Founding Father John Adams, who served as our second POTUS, foresaw the yearly marking of Independence Day as one of celebration, with “guns, bells, bonfires”… and I am sure he would have approved of today’s Washington DC July 4th parade, with two Bradley armored vehicles, two Abrams tanks, a procession of aircraft, including Air Force One and the Blue Angels, roaring through the skies. 🙂

(Letter from John Adams to Abigail Adams, 3 July 1776, “Had a Declaration…” [electronic edition]. Adams Family Papers: An Electronic Archive. Massachusetts Historical Society. )

And we will not let the Leftists who hate America rain on our parade.

This week, the NYT published this absurd nonsense:

“The myth of America as the greatest nation on earth is at best outdated and at worst, wildly inaccurate.”

Today’s NY Post is a welcome rebuttal:

…America didn’t complete the project of freedom on that broiling day in Philly, but…On July 4, 1776, we began setting up the greatest opportunity for human flourishing the world has ever known, and our example continues to be the world’s beacon. The United States of America isn’t perfect. We’re merely the best….

Happy July 4th, everyone!

Via CNS News.

Americans declared their independence from Britain on July 2, 1776, a date that John Adams called “the most memorable epocha in the history of America.”

Congress approved the Declaration two days later, on July 4, which we now celebrate as Independence Day.

Writing to his wife on July 3, 1776 from Philadelphia, John Adams said he believed the occasion would be “celebrated, by succeeding Generations, as the great anniversary Festival.”

He described how he believed Americans should mark the day:
It ought to be commemorated, as the Day of Deliverance by solemn Acts of Devotion to God Almighty. It ought to be solemnized with Pomp and Parade, with Shews, Games, Sports, Guns, Bells, Bonfires and Illuminations from one End of this Continent to the other from this Time forward forever more….

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  1. Alain41 says:

    Some of y’all may have seen on Twitter that Siri was asked if July 4 was a Holiday and she/it responded; No, July 4 is not a National Holiday. Fortunately, fireworks are not controlled by Silicon Valley.

    Happy Independence Day!!

  2. RobW says:

    So, John Adams did not get the memo that the 4th of July is about friends coming together for cookouts and hot dogs.

  3. IndieGal4USA says:

    Thanks Shifra for a perfect posting for July 4th. Happy Birthday America; let freedom ring!

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