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Happy Independence Day 2020!

“It’s Fourth of July weekend, or, as I call it, exploding Christmas.”

Stephen Colbert

“True patriotism springs from a belief in the dignity of the individual, freedom and equality not only for Americans but for all people on earth…”

Eleanor Roosevelt

“Freedom is nothing but a chance to be better.”

Albert Camus

“I always have the most fun on the Fourth of July. You don’t have to exchange any gifts. You just go to the beach and watch fireworks. It’s always fun.”

James Lafferty

“In the face of impossible odds, people who love this country can change it.”

Barack Obama

“You have to love a nation that celebrates its independence every July 4, not with a parade of guns, tanks and soldiers who file by the White House in a show of strength and muscle.  But with family picnics where kids throws Frisbees, the potato salad gets iffy, and flies die from happiness.  You may think you have overeaten, but it is patriotism.”

Erma Bombeck

“All people are born alike. Except Republicans and Democrats.”

Groucho Marx

“And one day people will celebrate this day by getting shit-faced and lighting Chinese explosives – Thomas Jefferson 1776.”

Zach Braff

“The life of the nation is secure only while the nation is honest, truthful and virtuous.”

Frederick Douglass

“Ask not what your country can do for you; ask what you can do for your country.”

John F. Kennedy

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Retro Quote – Theodore Roosevelt and Patriotism

“Patriotism means to stand by the country.  It does not mean to stand by the President or any other public official save exactly to the degree in which he himself stands by the country.  It is patriotic to support him in so far as he efficiently serves the country.  It is unpatriotic not to oppose him to the exact extent that by inefficiency or otherwise he fails in his duty to stand by the country.  In either event it is unpatriotic not to tell the truth – whether about the President or about anyone else – save in the rare cases where this would make known to the enemy information of military value which would otherwise be unknown to him.”

Theodore Roosevelt, “The Great Adventure”, November 1918

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