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The Left’s Hatred of July Fourth Explained

July 1, 2015

Progressives have made an industry out of blaming America for all that’s wrong with the world and an expected by product of that sentiment is their disdain for the 4th of July.

The left’s dislike for expressions of patriotism has been well documented, so I’ll just refer you to a recent article from the progressive site Salon…

Those 4th of July fireworks spectaculars are causing huge spikes in dangerous air pollution

The most important lesson you learn on the environment beat is that nearly everything we humans do has consequences, oftentimes dangerous ones. And according to a new study from scientists at the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration, that includes celebrating our nation’s independence with fireworks displays, which cause levels of harmful particle pollution to spike significantly each July 4th.

Millions of Americans are looking forward to hot dogs, hamburgers, glow sticks and fireworks this weekend but the left is trying to rain on the party. Why?

Harvard University answered the question in a 2011 study you may have forgotten or perhaps never heard about from our objective friends in the media.

I’ll let George Washington University law professor Jonathan Turley explain…

Harvard Study Finds Fourth of July Celebrations Help Turn People Into Republicans

Harvard has released a study in its own unique way of celebrating the Fourth of July with America. Harvard Kennedy School Assistant Professor David Yanagizawa-Drott and Bocconi University Assistant Professor Andreas Madestam argue that Fourth of July celebrations tend to turn people into Republicans and help advance the GOP in elections. I would differ. I think Harvard studies tend to push people toward conservative candidates.

The study suggests that Republicans benefit most from patriotic celebrations: “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.” They go on to say that these celebrations dovetail with conservative causes and themes. They warn “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.”

Can you think of anything more horrifying for progressives than a Harvard Study which shows that patriotic displays turn people into Republicans?

In the future, you might hear someone on the left declare that celebrating America’s independence is racist, a microaggression, hate speech, colonialist, or a cisnational symbol of patriarchy.

Now you’ll know why.

I hope you have a happy and safe July 4th with many, many friends.

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5 Comments leave one →
  1. July 1, 2015 2:35 pm

    Anyone truly doubt they would love to outlaw Independence day, the Constitution, the Declaration and anything else that even gives the hint of personal responsibility, and individual freedom?

  2. July 2, 2015 3:22 pm

    Add to that, a study a while back, which suggests “U.S. Flag ‘Primes’ Voters Toward Republican Viewpoints” More flags, more fireworks, more Republicans!
    http://proof-proofpositive.blogspot.com/2011/07/us-flag-primes-voters-toward-republican.html

  3. July 4, 2015 11:37 pm

    This isn’t surprising but it is sad.

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