View Poll Results: Should we cancel Thanksgiving and the 4th of July?

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

    Quote Originally Posted by nota bene View Post
    Here's a teenaged LGBT activist with two moms who apparently thinks Father's Day should be done away with because she's felt left out. Abby Bergman: Celebrating Father's Day With Two Moms



    Well of course, it is obvious that we must ruin father's day for everyone just because one girl feels left out.


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

    Quote Originally Posted by radcen View Post
    *Gasp!* The nerve of some people.



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    This had to be tongue-in-cheek bait! I'd like to actually hear someone propose a law to cancel either of these Holidays!

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

    Quote Originally Posted by nota bene View Post
    Here's a teenaged LGBT activist with two moms who apparently thinks Father's Day should be done away with because she's felt left out. Abby Bergman: Celebrating Father's Day With Two Moms
    Which is really stupid because, whether she has two mothers in her immediate family, she did have a father. She couldn't have been born without one.

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

    Quote Originally Posted by AlabamaPaul View Post
    All the "groups" that helped in the Revolution are noted in history, but it is convenient to forget about that when one has an agenda to further. The Fourth, as it has been celebrated, has no mention of any particular group...
    For the longest time, no, not all of them were noted in the written histories. As I said earlier, it was a long-held tendency to isolate groups from the American narrative.
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    Re: Should we cancel Thanksgiving and the 4th of July?

    Quote Originally Posted by ReformCollege View Post
    I'm well aware that there is no substantial intellectual movement to remove the 4th of July. But I reserve the right to call anyone who does argue for the removal of the 4th of July an indoctrinated nutcase.
    But that's the thing that confuses me about the fourth of July. I have never come across such a thought in substantive amounts. You hear more about Columbus Day, Thanksgiving, and so forth. Discussion about the founding fathers being too celebrated, despite human rights abuses, okay. The founding documents having a sense of irony, okay. But not really anything negative about the fourth of July for contemporary accounts. The most I came across the was the effort to make sure that certain minorities could not identify themselves with the American tradition.
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    Re: Should we cancel Thanksgiving and the 4th of July?

    Quote Originally Posted by Fiddytree View Post
    But that's the thing that confuses me about the fourth of July. I have never come across such a thought. Discussion about the founding fathers being too celebrated, despite human rights abuses, okay. The founding documents having a sense of irony, okay. But not really anything negative about the fourth of July. The most I came across the was the effort to make sure that certain minorities could not identify themselves with the American tradition.
    4th of July simply celebrates the date of our independence, as almost every country does, not anything we did afterward.
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    Re: Should we cancel Thanksgiving and the 4th of July?

    Quote Originally Posted by radcen View Post
    4th of July simply celebrates the date of our independence, as almost every country does, not anything we did afterward.
    It celebrates a lot more than that, but not necessarily what was done afterward.
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    Re: Should we cancel Thanksgiving and the 4th of July?

    Granted, our treatment of the Indians isn't exactly stellar overall, but Thanksgiving celebrates a better time and a better concept. Should we not celebrate the better ideals?
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    Re: Should we cancel Thanksgiving and the 4th of July?

    Quote Originally Posted by radcen View Post
    Granted, our treatment of the Indians isn't exactly stellar overall, but Thanksgiving celebrates a better time and a better concept. Should we not celebrate the better ideals?
    I can at least accept the rationale against it. Nevertheless, I am for nationalism, national mythos, and public celebration.
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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.
    Dude, I went to Berkeley, and I've never heard anyone talk about the fourth of July as being offensive to minorities. Thanksgiving is another story, sure, but who gives a ****? It's turkey and stuffing. It's only as political as one makes it.

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