For 29 years, NPR has broadcast the Declaration of Independence on July 4th, the holiday that honours the document and all it stood for back in 1776. In keeping with the technology of the day, this year NPR tweeted the text of the document in 113 consecutive tweets. And this unleashed a firestorm from the lunkheads on the far right! Blogger-friend Gronda has done an excellent job informing us of why the republicans are up in arms … it will make you laugh, shake your head, and ask yourself where these people went to school … or if they even did! Many thanks to Gronda for this post and for permission to re-blog!
On July 4, 2017, NPR News tweeted the entire US Constitution to honor the US July 4th Independence day, our day of celebrating when this country broke away from the United Kingdom to become the USA.
But conservatives who were not familiar with this famous document took offense to certain passages which they believed described the republican President Donald Trump in an unflattering way. And they responded, accordingly.
Dear Conservatives, “Methinks thou protest too much.”
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On July 5, 2017, Jeremy Binckes of Salon penned the following report along with a transcript of US Constitution that some on the right found so offensive, “NPR’s Declaration of Independence tweet-storm angered some Trump supporters.”
“In an act of patriotism and civic responsibility, National Public Radio tweeted out the full Declaration of Independence — the document that told England’s King George that the 13 colonies would be…
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