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Happy Birthday USA. which one is it now. must be something like 230
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papagolfwhiskey wrote:

Happy Birthday USA. which one is it now. must be something like 230


I know you probably remember 1812 more clearly than 1776, but it's 229.
Nobody wants to admit the big two-three-oh.
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Happy 4th of July from Lucasville Ohio!!!!
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"As Mankind becomes more liberal, they will be more apt to allow that all those who conduct themselves as worthy members of the community are equally entitled to the protections of civil government. I hope ever to see America among the foremost nations of justice and liberality." - George Washington




Ahhha! I see where we messed it up!
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Happy 4th of July, hope everyone stays safe today.
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I see everybody is celebrating. Including the non-americans, huh.


Nothing wrong with a few well wishes. any party up here though is something lingering from the first.

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happy america birthday thingy.
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papagolfwhiskey wrote:

Happy Birthday USA. which one is it now. must be something like 230


I know you probably remember 1812 more clearly than 1776, but it's 229.
Nobody wants to admit the big two-three-oh. :)


No the 1780's were when a lot of english speaking Canadians settled in what had been for the longest time. 'new france'. I can trace one branch of my family back to UELs and on the Native side of my family there's another bunch who had to relocate in 1785.

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Thank You.
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x-Cellar_Door-x wrote:



"As Mankind becomes more liberal, they will be more apt to allow that all those who conduct themselves as worthy members of the community are equally entitled to the protections of civil government. I hope ever to see America among the foremost nations of justice and liberality." - George Washington




Ahhha! I see where we messed it up!


Just thought You should know, this Quote was made towards Great Britain and against the treatment of those Pro American English still left remaining in "the Old Country". Just so You're clear. "Mankind", in specific He speaks of, is the Throne of England.

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Greatest country in the world.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=IhnUgAaea4M
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x-Cellar_Door-x wrote:
Just thought You should know, this Quote was made towards Great Britain and against the treatment of those Pro American English still left remaining in "the Old Country". Just so You're clear. "Mankind", in specific He speaks of, is the Throne of England.



Thanks for the history lesson. I actually did not know this.

But... that joke was never intended for anyone to take seriously.
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Wait Britain?

I thought it was the day we celebrate that time when Will Smith, Jeff Goldblum, and some hill billy fought off an alien invasion.



I'm pretty sure it was about this too. Instead of popping fireworks we have to smoke the ceremonial cigar
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MysticGon wrote:

So here is an interesting thought. What would the world be like if the colonies never rebelled?


It'd probably suck or, at the very least, be mildly more shitty. The American Revolution is a lot more morally grey then people make it out to be but at the same time it was a very significant event. The United States was the first country to have a government where ALL government officials were elected by the citizens of the nation. Unlike parliament, where it was allowed for the colonies to have no representation whatsoever, representatives were elected by people from all areas of the country and no official was ever given power by birth and/or belief in a holy mandate.

The Magna Carta may have limited the crown's power but it didn't remove it entirely. Regardless of where the real power in the government was present, there were no political documents clearly prohibiting the king from having any real political power beyond influence. While it was no longer an absolute monarchy it still wasn't the same as the constitutional monarchy that we see in the modern-day United Kingdom.

Basically, the emergence of the colonies as an independent power had a powerful effect on the world. People saw a democratic and secular nation prosper -- which led to the normalization of that way of governing.




While not theocratic, by no means was America a secular nation in its Founding.



As for the day itself, considering how recently the Constitution was all but discarded, not sure if this day is one of celebration, or a call for revolution once more.
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