Millions of Americans are celebrating Independence Day across the United States right now but for many they celebrate simply because its something their families and ancestors have been doing for countless years but how many Americans who are celebrating today have carefully read the Declaration of Independence?
I spent today reading the Declaration of Independence because I think it is important for any American to have a strong grasp on any document that laid the way for a holiday they celebrate annually.
I was very frustrated to find out that the Declaration of Independence has some very poor statements in it including:
He has excited domestic insurrections amongst us, and has endeavoured to bring on the inhabitants of our frontiers, the merciless Indian Savages, whose known rule of warfare, is an undistinguished destruction of all ages, sexes and conditions.
Would you still celebrate Independence Day with the same level of excitement if you knew that the Declaration of Independence included the above text? Better yet how many Native Americans are celebrating Independence Day today and how many are aware of this bigotry and hatred that our founding fathers penned