The New Colossus over and over again. Holy cow, this couldn’t be farther from the truth. July 4th has NOTHING to do with immigration, especially the profligate and unbridled immigration our country saw during the 1800s and late 1990s.
“[Is] rapid population [growth] by as great importations of foreigners as possible… founded in good policy?… They will bring with them the principles of the governments they leave, imbibed in their early youth; or, if able to throw them off, it will be in exchange for an unbounded licentiousness, passing, as is usual, from one extreme to another. It would be a miracle were they to stop precisely at the point of temperate liberty. These principles, with their language, they will transmit to their children. In proportion to their number, they will share with us the legislation. They will infuse into it their spirit, warp and bias its direction, and render it a heterogeneous, incoherent, distracted mass… If they come of themselves, they are entitled to all the rights of citizenship: but I doubt the expediency of inviting them by extraordinary encouragements.” –Thomas Jefferson: Notes on Virginia Q.VIII, 1782. ME 2:118
So while that “huddled masses yearning to breathe free” stuff makes for good poetry, a nation that has not a stable immigration policy with ENFORCED borders isn’t really defined as a nation! And the United States of America does not owe its greatness to the gazilions of immigrants that flooded here from other countries!
P.S. Before you start up on your brainwashed blabber about how xenophobic I sound, please be aware that THIS IS REALITY. So get a life. I’m not xenophobic.
Independence Day is about our independence from Great Britain! It’s NOT about veterans! Nowadays I keep hearing how “We wouldn’t be free without G.I. Joe.” Ummm… sorry, that’s not true. G.I. Joe didn’t go to Normandy or Korea or Vietnam or Kuwait or Iraq to set us free. G.I. Joe went to set Europe, South Korea, South Vietnam, Kuwait, and Iraq free. Oh by the way, the government did a pretty crappy job managing the wars as well as managing the G.I. Joes’ pensions and medical care. :-p Enough said.
Independence Day is about “No King but Jesus.” Yes, a shocker that may come to the brainwashed public school masses, where you learned that the Americans rebelled because our tea was being taxed, and because the patriots were free-thinkers who wanted to be secular humanists and live in a socialist utopia! Ha ha! Have I got an education for you– WRONG.
P.S. Before you start up on your brainwashed blabber about how George Washington was a Deist and etc, please be aware that I am a HISTORY SCHOLAR. Please don’t give me quotes from Thomas Fleming, George Wood, and the other revisionists. Go read the writings of Washington (you can start here), Hamilton, Franklin, Witherspoon, Rush, Webster, and Jay, like I have. You JUST may get an education!
Yeah, I’m feisty today. But there’s something about Independence Day that gets my goat. I have that Patriot blood surging through my veins, and by golly, I hate commie coup d’ etats.
So go out there and eat your hot dog and drink your beer. But remember that it was those God-fearing, Bible-thumpin’, iron-backboned, liberty-loving folks who made it so you could eat and drink in peace and liberty.