“America! America! God shed His grace on thee, And crown thy good with brotherhood From sea to shining sea!” -Katharine Lee Bates

I saw this video today and I must say that I am sad for our country. All these people care about is going out to drink and party. For what? What are they celebrating? Our liberty from Mexico? The end of the German Nazis? Ridiculous.

These are all adults and they really have NO excuse to be this ignorant. There is Google, Yahoo, and plenty of other search engines they could use to actually learn WHY we celebrate INDEPENDENCE DAY. Goodness! I’m just so ashamed at our country. Other people in other country know why we celebrate, why don’t our own citizens? Well, I know that we weren’t taught everything in school. I know this because I have only been out of school for 5 years. We didn’t spend much time on Independence Day, which is ironic.

These fully grown adults, however, are just lazy. It takes not even a whole minute to learn a little background on our National holidays. Come on America. Don’t be stupid! Don’t give other countries yet ANOTHER reason to laugh at us. Geez! I am just so dumbfounded right now. I knew we were in bad shape but to see this video, it made me cringe. I am proud of the guy who knew better, though. Go you! And everyone, please pick up a book, take a history class at your local community college, or just look online! At least TRY to learn something.

Happy Independence Day everyone who lives here in the USA.

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America, The Beautiful Lyrics

O beautiful for spacious skies,
For amber waves of grain,
For purple mountain majesties
Above the fruited plain!
America! America! God shed His grace on thee,
And crown thy good with brotherhood
From sea to shining sea!

O beautiful for pilgrim feet,
Whose stern impassion’d stress
A thoroughfare for freedom beat
Across the wilderness!
America! America! God mend thine ev’ry flaw,
Confirm thy soul in self-control,
Thy liberty in law!

O beautiful for heroes proved In liberating strife,
Who more than self their country loved,
And mercy more than life!
America! America! May God thy gold refine
Till all success be nobleness,
And ev’ry gain divine!

O Beautiful for patriot dream
That sees beyond the years
Thine alabaster cities gleam,
Undimmed by human tears!
America! America! God shed His grace on thee,
And crown thy good with brotherhood
From sea to shining sea

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