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Just watched #ACapitolFourth. It was everything Trump's authoritarian event was not: Diverse entertainment (including Muppets singing G-d Bless America). #JohnStamos saying cool things about America. Vanessa Williams singing #AmericaTheBeautiful. Sousa. Fireworks. #July4thPBS
#AmericaTheBeautiful was written by #KatherineLeeBates, a #lesbian professor at #WellesleyCollege--alma mater of my mother and #HillaryClinton.

Bates was partnered for 30yrs with #KatharineComan, who founded the economics school at Wellesley.
#KatherineLeeBates wrote #AmericaTheBeautiful for #FourthofJuly.
My favorite line "mend thine every flaw" "thy liberty in law." Our #Constitution is meant to grow and breathe and fix what is wrong with this nation.
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Pretty cool to have a front row seat for the #SaluteToAmerica here on the #NationalMall #LincolnMemorial #FourthofJuly #FourthofJuly2019
Under the Stealth Bomber flyover #SaluteToAmerica #LincolnMemorial #NationalMall #FourthofJuly #FourthofJuly2019
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Massive crowd waiting for President Trump to speak at the #SaluteToAmerica in Washington D.C.
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The 13 sovereign nations defeated Great Britain in 1783. Our republican freedoms lasted for 84 years. After the international war of 1861 our republican form of governments was usurped by a military coup via the Reconstruction Act of 1867 to pave the way for the never....
...ratified 14th Amendment that created a new government de facto/Totalitarian of the several states. Since 1868 we have an illegitimate system that violates our natural laws and goes against our founders’ basic principle of Life, Liberty and the pursuit of Happiness.
I’m not sure how many read the declaration of independence. Here’s a reminder for dealing with such form of government. “That whenever any form of government becomes destructive of these ends, it is the right of the people to alter or to abolish it, and to institute...
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Happy Independence Day!!
2. A girl carries a US flag as she takes part in a parade during Fourth of July Independence Day celebrations in Washington, DC, on July 4, 2019.
3. America's Independence Day today in Washington, D.C., July 4, 2019!
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(1/12) It's the #FourthofJuly! Here's a THREAD👇 about how smallpox - one of the deadliest & most contagious disease known to man - was used as a biological weapon during the American Revolution in one of the earliest documented examples of germ warfare. Photo: @ExploreWellcome.
(2/12) At the time of the war, inoculation was common practice in Britain - thanks largely to the English aristocrat Lady Mary Wortley Montagu who introduced the practice into Western medicine after witnessing it during her travels to the Ottoman Empire.
(3/12) Before Edward Jenner discovered a vaccine for smallpox in 1796, inoculation (sometimes called variolation) was the only technique available for protecting a person against the virus. But it could be risky. VERY RISKY.
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#BananaRepublicUSA #FourthofJuly One of the key things hidden in Mainstream USA when Mainstream Media lies & Alt Media (also mostly owned by same #ZioLuce crime syndicate) pretends and hides is that the DarkSide MIIC has already taken over US--we are still fighting for freedom.1/
When #Unity4J #WeAreMillions #Manning @Snowden @Thomas_Drake1 @JohnKiriakou @JulianAssange @raymcgovern talk about #Surveillance and don't talk about those actually targeted and being hit w. EMF/Neuro DEWs, they are running a False-Reality-Construct, the same run by @nytimes 2/
#FourthofJuly The absurdity of protesting #JulianAssange's plight & ignoring the millions persecuted and targeted just like him and worse--when their persecution permits #5EyesGovCrimeSyndicate to get away w. playing #BigBrotherCop w. him was covered brilliantly by @NHSCorrupt.3/
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"But when a long train of abuses and usurpations, pursuing invariably the same Object evinces a design to reduce them under absolute Despotism, it is their right, it is their duty, to throw off such Government, and to provide new Guards for their future security." #McCain4th
"He has refused his Assent to Laws, the most wholesome and necessary for the public good." #McCain4th #BoycottTrump4thOfJuly
"He has refused to pass other Laws for the accommodation of large districts of people, unless those people would relinquish the right of Representation in the Legislature, a right inestimable to them and formidable to tyrants only."
#McCain4th #BoycottTrump4thOfJuly
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African-Americans (ADOS) have fought for freedom since before 1776. My ancestor fought in the Civil War USCT

Real freedom means finally having the full citizenship that we've earned many times throughout our unique history here #RealADOSRealFreedom #FourthofJuly #Reparations2020

Real freedom is having the right to organize politically with agency, self-definition, self-direction - beyond the binary of two party politics.

#FourthofJuly #WeComing
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The best #FourthofJuly I've ever had, was when I took my kids there on vacation the week of the 4th. We sat on the lawn across from the Washington Monument, listening to the music of the Marine Band and others. Thousands from all over the world sat there.
Nearly everyone had some sort patriotic gear on, many waving American Flags with the flag of their own country too. We sang along to some of the patriotic songs, like "She's a Grand Old Flag".
Finally it was time for the fireworks. They did not disappoint. To watch the faces of my kids, smiling, ohhhing and ahhhing as we all do. After the grand finale, and everyone giving a standing ovation there on the Mall. My eldest said "Aren't we lucky, Mom? I love America" 🇺🇸💖🎆
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Instead of just partying on the #4thofJuly , why not learn some more about your the #USA for example James Earl Jones reading #FrederickDouglass' What to the American Slave is the #FourthOfJuly ? via @democracynow
Or for at least a little while during the #4thofJuly cookout play an episode or two of the @PeabodyAwards winning @uncivilshow #podcast, the untold #history of the #AmericanCivilWar by @catchatweetdown & @JackHitt via @Gimletmedia
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In 2017, total arms sales for the world’s 100 largest defense contractors topped $398 billion.

In honor of the 4th of July and its new extra-military branding, here's 14 tweets on these brutal weapons makers. (1/14)

Samuel Stebbins+Evan Comen / @USATODAY
#10: Almaz-Antey.

🇷🇺 Est. in Russia (by Putin)
💣 Arms sales: $8.6 billion
💰 Profit: $422.6 million

Almaz-Antey primarily manufactures surface-to-air missile systems for use by the Russian military.

It has been directly involved in the violent occupation of Crimea. (2/14)
#9: Leonardo.

🇮🇹 Est. in Italy
💣 Arms sales: $8.9 billion
💰 Profit: $310.3 million

Leonardo makes information systems, aircraft, torpedoes, ammunition, etc. The U.S. is one of its biggest customers.

It also sold equipment to Syrian authorities during the 2011 uprising.(3/14)
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Here's the real story of the Declaration of Independence:
For 17 days, the thirty-three-year-old secluded himself in a rented room in Philadelphia.
On a small, portable desk, he began writing, laying the foundations of this new American government. Unlike every nation before it, this country’s heart would not beat with the blood of royal lines. This would be a nation based on ideals.
It took Thomas Jefferson seventeen days to find the right words. Seventeen days of writing and rewriting before he nervously presented his document to John Adams and Benjamin Franklin.
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Here's the real story of the Declaration of Independence:
For 17 days, the thirty-three-year-old secluded himself in a rented room in Philadelphia.
On a small, portable desk, he began writing, laying the foundations of this new American government. Unlike every nation before it, this country’s heart would not beat with the blood of royal lines. This would be a nation based on ideals.
It took Thomas Jefferson seventeen days to find the right words. Seventeen days of writing and rewriting before he nervously presented his document to John Adams and Benjamin Franklin.
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Getting ready for the Fourth, Patriots!🇺🇸🇺🇸🇺🇸🇺🇸🇺🇸
In the years following the trade center disaster, I painted a number of American flag paintings.
Around ten years ago I was criticized in one venue for showing a flag painting. Even my own patriotism had waned in the years of unpopular war.
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1-In 1970, Richard Nixon tried to have a "big Fourth of July bash" which didn't end well (& even Nixon knew better than to attend, he went to CA). Today, the Nat'l Park Service have said that the Baby Trump balloon now has a permit to fly on the Mall that day. #TuesdayThoughts
2-So if you think that there won't be protesters, think again.
Also @JohnStamos is emceeing the 'concert' that Trump's throwing. Dude, how COULD you?! #TuesdayMotivation #FourthofJuly…
3-Here's the pc on the Trump Baby balloon flying in DC on the Fourth Of July:…
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Why #MarchAgainstFascism?

In the US Holocaust Museum, there hangs a poster outlining the 14 early warning signs of fascism. The first early warning sign:

Powerful and continuing nationalism.
My example: Trump's "America First" foreign policy.

He uses "American First" to insinuate that the original, white, colonists from Western Europe are the only "real" Americans.… via @voxdotcom
Why #MarchAgainstFascism?

The second early warning sign:

Disdain For Human Rights.
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In addition to being shockingly ignorant, this is pretty much the worst possible sentiment to be throwing out for the #FourthOfJuly in the time of Trump. Nice job!

#ThursdayMorning #ThursdayThoughts #Resist #IndependenceDay #EmptyThePews
Patriotism is weaponized by authoritarian communities and regimes. Some of us who grew up in the Christian Right are literally triggered by the God and country routine. And you know how you don’t address real, substantive divides? By saying hey let’s all do nationalism together!
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🎥@SenShelby leads all-@GOP delegation to #Russia🇷🇺for #IndepedenceDay.

Shelby: “We think this is a good time to be here...we could have a better relationship btwn the US & Russia b/c we have some common interests...”🤨



Shelby: "We are competitors but don't necessarily need to be adversaries."🤨

Shelby said ZERO about #Russia🇷🇺helping to throw the election to Trump. On the *same day*, Senate Intel released its BIPARTISAN report, led by @SenatorBurr & @MarkWarner👇🏼3/

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Tweeted this last year. Now the task force for denaturalization (what an appropriate topic for #FourthofJuly2018) is in place. A few takeaways:

1. Thus far, only applies to immigrants who applied for citizenship under a fake name.
2. The concern is whether it will be expanded for other misrepresentations, intentional or not. Also, given this admin's track record: targeting certain communities.

All valid concerns. There are legal defenses available in some cases. Of course, this assumes access to counsel.
3. The legalities will be unfortunately lost on most people, and like so many other initiatives in this admin, there's a "psyop" angle: spread fear, create panic, make every nonwhite person feel insecure. Because the govt can still come after people even with weak cases.
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1. It's the #FourthofJuly, and there's perhaps no better time to discuss Christian nationalism. So, let's talk.
2. Though this sinful confluence is particularly pronounced today, the truth is that broad swathes of American Christianity have united worship of God and empire. While extreme patriotism is already idolotrous, many Christians take spiritual allegiance even further.
3. This is quite vivid in churches that proudly display the American flag in their sanctuary, flying high over Bibles and baptismal fonts. Some even recite the pledge of allegiance during worship, swearing fealty to country in a place that ought to be reserved for the divine.
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In Congress, July 4, 1776.
The unanimous Declaration of the thirteen united States of America.

When in the Course of human events, it becomes necessary for one people to dissolve the political bands which have connected them with another and to assume among the powers of...
... the earth, the separate and equal station to which the Laws of Nature and of Nature's God entitle them, a decent respect to the opinions of mankind requires that they should declare the causes which impel them to the separation.
We hold these truths to be self-evident, that all men are created equal, that they are endowed by their Creator with certain unalienable Rights, that among these are Life, Liberty and the pursuit of Happiness.
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#NewQ 7/4/2018 This will be my THREAD for Independence Day 2018. Trolling, United, Who do you see, and more!

Let’s Go! Happy Forth Patriots!
@POTUS #fourthOfJuly #QArmy #WWG1WGA #AmericaFirst #Resist #WalkAway #QAlert
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Trolling is fun.
Hussein/Trump interior = identical minus small changes.
(World) news in rear literally placed same prior to each departure.
Placing that mug holder near the lamp was the hook.
@POTUS #fourthOfJuly #QArmy #WWG1WGA #AmericaFirst #Resist
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I was just visited by two Secret Service officers regarding my tweets about #tRump. I told them I have no thoughts, plans, or intent to harm tRump and I never have. They advised not to post anything that may be interpreted as a threat. I was impressed with their professionalism.
Many are asking what I tweeted that prompted a Secret Service visit today. I won't restate the long deleted tweets because it might be misinterpreted as a threat. Critiques of #tRump are fine providing they do not cross the line in a way that one may interpret as a threat.
One of the Secret Service officers had a folder with print outs of some of my past tweets and my article, "A Mental Health Counselor’s Views on Speculations About President Trump’s Mental Health"…. I gladly summarized for them the thesis of my article.
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