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

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    Should we cancel Thanksgiving and the 4th of July?

    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.
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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?
    The reason we'd discuss/consider Thanksgiving is pretty obvious but could you explain how "changing demographics" would impact the propriety of celebrating the 4th of July?

    Far as I know we don't have such a large expat British population that our having kicked their ass a few centuries ago would be such a social taboo.

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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?
    Ethically? Probably. But I love turkey so I celebrate thanksgiving even though I'm not American or in America
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    Re: Should we cancel Thanksgiving and the 4th of July?

    Your nephews are wrong. We should keep the holidays.

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

    I see no reason to cancel either of them
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    Re: Should we cancel Thanksgiving and the 4th of July?

    Their is nothing wrong with firework fun especially since I know a grand spot to watch the AC casino fireworks. Thanksgiving is like Columbus day a bit wrong since it has to do with the death of native people.

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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.
    This point of view is repugnant and offensive, as well as being wrong and stupid!
    And if these people really find things offensive, then what do they propose as alternatives ?

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

    Quote Originally Posted by soot View Post
    The reason we'd discuss/consider Thanksgiving is pretty obvious but could you explain how "changing demographics" would impact the propriety of celebrating the 4th of July?

    Far as I know we don't have such a large expat British population that our having kicked their ass a few centuries ago would be such a social taboo.
    I don't believe we should do away with either holiday but I guess the thought process is that we're essentially celebrating the actions of what is seen as a single ethnicity, white.

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

    no vote
    these complainers need to learn tolerance....and they need to return to school and just plain learn !
    Maybe the "school" is not up to this task ?

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

    All holidays are insensitive to the clinically depressed and the pathologically humorless - two minorities that seem to be growing by leaps and bounds. And even if we replace all current festivities with one egalitarian Day When You Buy Gifts For No Reason Whatsoever, it will be deeply offensive for the very poor, the anti-commercialists, and the stingy. Ergo, no more holidays, period.

    Also, I think everyone should wear burkas, just in case. Even men. Especially men, now that I think about it.

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