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Old 07-04-2010, 04:58 PM   #46
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But do you think we would have just been given our freedom if we asked?
I Guess by "I don't think He approves of genocide, raping women, stealing land, and slavery; because that is what America was formed from."

He don't talk about the independence day, but how America was really formed, because we can say it, even if it only became America after the independence, it begin to be formed before.

And it was formed killing the native Americans, stealing their lands, bringing African slaves, etc...

@WCH: For me it would rather be Thanks giving, because come on:

The modern Thanksgiving holiday traces its origins from a 1621 celebration at the Plymouth Plantation, where the Plymouth settlers held a harvest feast after a successful growing season. It is ironic that this iconic event is generally referred to as the "First Thanksgiving", because, in reality, it was not, since it came two years after the true first Thanksgiving that was celebrated in Virginia.

Squanto, a Patuxet Native American who resided with the Wampanoag tribe, taught the Pilgrims how to catch eel and grow corn and served as an interpreter for them (Squanto had learned English while enslaved in Europe and during travels in England). Additionally the Wampanoag leader Massasoit had caused food stores to be donated to the fledgling colony during the first winter when supplies brought from England were insufficient.
If now in thanksgiving that's what is celebrated, after the genocide of the native Americans, it seems a little inappropriate.

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