The Meaning Of Independence Day [Pic]

Submitted by: fancylad 6 years ago in Funny

Thank you for screwing everything up, founding fathers.
There are 64 comments:
Female 168
Eh, American self-hatred is so gauche. This guy (in the pic) is getting old as well. Not to mention, if we didn`t argue over what our founding fathers did, we`d have no purpose for the Supreme Court or the system of checks and balances for that matter. As Thomas Jefferson said, "The price of freedom is eternal vigilance."
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Male 6,694
Classic.
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Male 376
support for xiquiripat, despite snooty demeanor. they teach garbage in us history classes...direct your anger at the curriculum, if you want.
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Male 42
Welcome to the land of I-Am-Bored! Where no matter the subject there is always a horde of "experts" ready to explain to everyone why the picture or video they just laughed at wasn`t funny, at least not when you take into account the plethora of at this point completely unrelated "facts" which they will relate to as if they had a phd in pointless trivia. I hate this site.
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Male 2,422
Siyanor: It appears I will have to put this in simple terms and hope you understand. Firstly, to pretend that the economic and political backdrop (taxation, Proclamation of 1763, etc) of the Colonies is irrelevent to the origins of the rebellion of those colonies is a statement of profound ignorance. Secondly, AN ACT OF REBELLION IS NOT THE SAME THING AS THE CAUSE OF THAT REBELLION. This is a concept I would expect a small child to grasp. The cause has to be traced to the underlying motivations and attitudes of both sides. Specifically, the desire of the people of Virginia or Pennsylvania to be treated the same as those from Northumbria or Cornwall with the same representation in the House of Commons and the refusal of the Home Government to allow it. The Boston Tea party was merely one manifestation of defiance that began with peaceful dissent and ended in war, it was the cause of nothing.
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Female 3,828
LOL again guardingnome!!
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Male 1,184
xiquiripat, actually, your comment provides nothing, because it is ENTIRELY IRRELEVANT TO THE DISCUSSION, which was THE CAUSE OF COLONIAL REBELLION, not the economic outcome of the French and Indian War.

The cause of colonial rebellion, as tenty stated, is COLONIALS THROWING OUT TEA BECAUSE IT WAS FAR BELOW NORMAL PRICE. Tenty did not state the reason for that, but it was belief that the tea was poisoned, as EVERYONE who has ever taken a US history class should know.

It seems you have a learning disorder, xiquiripat.
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Male 2,893
Why can`t he just go with it and blow some sh*t up?
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Male 11
So, our Founding Fathers got hammered and blew some poo up until they passed out?
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Female 58
JoeSmash, did you even read what was written on the blackboard? For someone who`s an "old dude," you sure are illiterate.
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Female 351
I shall never forget, rakoonhat!
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Male 7
This post makes me want to reach into this screen and punch that "getting it all wrong" Idiot in the Boston Redsox hat right square in the mouth.
Then I look down at the comments to see if there is any hope in this next generation.
I want to give ya`ll the old dude lecture. I know it will be lost on most of you. So I wont.
However, the one thing you knuckleheads care about is the internet.
Senator Joe Liberman of Conn is currently trying to make it very easy for the Government to shut down and or restrict your internet.
There is alot of garbage like this in all 4 major english speaking countrys. US/UK/Canada?Australia.
There is very little real differances in how all four of these countries go about their daily lives.
Forget America vs Enland, The DI is about Liberty vs Tyranny. If you 18+`s don`t argue for Liberty you will LOSE YOUR FREEDOM.
Your beloved internets are on the chopping block.

Ok done, sorry I lectured anyway afte
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Female 654
today is the day will smith punched an alien in the face to save our lives. let us never forget.
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Male 2,422
Siyanor: In what sense is he correct? At the time of the French and Indian War the Americans were British. The French and British were skirmishing in the Ohio valley and a French expedition had forced out several British merchants. And as for the "propaganda" it must have been pretty damn good considering that William Pitt, the leading man of the British Empire, thought the Americans were in the right. "I rejoice that America has resisted. Three millions of people, so dead to all the feelings of liberty, as voluntarily to submit to be slaves, would have been fit instruments to make slaves of the rest....The gentleman asks, when were the colonies emancipated? But I desire to know, when were they made slaves." -WP In another speech he compared the Colonials to Parliament themselves in their war with Charles II. And considering that you neither refuted nor added to the discussion in any meaningful way your comment is simply a waste of space. Much like your brain.
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Male 594
I think, though not sure, this guy has more of these things. Where he writes something down on the chalk board that`s somewhat provocative.

I hate his f*cking face. It`s always sour-looking.
He looks like the kind of guy that`s (too much) into conspiracy theories and smokes weed all day.
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Male 29
Canada Day July 1st
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Male 3,819
"Happy Look at me im American and you are not Day America!"

Because no other country in the world other than the US has a day in which they celebrate their existence.
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Male 3,819
"So why not compromise? In the last century has anyone considered that at all?"

That`s what I`m saying, Nido. The winner of the fight between staunch Republicans and staunch Democrats is... drummroll, nobody. They`re both fools.
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Male 1,184
xiquiripat, tenty is actually ENTIRELY correct, and this was taught to me in a US HISTORY class in the US.
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Male 245
"Slavery: Lincoln abolished it because he needed more troops, not because he had any serious views on its evilness."

Lincoln never abolished slavery. He said that in all states rebelling, slaves should be set free. He had absolutely no power over the rebelling states. He wanted to keep the border states in the Union.
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Male 541
typical Red Socks fan...
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Male 25,416
yay for australia! dont need to comment on this one!
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Male 265
Lotta jealous people out there.
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Male 1,299
@Froggybuster

You have quite a bit of verisimilitude
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Male 141
I am thankful for the day Will Smith and Jeff Goldblum blew up the alien mothership.
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Male 122
Slavery: Lincoln abolished it because he needed more troops, not because he had any serious views on its evilness. FACT.
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Male 2,422
Tenty: you are an idiot. Do they not yet teach European History in Europe? Our version. The Europeans had another one of their world wars with Great Britain and Prussia on one side and France (who started the damn thing in 1756), Austria, and Russia on the other. It was a war that included British and French interests in the Americas as well as in India and Africa and, of course, Europe itself. After the British won they decided to have the Americans foot the bill for Canada (fair enough) through taxes. That wasn`t the problem. The problem was that the Americans considered themselves to be British citizens (those upstarts!) and therefore entitled to representation in Parliament like the guys back in England and shouldn`t be taxed without their consent. (Something William Pitt, the guy who practially made the British Empire, totally agreed with.) William
Male 2,868
@ r3tr0r0ck3r
Every day I celebrate the fact that I`m an Oregonian. On independence day I ponder the fact that England isn`t significantly farther away from the Eastern Seaboard of the US than Washington D.C. is from where I live on the West Coast. I also consider the fact that I didn`t elect the senior officers of any of the corporations who padded the campaign funds of any of the elected officals for whom I voted.
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Male 422
@skaterboy17

Well, you`re Canadian so...
I guess we win.
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Male 296
r3tr0r0ck3r,
I celebrate every day the fact that I`m not American.
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Male 495
"Our country was founded by people who wanted freedom. These same people then had slaves... "

They were pretty cool about the whole slavery thing though.
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Male 975
y are we thinking about this so much
go to the store pick up some beers and call all your friends because today is a day to bbq and have fun with family/friends
sheesh =/
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Male 707
In Norway, the Queen have birthday today =)
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Male 187
If the Americans spend today celebrating their Independance, does the rest of the world spend today celebrating that we`re not American?
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Male 425
Do they seriosuly not teach why America became indepent, in America yet?

Our version: Americans started war with the French canadians. British fought for america... Won. Sold cheap tea to get some money back cos of expensive war. Tea smugglers threw the cheap legal tea in water. Britian try to give back land taken during that french canadain war (some owned by G.washington funnily enough) and with a load of propagander from middle class americans, there was a rebellion.
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Male 216
Our country was founded by people who wanted freedom. These same people then had slaves...

Slaveowners who want to be free is probably the most hypocritical thing I`ve ever heard.
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Male 69
@Skeezer1991
Then I guess I did something right last night. Killed a fair amount of grass and almost put burn holes in my clothes XD
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Male 1,184
eggmaster, they were wrong about being ruled by a tyrant. Because, you know, they weren`t.

Tyrant can mean one of two things: an unfair and dictatorial monarch, or a monarch who seized the throne by force. Neither of those were true.

And wrong to rebel? When is it NOT wrong to rebel? Legally, it`s always wrong to rebel, therefore someone will always consider it wrong.
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Male 250
no, patticakes, the height of stupidity is eating a fat mans 12 week old jar of runny diarrhea while jumping out of a plane hoping to jump hard enough to propel yourself into space but really just falling to your doom cos you thought you didnt need a parachute!
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Male 60
This is Ridiculous. They were wrong about not wanting to be ruled by a tyrant? They were wrong to rebel and want freedom? Alright. That makes complete sense.
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Female 1
This guy student taught my physics class...
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Male 3,756
"Happy Look at me im American and you are not Day America!"

Let me be first to wish you a happy "I`m From some South American Country and You`re Not Day" for whenever you celebrate the birth of your nation.
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Male 60
@Tachiinii
.....Your people?
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Male 3,756
Our Founding Fathers set forth to create a government ruled by the people (land-owning white males at the time). Little did they know that people would be too lazy to rules themselves and would become content to let a bunch of sleazy used car salesmen corruptly run their country as long as they just leave us alone.
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Male 3,756
Skeezer, nice Simpsons reference.
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Male 720
4th of July: Celebrate the independence of your nation by blowing up a small part of it.
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Female 465
The height of stupidity is showing off your ignorance.
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Male 9,306
"funny that the original dudes in white wigs argued over the same stuff our current politicians to.

ahhhh Progress!"

So why not compromise? In the last century has anyone considered that at all?
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Male 593

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Male 124
Don`t forget "and blog about it" ad nauseam on IAB.
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Male 38,497
funny that the original dudes in white wigs argued over the same stuff our current politicians to.

ahhhh Progress!
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Male 4,004
I could have sworn Independence Day was about aliens destroying America, and having Will Smith save your asses.
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Male 84
Stay American Stay 2nd Amendment
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Male 1,013
F this guy and all that like his idiotic chalk board!

TY TJ, BF, and all the other wicked smart guys that freed this country from religion, fascism, oligarchies, and other "believe as I do or else" governments.
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Female 4,376
I`m just in it for the BBQ
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Female 231
Hahaha Exactly why I do not celebrate it or many other holidays.
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Male 28
Who cares what this provocative dippoo thinks, obviously an Obama voter.
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Male 41
Good point. The idea to allow people to have the right to bear arms confused people. They only meant that Americans have the right to keep their arms attached to their bodies not get guns :p
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Female 1,077
I`ve said stuff like this forever.
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Male 5,314
@angelmassb, u mad bro?
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Male 5,314
watt?
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Male 7,611
"OK, guys, one more thing. Hey, this summer when you`re being inendated with all this bi-centennial, fourth of July, bru-ha-ha just remember what you`re celebrating. That`s the fact that a bunch of slave-owning aristocratic white males did`nt want to pay their taxes."

- -Dazed and Confused
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Male 15,510
Happy Look at me im American and you are not Day America!
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Male 20,193
Link: The Meaning Of Independence Day [Pic] [Rate Link] - Thank you for screwing everything up, founding fathers.
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