September the third

Hi everyone!  Today is a very special anniversary in American History.  Did you know that?

On September 3, 1783, the United States and Great Britian signed the treaty that officially ended the Revolutionary War.  Of course, the war had basically ended back in 1781 with the battle of Yorktown, but there were still a lot of very unhappy Continental soldiers sitting in camp waiting to go home and a hell of a lot more unhappy British soldiers waiting to go to Canada who were probably thrilled as all get-out to finally be done with it.   So, happy real Independence day, everyone! 

And especially a happy Independence Day to Sarah Palin, who thinks that the founding fathers said “…One nation, under God, with liberty and justice for all.”  Side note to Sarah Palin:  that “under god” bit wasn’t added to the Pledge of Allegiance until 1954, and the whole caboodle wasn’t written until the 19th century.  Even so, had it been written in their time, most of our founding fathers would have been horrified by the inclusion of that short phrase into the Pledge.  When they said separation of church and state, they actually meant it.  But seeing that you don’t seem to understand the constitution and why we need it, I guess I can let it slide.  But here’s a tip for ya:  brush up on your damn US history.  I know you don’t want it to be, but Alaska is actually part of the United States.

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2 responses to this post.

  1. I love your comeback to Sarah Palin. You history nut, you!

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  2. […] If it was good enough for the founding fathers, it’s good enough for me….  My friend Taylor writes: Today is a very special anniversary in American History.  Did you know that? On September […]

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