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The New York Times is marking the Fourth of July by bashing America.
The Times featured a group of Americans who are conflicted about celebrating the birthday of our great nation.
Malaya Tapp told the newspaper that she loved America before she went to college. Then, Black Lives Matter happened.
“I lost a lot of my patriotic feelings,” she said.
She also has a problem with fireworks.
“It’s hard to tell the difference between guns and fireworks, and here there is always something on the news about a shooting or something, so it makes me nervous,” she said. “They are also bad for the environment. They release a lot of toxic chemicals.”
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A YouGov survey found that only 56 percent of American adults planned to mark the occasion.
“I think a lot of people think America isn’t for everyone anymore, and so it’s not an inclusive holiday,” The Times quoted a man from Arizona.
Milwaukee’s taxpayer-funded radio station published a story about a Marquette University professor who said people of color feel uncomfortable around Old Glory.
The professor was especially aggrieved when driving through a small town lined with American flags.
A nation that saved the world from the great tyranny of the Nazis. A nation that freed the slaves.
No doubt we have made horrible mistakes in this country. But we have learned. We have made amends. This Great American Experiment.
In the words of the great American naval commander Stephen Decatur – our country. In her business with foreign nations may she always be right; but our country, right or wrong.
Happy Birthday, America.