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http://www.kansascity.com/news/nation-world/article159682299.html
To commemorate the Fourth of July and what the holiday represents, National Public Radio filled its Twitter feed with the words of the Declaration of Independence on Tuesday.

The tweets went unrecognized as containing the text of one of our nation’s most important documents by some on Twitter. People tweeted that NPR’s thread was trash, that it was inciting revolution and was a reason the public organization should be defunded.


https://twitter.com/brentajones/status/882319256712613888

Some patriots also unwittingly referred to the Declaration of Independence as 'trash' and an 'incitement to violence'. Tweets referring to King George III were also erroneously perceived as commentary on current leadership.
Perhaps to go along with symbolic flag-waving, remedial American history courses may be necessary for some self-proclaimed patriots
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and ppl wonder why others think we are stupid
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To be fair, the Declaration of Independence is a document giving the middle finger to a repressive leech of a government, and 140 characters at a time doesn't provide much context. Still funny as hell.
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Those who shout the loudest that they love their country seem to know the least about it
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This is great, but not as great as the people getting triggered to shit by it.
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uncletim wrote:

Those who shout the loudest that they love their country seem to know the least about it


A load of irony in that, unfortunately.

Also I feel that if the spirit of the founding of this country goes against your belief structure, maybe your belief structure may have veered off into unfortunate territory.

Some of the responses almost speak to an insecurity they themselves have in their own stances. If you superimpose someone else's innocuous statements as an attack on yourself it might be because you secretly harbor the same sentiments somewhere deep down inside.

Either that or some people out there just get off on anger.
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I agree with the guy at the end who apologized and said most people probably won't realize it for what it is, and that it's a good idea to stop and think before reacting.

having said that, I also can see why everyone's trigger happy and triggered by every little comment these days. We're coming off of 3-4 years of some serious self censorship and walking on eggshells lest we don't fall in line with party approved speech.

It'll take time for everyone to blow off their steam and calm down a bit... Probably another 3 years?.......
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everyone, wave bye-bye to my faith in humanity!
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NPR: When in the Course of human events, it becomes necessary for one people to dissolve the political bands which have connected them with another...
random guy a: they are asking us to pick up arms and riot! how dare they!
random guy b: good job NPR i approve :D
NPR: guys it's 4th of July
random guy a: and..?
NPR: does that date ring a bell?
random guy a: is there an NFL match today?
NPR: i give up on humanity.
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It saddens me how many people do not know our constitution or declaration of independence.
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Reminds me of that story I read about where a TSA agent wouldn't let someone through because they didn't have a passport just a drivers license from the District of Columbia. Stupid is as stupid does. While twitter doesn't allow that many characters you would think people would at least recognize the preamble or at least take a clue that it is the 4th of July and connect the dots. With all the political division being fomented, and tension and a result, in the country the inevitable blowup after people failed to see the forest through the trees was not surprising in the least.
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Oh dear... I really don't know what to say about this... How are people so quick to assume it's some call to arms? Can't they vaguely recognize one of their country's most important documents?
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anleval wrote:

Oh dear... I really don't know what to say about this... How are people so quick to assume it's some call to arms? Can't they vaguely recognize one of their country's most important documents?


Well it is a call to arms and a giant "fuck you" to England.
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This reminds me of Animal Farm.


The pigs were the most literate, and over time, they changed the rules overtime to accommodate themselves over others especially when the primary rule of animalism "All animals are equal", was changed to "All animals are equal, some more than others."
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