Sad state of affairs. Through all patriotic noise of today I read only 1/4 of adults in America know when the Declaration of Independence was signed. I'm not so much talking about the exact date, as I have heard it wasn't July 4 but the year... 1776. Beyond that, most don't know what country we won independence from. Was everyone sleeping in American History class or something? I mean I didn't do well in school but even I know these facts. A few years back I was living with a woman and her 12 year old daughter, when asked "who won the Revolutionary War" answer was "I don't know and don't care". I was shocked to say the least. Though my grades were poor, at least I did enjoy learning, exercising my mind, and coming away with knowledge. So I guess to most all the fireworks are shooting off tonight just to make excessive noise and the exact reason of the celebration got lost in the kaboom somewhere down the road. Bet if asked most the "who was Thomas Jefferson" question most would answer "didn't he make english muffins" or may be "yea, he made that one song" (he was author of the Bill of Rights and 3rd president of this great nation) WAKE UP AMERICA!!
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