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How to Celebrate the Fourth of July

SmilingDrunk Wrote: Jul 04, 2012 11:16 AM
I don't trust anyone with more than one, reasonably-sized flag on their porch.
NazisStoleOurCountry Wrote: Jul 04, 2012 11:27 AM
Sir, you sound like a Commie mole. I would bet $500 bucks on it, and that's a fact.
SmilingDrunk Wrote: Jul 04, 2012 11:46 AM
Yes, I'm absolutely a commie mole lmao What the hell is wrong with you?

Right now I'm dancing with a cardboard cutout of Eugene Debs, burning the flag, and synching 9/11 footage with Benny Hill music. Now gimme $500 bucks.
Uber Dave Wrote: Jul 04, 2012 11:19 AM
Kind'a like having a reasonably sized soft drink huh?
clarityseeker2 Wrote: Jul 04, 2012 11:21 AM
I understand. How do you feel about those individuals who are flying the American flag?
SmilingDrunk Wrote: Jul 04, 2012 11:22 AM
Nope, I enjoy big gulps and very large bottles of beer. Plus cheeseburgers.

But back to my point. Flags can be cool if the people waving them are cool. Mostly, this isn't the case. Not bashing the flag, just people who wave it and become a walking, talking, platitudinous ball of fake, insecure patriotism.
NazisStoleOurCountry Wrote: Jul 04, 2012 11:31 AM
Sir, your comments are far too gratuitous and simply do not ring true., My personal guess is you actually despise this country, are lying through your teeth and are a paid Obama troll.
SmilingDrunk Wrote: Jul 04, 2012 11:37 AM
No, I'm being completely honest. I just don't trust most flag wavers. To me, that is far too gratuitous and doesn't ring true.

It seems forced much of the time, is all I'm saying. Would I be more patriotic if I loaded up on flags and "Freedom Isn't Free" t-shirts from Walmart?

Better yet, is it possible that I can love America while also distrusting overt, nationalistic patriotism? I think so.

Celebrate the Declaration, and remember what it has meant to the United States and the rest of the world.


From Townhall Magazine's July feature, "How to Celebrate the Fourth of July," by Dr. Larry Arnn, president of Hillsdale College:

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Two hundred thirty-six years ago this Fourth of July, 56 men signed the document that created the American republic. They...