It has been a trend for the last few years for the far-left to use the Fourth of July to disparage the founding of the United States. One Democratic lawmaker has decided to share some controversial statements as well.
Democrat Rep. Cori Bush, D-Mo, tweeted out, “When they say that the 4th of July is about American freedom, remember this: the freedom they’re referring to is for White people. This land is stolen land and Black people still aren’t free.”
Several of the left-wing figures agreed with Bush’s comments, like congressional candidate Shadid Buttar when he replied to her tweet, “Speak it, @CoriBush! It’s almost as if our entire country has been brainwashed to ignore our history—and how its worst elements continue today—despite our self-congratulatory rhetoric.”
Actress Alyssa Milano also joined the discussion of the Fourth of July by sharing a TikTok video of herself reading, “Reminder: The United States was founded on the unjust treatment of Native Americans, Africans and other people of color.”
Former MSNBC anchor Toure was far more vocal, tweeting out “F–k Independence Day. Not only were we not free, the whole reason the Colonies wanted independence was because Britain was moving toward abolishing slavery. Why would Black people celebrate a day so wrapped up in our enslavement?”
He also tweeted out his own opinion piece for the website The Grio titled “F–k Fourth of July: The only independence day I recognize is Juneteenth.”
News organizations also took the opportunity to use the holiday to criticize the United States and its history.
NPR tweeted out a thread of the original Declaration of Independence, claiming it to be “a document with flaws and deeply ingrained hypocrisies.” It also remarked immediately that the document “says ‘that all men are created equal’ — but women, enslaved people, Indigenous people and many others were not held as equal at the time.”
This followed the New York Times opinion piece that suggested the American flag became a symbol of divisiveness. In the article titled “A Fourth of July Symbol of Unity That May No Longer Unite.”
“Today, flying the American flag from the back of a pickup truck or over a lawn is increasingly seen as a clue, albeit an imperfect one, to a person’s political affiliation in a deeply divided nation,” the article states.