Happy Birthday, America!

A Mark Dice video is making the rounds early this 4th of July holiday weekend.  In the video, Dice asks passerby, “What is the purpose for celebrating the 4th of July?

To the opening couple, young man in red tank top, baseball cap and arm around girlfriend, Dice asks . . .

What country did we declare independence from to celebrate the 4th of July?

“I don’t know.”

To the athletic couple with the gal deferring to her boyfriend, he asks . . .

What is the purpose of 4th of July celebrations?

“Fireworks.  Celebrating Independence!”

Country . . . .  Which country was that . . . ?

“History was not my subject.  I slept through that class.”  What appalls me is that this answer is typical, and it never gets a reply like “What is wrong with you!”

To the attractive blonde, Mark asks . . .

When Jesse Ventura and John Wilkes Booth and the other Founding Fathers signed the Declaration of Independence, what year was that?

197 . . . , no sorry, 187 . . . .

To the bicycle-rider in baseball cap and T-shirt, Mark asks . . .

What’s the purpose of 4th of July weekend?

What year was the Declaration of Independence signed?

To the two, 40-something buddies in sunglasses:  “Oh, man you had to start there, huh?”

Name two of the Founding Fathers of the United States.

Two, 40-something buddies in sunglasses:  “Oh, man you had to start there, huh?”

To the young kid in sunglasses:

What year did the Declaration of Independence get signed?

He didn’t know.  “I don’t remember, honestly.”

Same question to the young, dark-haired gal in sunglasses:

What year did the Declaration of Independence get signed?

Her answer was “1875 . . . ?”  Dice sighs.

Again to the young blond haired man in tank top:

What year was the Declaration of Independence signed?

We’re celebrating independence–what does that mean exactly–independence from who?

To the black guy with sleeveless T-shirt, sunglasses, and earphone hanging out from his collar:

4th of July weekend, we celebrate the Civil War victory, the North over the South, freeing of the slaves, what are you going to be doing to commemorate that?

The man does not balk at the absurd question.  Very nice, consider man who loves life and likes people.  Then Dice presses . . .

What year was the Declaration of Independence signed?

He didn’t know.

To the 3 young black gentlemen, he asks

4th of July we sort of celebrate John Wilkes booth, Jesse Ventura, the other founding fathers.  Who is your favorite founding father?

Again, the gentleman don’t bat an eye.  He chose Jesse Ventura.  Mark denied him that, saying “that’s mine.”  Then he wanted to know who he has to pick from.  He was looking for choices.

One of the young men answered Jeremiah to the “favorite founding father” question.

To the young man in the Brazilian soccer tank-top and baseball cap . . .

The 4th of July weekend we are celebrating our Independence from China.  Just checking to see what people are doing to celebrate that victory over the Chinese?

Families always get together and have a good time . . . .

Forget about our histories and just have a good time . . . .

To the young man in sunglasses, baseball cap, white T-shirt, and strap-pack . . .

When we won WWII, celebrating the victory over the axis of evil on the 4th of July, just seeing what you’re gonna be doing to celebrate the victory over the Nazis this weekend?

I’m gonna go party, Sir.

We are celebrating . . .

He answered the lead:

“Independence from England . . . 1776

Benjamin Franklin


“Thomas Jefferson”


Alexander Hamilton,  John Hancock . . . .


Thank you for thinking!

From the blonde in glasses, bathing top/support bra under her knitted sweater began reciting the words to the Preamble of the U.S. Constitution.

We the People of the United States, in Order to form a more perfect Union, establish Justice, insure domestic Tranquility, provide for the common defence,[note 1] promote the general Welfare, and secure the Blessings of Liberty to ourselves and our Posterity, do ordain and establish this Constitution for the United States of America.

1.   July 4, 1776 is the date accepted to be THE date for its signature.
2.  There are scores of framers to the U.S. Constitution, but the more popular ones and the ones who’ve received that designation of Founding Fathers are as follows:
a.  John Adams
b.  Benjamin Franklin
c.  Alexander Hamilton, the central banker’s man.
d.  John Hay
e.  Thomas Jefferson
f.  James Madison
g.  George Washington

Wikipedia explains it this way:

Founding Fathers: John Adams, Benjamin Franklin, Alexander Hamilton, John Jay, Thomas JeffersonJames Madison, and George Washington.[4] Adams, Jefferson, and Franklin worked on the committee to draft the Declaration of Independence. Hamilton, Madison, and Jay were authors of the The Federalist Papers, advocating ratification of the Constitution. Washington commanded the revolutionary army. All served in important positions in the early government of the United States.

But before you start genuflecting to the Constitution and the Founding Fathers, be sure to check Gary North’s excellent analysis, Conspiracy in Philadelphia, of how this document came into being.


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