The 4th of July…What is Happening to America?

First off…Happy 4th of July to all of our loyal Income Insiders readers! I hope you and yours safely enjoy this holiday weekend.

Now, this post has taken somewhat of a twist.

I had a theme in mind but something I read blew my theme and me completely out of the water…

The 4th of JulyHere it is…

I came across an article from Us News about a study that Harvard did about the 4th of July.
Truly, I couldn’t believe what I was reading…I thought Harvard was supposed to be such an outstanding institution…

Here’s the headline: Harvard: July 4th Parades Are Right-Wing

What the hell? When did the 4th of July become about Republicans? I guess I’m stupid…I was under the impression that the 4th of July was about all “Americans” and “American Tradition” celebrating our freedom…am I wrong? I guess I am according to these Harvard professors…

Here’s a little of this ignorant study:

Democratic political candidates can skip this weekend’s July 4th parades. A new Harvard University study finds that July 4th parades energize only Republicans, turn kids into Republicans, and help to boost the GOP turnout of adults on Election Day.

“Fourth of July celebrations in the United States shape the nation’s political landscape by forming beliefs and increasing participation, primarily in favor of the Republican Party,” said the report from Harvard.

“The political right has been more successful in appropriating American patriotism and its symbols during the 20th century. Survey evidence also confirms that Republicans consider themselves more patriotic than Democrats. According to this interpretation, there is a political congruence between the patriotism promoted on Fourth of July and the values associated with the Republican party. Fourth of July celebrations in Republican dominated counties may thus be more politically biased events that socialize children into Republicans,” write Harvard Kennedy School Assistant Professor David Yanagizawa-Drott and Bocconi University Assistant Professor Andreas Madestam.

The three key findings of those attending July 4th celebrations:

  • When done before the age of 18, it increases the likelihood of a youth identifying as a Republican by at least 2 percent.
  • It raises the likelihood that parade watchers will vote for a Republican candidate by 4 percent.
  • It boosts the likelihood a reveler will vote by about 1 percent and increases the chances they’ll make a political contribution by 3 percent.

Finally, the report suggests that if people are looking for a super-patriotic July 4th, they should head to Republican towns. “Republican adults celebrate Fourth of July more intensively in the first place.”

Shut up already!

Yea Harvard, that’s exactly what I was thinking about at the age of 10 while watching a parade…I think I want to be a Republican. Not sure what that means but I want to be one. And I think when I get older and start making money I want to give 3% to my party…give me a break…

I tell ya, if I was a Democrat, I’d be a little pissed off by this study. You guys are getting thrown under the bus big time…

To view the entire report click here to Us News

What is this anyway…yet one more thing to pin the Republicans against the Democrats? Don’t they ever get tired? And by the way Harvard…how much did this little study cost? I mean hey, this is important stuff we need to know, right?

Well guys, whether you are Republican or Democrat, it shouldn’t matter. We are all one, celebrating our freedom, however, the way it’s going now, slowly but surely our freedoms are being whittled away at…

So Harvard, let me straighten all this out for you:

It doesn’t matter what your little study suggests…We are all Americans first before we choose a political party to be a part of…

And another thing; why don’t you teach your students the values – morals and principles America was founded on including God and leave the political bullshit out of it.

Hey now, that could be something for you time wasters to study…

In conclusion, from where I sit, you’d better enjoy the freedoms we still have left. One of these days in the near future, The 4th of July may take on a completely different meaning…no sparklers – no cook outs with family and friends. Little by little, the government is taking our freedom away and many of us aren’t watching or even paying attention to it.

And I’ll have to admit, I played right into the hands of all of this crap…I did get angry and defensive, however, I’m sticking up for the Democrats which probably is a surprise to these Harvard guys!

Why? Because they’re ordinary people just like me. Doesn’t matter if you’re Republican – Democrat – Green – Blue – White or Black…But that’s the goal here isn’t it Harvard? Too get everyone’s panties in a bunch yea?

Well, you almost got me but not quite. Americans are Americans and we’re proud of it. Those are the results of my study…

Final thought: God Bless our troops, their children and families for fighting for our freedom. Without them, we’d have nothing…including the right to publish this stupid Harvard report.

Whether you agree with me or not, please leave a comment below…

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