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    Re: Should we cancel Thanksgiving and the 4th of July?

    On Bastille Day, the French celebrate murderers and criminals wreaking havoc on laws and civilization. Discuss.

    Nah, let's not discuss. DOWN WITH BASTILLE DAY!

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    Re: Should we cancel Thanksgiving and the 4th of July?

    Quote Originally Posted by Dapper Andy View Post
    Should the United States do away with Thanksgiving and the 4th of July as designated public holidays in favor of something more inline with changing demographics?

    I chalk up most of my nephews political views to being college age but over a weekend BBQ they seemed pretty adamant that some of our public (federally recognized) holidays were insensitive to minorities in this country. They seemed to view Thanksgiving and July 4th as particularly offensive.
    No, keep Thanksgiving, the 4th of July and return to Christmas vacation and Easter vacation.

    The number one reason why nations have immigration policies and laws is to protect the culture, customs, language and the demographics of a sovereign nation.

    Enforce our laws and round up every one who's not suppose to be here and deport them for good.

    Also round up the 50 % who were awarded amnesty back in 1986 who fraudulently gained that amnesty through committing fraud and deport them.

    Problem solved. Back to the era of Leave it to Beaver and Father Knows Best, the way America was meant to be. Apple pie, burgers. Winchesters and Harley Davidson's.

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    Re: Should we cancel Thanksgiving and the 4th of July?

    you should celebrate both of them

    but l cant celebrate the first one
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    Re: Should we cancel Thanksgiving and the 4th of July?

    Quote Originally Posted by Dapper Andy View Post
    Should the United States do away with Thanksgiving and the 4th of July as designated public holidays in favor of something more inline with changing demographics?

    I chalk up most of my nephews political views to being college age but over a weekend BBQ they seemed pretty adamant that some of our public (federally recognized) holidays were insensitive to minorities in this country. They seemed to view Thanksgiving and July 4th as particularly offensive.
    I don't see either of those two holidays as being demographically driven. One celebrates family and being alive and the other celebrates the birth of your country. Would you want to eliminate the celebration of all birthdays?

    This is just another in a long line-up of politically correct attacks on western traditions. Why is it a burden for people we welcome into our countries to celebrate our traditions even if they have no history with them? Didn't they come to our countries because we offer them freedom to be whom they want to be and live their lives as they want to live them? Why then do we have to change our lives on some false notion that we need to be more inclusive?

    If you want to make older generations less receptive to opening up our countries to new people from new cultures, just continue to attack their traditions and ways of life.
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    Re: Should we cancel Thanksgiving and the 4th of July?

    I absolutely love Thanksgiving. I think it's my favorite holiday because it truly is about being family and friends and sharing a good meal. The stress isn't present like it is with other holidays like Christmas. And let's not forget about the FOOD!

    However, I was truly disgusted when I found out that everything I had ever been taught about Thanksgiving was a big fat lie, and I could kind of understand it if some Native Americans were offended by that holiday.

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    Re: Should we cancel Thanksgiving and the 4th of July?

    Quote Originally Posted by CanadaJohn View Post
    I don't see either of those two holidays as being demographically driven. One celebrates family and being alive and the other celebrates the birth of your country. Would you want to eliminate the celebration of all birthdays?

    This is just another in a long line-up of politically correct attacks on western traditions. Why is it a burden for people we welcome into our countries to celebrate our traditions even if they have no history with them? Didn't they come to our countries because we offer them freedom to be whom they want to be and live their lives as they want to live them? Why then do we have to change our lives on some false notion that we need to be more inclusive?

    If you want to make older generations less receptive to opening up our countries to new people from new cultures, just continue to attack their traditions and ways of life.
    Well CJ, what you're missing these days in America is the rise of the liberal WRA, or "white race apologist". These were the ones (males, specifically) that voted for an unqualified black man that had been a US Senator for about 17 minutes just to prove that they're not racist. They like to trash their own kind so that they can seem like sympathetic figures to lots, especially women in some foolish quest to get laid.

    Collectively, they're a pack of bitches. Unfortunately, they're gaining political clout. They want to make you sorry about who and what you are. It's the wussification of the last great bastion in the world.

    Hell, pretty soon Europeans will laugh and point at us, when they deal with their own Arab problems.

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    Re: Should we cancel Thanksgiving and the 4th of July?

    Quote Originally Posted by Gipper View Post
    Well CJ, what you're missing these days in America is the rise of the liberal WRA, or "white race apologist". These were the ones (males, specifically) that voted for an unqualified black man that had been a US Senator for about 17 minutes just to prove that they're not racist. They like to trash their own kind so that they can seem like sympathetic figures to lots, especially women in some foolish quest to get laid.

    Collectively, they're a pack of bitches. Unfortunately, they're gaining political clout. They want to make you sorry about who and what you are. It's the wussification of the last great bastion in the world.

    Hell, pretty soon Europeans will laugh and point at us, when they deal with their own Arab problems.
    We're not yet that bad but we should be very thankful that Europe is going through a lot of the serious problems that we on this side of the Atlantic are only seeing in their infancy. We have the chance to wake up and correct things before it's too late - only question is, will we.
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    Re: Should we cancel Thanksgiving and the 4th of July?

    Quote Originally Posted by CanadaJohn View Post
    I don't see either of those two holidays as being demographically driven. One celebrates family and being alive and the other celebrates the birth of your country. Would you want to eliminate the celebration of all birthdays?

    This is just another in a long line-up of politically correct attacks on western traditions. Why is it a burden for people we welcome into our countries to celebrate our traditions even if they have no history with them? Didn't they come to our countries because we offer them freedom to be whom they want to be and live their lives as they want to live them? Why then do we have to change our lives on some false notion that we need to be more inclusive?

    If you want to make older generations less receptive to opening up our countries to new people from new cultures, just continue to attack their traditions and ways of life.
    Yeah, I don't care if the 4th of July offends someone. What do you think about Thanksgiving and Native American people though? I wouldn't want to "do away" with the holiday, but couldn't you understand how a Native American person might be offended by that particular "celebration" in a way?

    I should note that I've never actually heard one complain, but I don't think I know any real Native American people.

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    Re: Should we cancel Thanksgiving and the 4th of July?

    Quote Originally Posted by CanadaJohn View Post
    We're not yet that bad but we should be very thankful that Europe is going through a lot of the serious problems that we on this side of the Atlantic are only seeing in their infancy. We have the chance to wake up and correct things before it's too late - only question is, will we.
    Well if America doesn't, I'm packing up and heading up there with you to the Great White North. I guess I can live with that robbery you call the GST.

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    Re: Should we cancel Thanksgiving and the 4th of July?

    I could understand how in some fashion how some Native Americans may not fully embrace Thanksgiving, but the idea of giving thanks by celebrating with family, kind of transcends the "founding" event.

    As for the 4th of July, no. No reason to cancel that celebration. There is noting offensive about telling the King George where to get off and declaring ourselves a nation.
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