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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.
--That to secure these rights, Governments are instituted among Men,
deriving their just powers from the consent of the governed,
--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 new Government,
laying its foundation on such principles and organizing its powers in such form,
as to them shall seem most likely to effect their Safety and Happiness.
Prudence, indeed, will dictate that Governments long established should not be changed for light and transient causes;
and accordingly all experience hath shewn, that mankind are more disposed to suffer, while evils are sufferable,
than to right themselves by abolishing the forms to which they are accustomed.
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,
It's brilliant and you know it
Because it's Independence Day and this is the Declaration of Independence. What the fuck is wrong with you?
You don't like the Declaration of Independence? Or it being tweeted so people will actually read it?
What you sound like...
The Declaration....it burns!!
Stop what exactly?
Stop the Declaration of Independence on Independence Day. Wtf??
cause it’s fuckin annoying bud
wow,, you solved all my Problems
You are so welcome, if you have any other difficulties, just reach out. Can't have you out there unable to get thru the vagaries of life!
i’ll be sure to put my helmet on too, thanks mum
Better safe than sorry.
You got way more problems than twitter
twitter is pumped into my veins, it is my life in and of itself
That's the saddest statement about someone's life I've ever heard. Are you actually Donald Trump?
wow i’ve been Owned!!
Now you're sold. Bye 👋
Too fucking bad. Don't follow - Brah
Yes, Thomas Jefferson, just stop your Declaration of Independence!
wow it’s almost like i was talking about the dozens of posts spammed into my timeline on a website meant for 140-character thoughts
Unfollow, mute, block are all options for silencing NPR's traditional reading of Declaration of Independence if it's so "clutter-some." 🙄
however would i live my life without the expansive knowledge of twitter randos
Evidently you'd just continue to wallow in your miserable incompetence.
surely as a former school teacher you should know that putting others down is hardly the most constructive way to communicate
What point have I failed to express? I'm clearly mocking your intolerance of a patriotic celebration of US history on Independence Day.
as a non-american i frankly don’t give a fuck
Huh. Well it's National Public Radio, and it's our Independence Day, so we're okay with your lack of fucks. 👌
cool but you were the one who decided it was somehow a worthwhile use of your time to reply to me
TBH I was flabbergasted that anyone would find fault with a taxpayer-funded network sharing a civics lesson on Independence Day.
pretty sure that taxpayer-funded network has a website where such a civics lesson could be shared and expanded upon
Pretty sure most followers of @NPR don't have a problem w/this annual tradition. Thus why I suggested the unfollow, mute, or block option.
FYI, you can even mute someone for 24 hours, which would solve your little problem.
we’re just running in circles here, my point is that NPR was hardly considerate in picking the right medium to do this
ditto, mon ami
Stop what? Educating US citizens?
and to provide new Guards for their future security.
--Such has been the patient sufferance of these Colonies;
and such is now the necessity which constrains them to alter their former Systems of Government.
The history of the present King of Great Britain is a history of repeated injuries and usurpations,
all having in direct object the establishment of an absolute Tyranny over these States.
To prove this, let Facts be submitted to a candid world.
He has refused his Assent to Laws, the most wholesome and necessary for the public good.
He has forbidden his Governors to pass Laws of immediate and pressing importance,
unless suspended in their operation till his Assent should be obtained;
and when so suspended, he has utterly neglected to attend to them.
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.
He has called together legislative bodies at places unusual, uncomfortable, and distant from the depository of their public Records,
for the sole purpose of fatiguing them into compliance with his measures.
He has dissolved Representative Houses repeatedly, for opposing with manly firmness his invasions on the rights of the people.
He has refused for a long time, after such dissolutions, to cause others to be elected;
whereby the Legislative powers, incapable of Annihilation, have returned to the People at large for their exercise;
the State remaining in the mean time exposed to all the dangers of invasion from without, and convulsions within.
He has endeavoured to prevent the population of these States;
for that purpose obstructing the Laws for Naturalization of Foreigners;
refusing to pass others to encourage their migrations hither, and raising the conditions of new Appropriations of Lands.
He has obstructed the Administration of Justice, by refusing his Assent to Laws for establishing Judiciary powers.
He has made Judges dependent on his Will alone, for the tenure of their offices, and the amount and payment of their salaries.
He has erected a multitude of New Offices, and sent hither swarms of Officers to harrass our people, and eat out their substance.
He has kept among us, in times of peace, Standing Armies without the Consent of our legislatures.
He has affected to render the Military independent of and superior to the Civil power.
He has combined with others to subject us to a jurisdiction foreign to our constitution,
and unacknowledged by our laws; giving his Assent to their Acts of pretended Legislation:
For Quartering large bodies of armed troops among us:
For protecting them, by a mock Trial, from punishment for any Murders which they should commit on the Inhabitants of these States:
For cutting off our Trade with all parts of the world:
For imposing Taxes on us without our Consent:
For depriving us in many cases, of the benefits of Trial by Jury:
For transporting us beyond Seas to be tried for pretended offences
For abolishing the free System of English Laws in a neighbouring Province,
establishing therein an Arbitrary government,
and enlarging its Boundaries
so as to render it at once an example and fit instrument for introducing the same absolute rule into these Colonies:
For taking away our Charters, abolishing our most valuable Laws, and altering fundamentally the Forms of our Governments:
For suspending our own Legislatures, and declaring themselves invested with power to legislate for us in all cases whatsoever.
He has abdicated Government here, by declaring us out of his Protection and waging War against us.
He has plundered our seas, ravaged our Coasts, burnt our towns, and destroyed the lives of our people.
He is at this time transporting large Armies of foreign Mercenaries to compleat the works of death, desolation and tyranny,
already begun with circumstances of Cruelty & perfidy scarcely paralleled in the most barbarous ages,
and totally unworthy the Head of a civilized nation.
He has constrained our fellow Citizens taken Captive on the high Seas to bear Arms against their Country,
to become the executioners of their friends and Brethren, or to fall themselves by their Hands.
He has excited domestic insurrections amongst us,
and has endeavoured to bring on the inhabitants of our frontiers, the merciless Indian Savages,
whose known rule of warfare, is an undistinguished destruction of all ages, sexes and conditions.
In every stage of these Oppressions We have Petitioned for Redress in the most humble terms:
Our repeated Petitions have been answered only by repeated injury.
A Prince whose character is thus marked by every act which may define a Tyrant, is unfit to be the ruler of a free people.
Nor have We been wanting in attentions to our Brittish brethren.
We have warned them from time to time of attempts by their legislature to extend an unwarrantable jurisdiction over us.
We have reminded them of the circumstances of our emigration and settlement here.
We have appealed to their native justice and magnanimity,
and we have conjured them by the ties of our common kindred to disavow these usurpations,
which, would inevitably interrupt our connections and correspondence.
They too have been deaf to the voice of justice and of consanguinity.
We must, therefore, acquiesce in the necessity,
which denounces our Separation, and hold them, as we hold the rest of mankind, Enemies in War, in Peace Friends.
We, therefore, the Representatives of the united States of America,
in General Congress, Assembled, appealing to the Supreme Judge of the world for the rectitude of our intentions,
do, in the Name, and by Authority of the good People of these Colonies,
solemnly publish and declare, That these United Colonies are, and of Right ought to be Free and Independent States;
that they are Absolved from all Allegiance to the British Crown,
and that all political connection between them and the State of Great Britain,
is and ought to be totally dissolved;
and that as Free and Independent States,
they have full Power to levy War, conclude Peace, contract Alliances, establish Commerce,
and to do all other Acts and Things which Independent States may of right do.
And for the support of this Declaration, with a firm reliance on the protection of divine Providence,
we mutually pledge to each other our Lives, our Fortunes and our sacred Honor.
Georgia Button Gwinnett Lyman Hall George Walton
North Carolina William Hooper Joseph Hewes John Penn
South Carolina Edward Rutledge Thomas Heyward, Jr. Thomas Lynch, Jr. Arthur Middleton
Massachusetts John Hancock
Maryland Samuel Chase William Paca Thomas Stone Charles Carroll of Carrollton
Virginia George Wythe Richard Henry Lee Thomas Jefferson Benjamin Harrison Thomas Nelson, Jr. Francis Lightfoot Lee Carter Braxton
Pennsylvania Robert Morris Benjamin Rush Benjamin Franklin John Morton George Clymer James Smith George Taylor James Wilson George Ross
Delaware Caesar Rodney George Read Thomas McKean
New York William Floyd Philip Livingston Francis Lewis Lewis Morris
New Jersey Richard Stockton John Witherspoon Francis Hopkinson John Hart Abraham Clark
Jersey in the house, bitches!
Richard Stockton is my 7X great uncle. Happy 4th and thank you for the tweets.🇺🇸
Hey Abraham Clark is my 7th great grandfather 😄
Wow, that's all kinds of awesome!
No women signed
but one printed the first clear and full copies from her own printing press and made them available to the people
Who was that, Sue?
Not Sue, but the woman who printed copies was Mary Katherine Goddard.
Women had no rights back then
Its all about the men. Didn't you know?
It's cool to see their names, isn't it? I'm a Lee. I want to see the actual signatures one day. :)
John Adams lived in Holland!
Lewis morris is an ancestor. 😁
You forgot Connecticut. Samuel Huntington, Roger Sherman, Oliver Wolcott, and William Williams.
Thank you, NPR, well-done! 👏👏👏👏👏🇺🇸🇺🇸🇺🇸🗽
Those people would be ashamed of Chris Christie's holiday weekend.
Thank you for reminding us what we are celebrating and what are responsibilities are as patriotic Americans.
* Some restrictions may apply.
Beautiful - thank you @NPR !
Great trolling of the dumbasses that thought you were calling for revolution instead of just tweeting the Declaration of Independence.
Thank you! 🇺🇸
Oligarchs have us by the balls. The Founders did not want this for us.
I'm a lucky one that got to touch The Liberty Bell as a small child.
I love you, @NPR ❤️🇺🇸💙
Thank you for posting the Declaration of Independence in its entirety.
This was awesome & so fitting this year in particular. Thank you for tweeting the Declaration of Independence and Happy Independence Day!
New Hampshire Josiah Bartlett William Whipple
Massachusetts Samuel Adams John Adams Robert Treat Paine Elbridge Gerry
Rhode Island Stephen Hopkins William Ellery
Connecticut Roger Sherman Samuel Huntington William Williams Oliver Wolcott
New Hampshire Matthew Thornton
I love you NPR, but never do this again.
They do it every year!
They do? Must have not followed last uea
This happened, and we let it happen lol
This was great!
Thank you for reminding us! Loved the list of signers! Happy Birthday America!
"Desperate Parasites for 600, Alex..." "This radio station found itself on the wrong side of an attempted government coup in November 2016."
Bravo @NPR! Brilliant tweeting of the Declaration of Independence! Happy #IndependenceDay2017!
Brilliant - thank you @NPR !
Thank you for this, and happy Fourth of July! 🇺🇸
God Bless America.. Thank you NPR for sharing this with us .. this day .
Bravo! Bravo! I loved this!!! Happy 4th. 🇺🇸🇺🇸🇺🇸
Thank you, NPR, for tweeting this....the landmark declaration upon which our country was founded. How r people who don't know this American
Thanks for outing all the so-called Patriots who clearly have NEVER read the #DeclarationOfIndependence ! #4thofJuly
should vote this the best thread ever! Happy 4th of July. Thank you.
Good for you, @NPR. Keep up the good work.
Thanks for exposing just how out of touch many of Trump's supporters actually are. Epic!!
this is a real nerd thing to do
Oliver is a cousin. Good on ya Oliver!
Fun fact: Samuel Huntington was the first president of the somewhat united states under the articles of confederacy
Another fun fact-Roger Sherman is the only person to sign Declaration of Independence, Articles Of Confederation and the US Constitution
Roger is my favorite. Set up the CT compromise!
Also signed the Articles Of Confederation and the US Constitution.
My great, great, great,....grandpa.
Hey look, @Pres_Bartlet -- your relative!
William Whipple - direct ancestor. :)
There's a neighborhood--Morrisania-and a fancy apartment building named for Lewis in the Bronx! #BronxNation
Thank you NPR and happy 4th!
Descended from Wilson here.
Represents even though they didn't include my ancestors. However there are swamps in VA that hold secrets.
I'm related to three of these men, one (Thomas Nelson Jr.) married the niece of my ancestress :) I'm a Lee.
Haha...just listened to you tell story of your uncle. Happy 4th of July!
No John Adams?
Massachusetts John Hancock Samuel Adams John Adams Robert Treat Paine Elbridge Gerry
Best signature ever!
Sone signature
John Hancock's name should have been in all caps.
I live in Gwinnett county and Hall & Walton counties are on either side. Just a trivia tidbit
Trump would never pledge a dime of his fortune.
He'd pledge a dime of his fortune if it was actually someone else's dime.
Sounds like the democratic platform
And yet, that's 45's M.O.
Well, Trump is balking at all three. He is a draft-dodger, he's hiding his fortune, and he has no sacred honor, or simple honor or decency
My favorite line!
This is a great idea. Thanks for this.
Thank you! Heard the Declaration read on NPR this morning. So incredibly moving.
I think this one is my favorite!
My hat is off to you for a brilliant reminder of what's important and a bulletproof way to put the spotlight on Trump's 'patriotism'.
Is the fourth of July celebrations celebrated more than ever?
And have fair and just elections
For real like now or last year shit this shouldn't even be a question. Why are we talking to Russia at all?
This is about the Declaration of Independence of our Country.
It's all good until you have to post about the Indian savages...
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Given the chatter tonight I am sooooooo hopeful July 5th may become Independence from Russia day.
Per usual your threads are great
I LOVE this idea - good for you!! I just got chills!
All the while in Native American territory.
Twitter is very depressing right now. Think I'll go to
All the while, while standing on Native American soil and without permission. AND THEN, EXCLUDED THEM. WOW! YOU SHOULD EXAMINE THIS HERITAGE
knew what would happen, didn't they? #DeclarationOfIndependence
Get the #AlwaysTrump crowd to scream NPR is calling for rebellion against L Don Trumpard?
Are you drunk? Your silly tweets make your state of mind questionable.
Go to the head of the class, sweetie. POTUS has a cookie for you.
It's the fact that she's a self-described "America First deplorable" that makes it art.
A radio network broadcasts the entire Declaration of Independence on its anniv. and you think it's "drunk" and "silly." Huh?
Well, she does call herself Deplorable. I wonder what she thinks of Trump's tweets?
Probably retweets them all
Have you heard of the Declaration of Independence? You may want to google it.
Why does the Declaration of Independence make you so angry?
It's the Declaration of Independence
You should take out the word 'educated' from your bio
Well JJ you just showed your level of education. You were offended by the Declaration Of Independence. You can block & ignore yourself now.
you wont reach an idiot who thinks being deplorable is a good thing. #clueless
You don't like the #DeclarationOfIndependence ? Did you think the 4th was just about Will Smith shooting down aliens?
oh, you and your fancy book learnin'. They actually think deplorability is a great thing. #submoronic
"Educated"
What a dummy!
Who's drunk now
Typical Trump Supporter... Doesn't even recognize one of her own country's most important documents. Kudos on your massive ignorance!
Literally pathetic. The lot of em. They literally don't know a thing about the history of this country and pledge allegiance to trump lol
Your profile says, "I ignore and block stupid people." So you're planning on ignoring & blocking yourself? 👍 As for your use of "liberals:"
Omg I don't think she even realizes what the tweets are...sad!
Smfh It's sad ur even allowed to vote.
Thank you @NPR for remind us of the Declaration of Independence. Sad that #Trump supporters are so ignorant and failed to recognize it .
HAHAHAHAHAH Typical Trumper. H8s the DoI and Loves Russia #TypicalAntiAmericanTrumper
Are you illiterate? That is the Declaration of Independence. Does this make you question anything about yourself?
Y'all wonder who is behind #Trump the #Buffoon now #clown-in-chief? Well you just have to go to #Trumprallies & see for yourself, 😝🤣
From King George to King Donald. We've come full circle. It's the #DeclarationOfIndependence #idiot
Children learn about the Declaration of Independence in elementary school, again in middle school, and then again in high school.
Apparently, not so much...
Not at schools that teach young creationism
Do you not recognize the Declaration of Independence? Or have you not read it before and just assume you know what is it it?? (Smh)
Are you a moron? I mean I know you are, but Christ maybe learn a little about American history.
hey MORON! Ever hear of THE DECLARATION OF INDEPENDENCE? My God! This stupidification of America by you tRump chumps!
Hahahaha! See how trump supporters understand things like this! No wonder they voted for him. Go figure! LOL again!
Spend a couple of days in school and learn about the Declaration of Independence.
Ahhhhh.....I think it's fair to say you're drunk!! Don't recognize this document??
you are dumb and unamerican leave north korea loves snowflakes
Too bad your education didn't include History 101.
I hope your head is hanging in shame right now.
These folks know no shame.
An educator really just stupid move to Russia maybe you will recognize their documents better. Teacher you are not. Just stupid
Your profile says that you ignore and block stupid people. You may want to block yourself after that tweet.😂
LOL Typical Trump supporter. Long on Twitter. Short on SMARTS! @realDonaldTrump
Wow, the stupidity... A good rule, when using "America First" you should be able to recognize the defining document of the country.
And you wonder why you trump supporters are called stupid andn ignorant... Because you are!!!
It's the Declaration of Independence, friend. But I can forgive you for mistaking the tyrant King George III for the Tyrant 45.
Your ceasing Twitter after this gem was your best idea yet. Keep it up.
Calling NPR drunk for tweeting the Dec of Independence on July 4? Are you thoroughly embarrassed yet? Too proud to admit your foolishness?
Seriously, about that refund.
Typical trump supporter! Doesn't know a thing. Open your eyes.
You get mad at the NPR for citing the Declaration of Independence on Independence Day and decribe yourself as educated....lol!
Hahahahahaha. What a stupid bitch.
how can you consider yourself an educated women but not know what the declaration of independence is?
He's the worst #POTUS we have ever had
Oy, DOI. Written in 1776.
I totally don't mind never talking to Putin again. What about you, Trump? SMDH
Sounds very much like HBO television. ( Not a bad thing, if you don't use it in real situtations )
Like say, birthing a nation?
'native' justice?
It's called the Declaration of Independence. Go read it! @mriendea @NPR
Yes, I know what it is. You're the one who needs to read it. @mriendea @NPR
LOL. yes go read it.
You're the one who didn't know what they were tweeting, idiot. Stop tweeting at me. @mriendea @NPR
Great job, you found an image online. Now actually read it.
I am descended from Benjamin Rush.
Stop taking government money.
You thought this was the appropriate place for your right wing ignorance, in the midst of a tweet of the Declaration of Independence?
This supposed patriot doesn't know what it is, who's surprised?
You're realllyyy smart, aren't you? 🤣
UHM... Fine then YOU stop taking government money.
Does the declaration of independence scare you snowflake?
For someone who says they're educated on their Twitter page, you don't seem to have studied US History at all! Declaration of Independence
Wow. You don't even recognize the Declaration of Independence. Just dumb as a box of rocks.
Thanks so much for illustrating with this and your other tweet at NPR today that Trump supporters truly are the stupidest a-holes on earth
You should ask for a refund from your HS since you clearly haven't figured out that they're tweeting the DOI #SleptThruHistoryClass
I'd like to think this part in our modern day, is about the GOP.
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God I hope 45 sees this out of context and pitches a fit because he thinks he's being talked about
If there's one thing this president has taught me, it's that we finally know who "You're So Vain" must have been about
Who didn't fuck him in the 70s and 80s. He was a NYC Piranha 🤢
I swear... I didn't ... I wasn't even in NYC more than 5 or 10 times then.
He always brought the amyl and the blow. I could see how many would be tempted.
And there is 0 chance he recognizes the Declaration of Independance
That would mean he acutally has to read it
Twitter is the only thing I'm convinced he does read
Short sentences is his fortay
Oh my. Who does this sound like?
that one right there.
How long till a Republican assumes this is against Trump and starts complaining about the media?
Already happening in the comments. 😣
FYI: It's an annual tradition for NPR to do this on Independance Day. Read aloud on radio and tweet/FB the Declaration of Independence
It has different twist this year! Good thing Donnie didn't see this.
EXACTLY! Trumpcucks know and idiot is running the country and now they are pissed at....wait for it.....NPR
Actually a Trumper just posted info he felt "outed" NPR & trumpers jumped all over it. Almost like they seek anything to not feel ugly for-
racism. Like they feel they justify it if they can find something disparaging about "the other side" - that it makes their vile mindset okay
I think most of those answering to the quotes from the Declaration of Independence are Russian bots, paid to hate freedom.
So incredibly predictable
It's depressing.
They've been doing it all day.
It's like when Trumpettes thought that the fictional "resistance radio" from Man in the High Castle was about Trump, too. It's bizarre.
Immediately
Wonderful tweet! Thank you!
When you're triggered by the Declaration of Independence bc you want so badly to submit to King Donald the Doll-Handed....
Amazing! Unfortunately, not surprising, given the lack of education these last 50 years, that so few can recognise our founding documents.
Everytime I hear the first words, the Star Trek episode springs to mind. Even in a bastardized version. Kirk still recognizes it.
I feel the guy on the notifications though 😂😂😂
Welp, he did it to himself
To be fair I'm sure not doesn't tweet that much regularly
Maybe. Calling the Declaration of Independence spam is not a good look, though 😳
I didn't take it that way. Took it as the action of posting. I would be just turned notifications off
That's not the same guy though
Top left tweet in her screenshots. We are talking about all of them Tony. Please stop trying to defend these ppl
I didnt refer to anyone but the dude talking about notifications.
500 tweets about this trash? Nah, he was talking abt the Declaration there.
We were talking about the dude who said it was spam
🤣🤣
Did @darren_mills ever eat that bow-tie or just more shit?
who forced Brandon to turn on NPR notifications though lmao
Sorry, my bad. I thought he would like them!
I think the conservatives are turning into purported snowflakes; remaining in a burning down buildings hoping the fire goes out by itself
Bitch about poetic throwback to the very reason we have 4th of July. Proceeds to try and "make America great again." SHAMELESS IGNORANCE...
This doesn't sound like the NPR I follow.
Every July 4 they read the declaration aloud with different reporters taking sections. Now they also tweet out the document.
I hope you're kidding.
Cherie is either a bot or never read the Declaration of Independence in high school.
Maybe they would have preferred it translated into Russian?
"The doll-handed"(!) 👌🏾
I think the first person I saw to coin that nickname for Cheeto was @jerweber
Today, I just read about a politician that " Kanyed the mic" Rolling😂😂😂
All these self proclaimed Constitutional conservatives apparently never understood the issues the Founders were trying to address
True. I'm certain they've never really read it. I think most of them don't even know why they back Trump/GOP. They don't do their research
Many are self proclaimed Federalist who really align with the ideals Anti-federalist, and thus wouldn't have signed IT given the choice.
The whole system was built on compromise guaranteeing no one being pleased.
Cc: Trumpkins and Brogressives.
Now you're alienating people that vote the same as you. 👍🏻
The extremes do tend to save their real vitriol for those willing to work together for the sake of compromise, don't they?
And his doesn't even begin to explain the dark underbelly of the electorate.
Worked well until the Zero Sum Generation took over.
Seriously, though. Almost like all those participation trophies didn't work.
This explains a lot...
To be fair @JustEsrafel totally owned it. He's refusing to delete his tweet so others can learn from his ignorance. Very cool.
Thanks for point that out to me! 🍻 to @JustEsrafel
Bery telling that neither his supporters or him can recognize the declaration when it's staring them in the face!!
The guy is a douchebag embarrassed by his own stupidity and blind idolatry. He's deserves no free pass. Read his timeline.
He said he made a mistake, so he's a bigger man than POTUS 🤷🏻‍♀️
His entire timeline and POV is a mistake.
he is a dumbass who slanders Obama and BLM so... meh
Don't disagree but maybe it's a sign for even the most hopeless cases. Like this guy who was born into the KKK:
The white flight of Derek Black
A former heir to a racial nationalist movement reconsiders the ideology he once helped spread.
washingtonpost.com
I dunno, just yesterday he tweeted that liberals are mentally ill.
Putting the names of all the anti-NPR tweets in my data base of Really Stupid People
You're gonna need a bigger boat...
Makes me think 45 is channeling King George.
The Declaration of Independence? Why would you call that trash? When IS a good time to bring it up if not on July 4th???
LMAO!! 😅😅😅
Amusing as all hell. @realDonaldTrump, would you even RECOGNIZE your Constitution or Dec. of Ind. if you saw it...? I can, as a BRIT, ps. ;)
I don't submit to @realDonaldTrump as it is not necessary for me to submit to any man but to God only as my faith is in God alone.
calling for revolution 😹
To be fair to that guy he realized his mistake and owned it. He's actually much more awesome than many of twitter, it turns out.
He's really not. Read more of his past tweets. He's not awesome at all.
Lol the Declaration of Independence is "trash" and fake patriotism...too much
Mad King Donald is the Only Truth and Light, all else is FAKE NEWS!!!! #MAGA
The response from D.G.Davies is hilarious... 😂😂😂 In 1776 the founding fathers were planning the revolution of 2017. Chapeau!
I think this one is officially my favorite response to the Declaration of Independence
Wow, that's embarrassing.😬
What makes this better is that @Deplorable_JJ has "Retired educated woman" in her profile
But they don't want revolution. They whine every time they see those thugged out rioting ANTIFA. We have become a pussified conservative USA
The debbie account was not a trump supporter. We on the left need to stop making assumptions. She was attacked and deleated get comment
HEY! YOU'RE MAKING MY PHONE MAKE BUZZY NOISES, CUT IT OUT!
Two fewer I.Q. points and you could place them on a sunny window sill and water them twice daily.
Sweet Jesus. Were those real people? Surely no ones that stupid.
Unfortunately... Many are... And even more are even stupider...
Umm... flat-earthers... aka, perhaps, the Mad Kings " low information voters"?
These people are actually trolling the *DECLARATION OF INDEPENDENCE*
No, the Declaration of Independence is TROLLING THEM!!! lol
And what did we learn today folks? That most have no damn clue what a Declaration of Independence is.
I would probably unfollow too and I hate Trump. That shit would ruin a timeline.
Some of you folks seemed to be surprised that these cult members are stupid. Yes, they really are that stupid.
"King Donald the doll handed" 😂 sounds like a petty tyrant who gets beheaded in Games of Thrones Hahaha
11 more days to season 7!
Boggles the mind, in the not so distant future neurologists will call the brain disorder Trump's disease
When you're so smug you think a tweet about the declaration being trash must be from a Trump supporter...bigot much?
I wonder how many other books hacked up into 140 characters the literally challenged wouldn't be able to recognize.
It's hard to tweet picture books for the repulicans
I would love to see an experiment like this with faves like bill oreilys or Alex Jones' books.
YESSSSSSSSSSSS......
They have to be Poe accounts right? Are there really people that dumb?
is just complaining about the spam effect of these thousands of tweets. Dunno how that makes him a Trump supporter.
I think it was his unfollowing...willing ignorance bc one time you were kinda annoyed by something. Seems pretty trumpanzee imo.
Funny, that's what liberals are famous for -reading and discussing the issues. Enlightenment, it's what stops tyranny and mediocracy.
Never before has an American POTUS been outwitted by a 3rd world punk (NK) until failed, bloated POTUS Trump.
Calling the Declaration of Independence "trash" on July 4th? Really?
Those poor, triggered ❄️ ❄️ ❄️!
Had to figure out a way to sell guns after the threat of taking them suddenly disappeared. Lefties are rising up!!!!
"We hold these truths to be Self-Evident" memorized,dissected &understood in 4th grade.At least I THOUGHT it was still taught. My class YES
This is a sad statement of our uneducationed populace. Pick up a book once in awhile people!
Best and brightest right there. Only not.
Terrifying. So many can't recognize the Declaration of Independence, the core document of our nation. And they ridicule it's ideas!
Yeah. Those guys weren't perfect ... acknowledging that (I think) is super important. Thanks for the reminder :-)
And they say Trump followers have no sense of history!
Nothing better than watching a moron denigrate the fundamental reasoning behind the birth of his nation.
NPR has changed. They have become pro right. I just tweeted them about it. No more support from me in the future
King Donald the Unable.
Wow, there are really so many kinds of stupid out there...
NPR - I loved the fact you tweeted the Declaration of Independence! Keep it up! Why would the gov. defund you over such a patriotic idea?
Sad that people don't know one of our founding documents. Even sadder that it took an NPR tweet to get liberals to read it too.
Not a liberal but do whatever makes you feel OK 👍🏻
And now we know why @realDonaldTrump is in the White House... Woefully, willfully ignorant people are allowed to vote.
That's the alt-right for you. Claiming to be anti-PC, yet are triggered and outraged over the most trivial of things.
It ups the scary 100x when you realize that those "patriots" don't even know the Declaration of Independence.
Which would also imply they don't actually know the constitution, either--except for the only amendment that counts for them - #2
Not sure what is better, call the Declaration of Independence "trash" or that he says "literarily" no one will read it, when he's reading it
Wow. Stupid has no bounds.
The right reading the Declaration of Independence and automatically thinking it refers to trump says a lot. Even they see similarities.
His hands are so tiny! I'm shocked he hasn't blown off random body parts from past fireworks usage. He's exceptionally dumb!
Remember when the #DeclarationOfIndependence triggered patriotism instead of blind hatred in Americans?
Seems that those who claim to be the most dedicated patriots, never bothered to read the Declaration of Independence. Sad and funny.
"King Donald the Doll-Handed" via @AlexandraAimee
Poor little GOP snowflakes!!!
The sign of a true 'patriot' is thinking the declaration of independence, which actual patriots died for, is trash.
I couldn't say Patriot™ because there's a company called Patriot that makes memory and they don't need to be associated with this.
Dumb idea to post the declaration of independence on Independence day? Rethink why you lost your fans in the news...probably for the best.
Yep, the Declaration called for a revolution from the King of England's rule and thus created America; a true act of defiance
Trumpsters: this is the Declaration of Independence sent to King George. But if you recognize your prince you should soul search
Just give me one example of tyrant behavior.
*tyrannical behavior
One glorious example of his tyrannical behavior is claiming the MSM is the enemy of the people. It's the hallmark trait of any tyrant.
Me Me Me now...
Enriching yourself and your family through the influence of your high position. Ruling via edict, not legislation. Ignorance and ego.
Their responses to the Declaration of Independence were a... *puts on sunglasses* ...Trumpster fire.
YAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAA!!!!!
One guy thought we were trying to revolt after reading a tweet from NPR that was the Declaration of Independence. Trumpers are losing it.
A people with a ruler is, by definition, not truly free.
The Constitution is based on the government being by the consent of the people, i.e., "We the people..." So it is self governance
The fact that people choose their rulers does not make them free. They remain a ruled people and thus, not truly free.
A constitution implies consent. We the people are consenting to be ruled or governed. It's a contract more or less.
A contract without reciprocity does not a contract make. Mark Twain. (maybe)
Ooh, your soooo right, John. We should all be free all the time...sweet mother.
Literally no one likes you.
i disagree. A free ppl is 1 w/ autonomous choice even if that leads to less autonomy. U can always exit the social contract
Hence why our leaders aren't rulers, they're representatives. The President is not the boss, he is the employee of every citizen.
Distinction without difference, in my (apparently unpopular) opinion. Idea of President as employee is theory. Not the case in practice.
If he was an employee we would have fired him...
Now, there's something we can agree on!
Alot of us ARE trying to get him fired. And as a free people we have the right to push for that. & To elect people in 2018 who will do it.
Social contract is theory. Whether or not it adheres to your definition of freedom is irrelevant I suppose.
To be free is to be ruled by your own principles.
For what exactly?
We're working on it
We're working on it Stupidity is hard to undo in politics
It's occurring, and has occurred before.
True. Not really practice as we've grown accustomed as citizens to not flexing those muscles, but that doesn't mean they can't be used.
Normal presidents see themselves as representatives. With this one you have a point, but he's the one who is wrong.
May see themselves that way. History shows they rarely, if ever, act that way. All tend to expand power in ways detrimental to the people.
Distinction with difference, just because you dont want to recognize reality here. A head of state executes laws, he does not "rule"
Freedom without responsible governance over oneself and one's nation is chaos. Better is liberty.
It's an important distinction. And one Jefferson wrote a lot about.
"Rightful liberty is unobstructed action according to our will within limits drawn around us by the equal rights of others. "
I do not add 'within the limits of the law' because law is often but the tyrant's will,"
"and always so when it violates the rights of the individual."
Unfettered freedom allows the tyrant to oppress. We must be willing to submit to reasonable authority in order
to protect the individual liberty of all. And rise up when authority becomes unreasonable.
Exactly. The Founders did not want another King or even an office that could morph into a Kingship.
Does seem to be where we're headed at best and where we are at worst.
Can someone please explain that to you-know-who?
In theory, yes, but realistically can you tell the president what to do and make him do it like a true boss can?
In reality #POTUS is still just an employee because we do get to fire whoever it is every 4 to 8 years. Kings usually have to die.
We don't have rulers in America. We have representatives.
U.S. is ruled by the Constitution and laws passed by elected reps. Const'al rule of law & ✔️s and balances prevent rule by any 1 person.
Only way to be truly 'free' is to live completely w/out govt. No modern 1st world country will advocate anarchy.
also, there is no such thing as free will
Tax dodger. Egotist.
if one is not allow to shit in the Denny's and then skate off their load through the exit unpunished, one is, by definition, not truly free
Pedantry eh? How's that working out for you?
Thanks for reminding us of the importance of our historical documents!
There goes the word unfit, AGAIN!!!!
Really? Name three of his albums.
(Possibly sensitive)
The Batman soundtrack
(Possibly sensitive)
my favourite was controversy
Don't forget Purple Rain
O thought he was a prince. Turned out he was just a POS.
And still smarter than Obumfuck.
Pat yourself on your dumb little head and keep telling yourself that. 🙄
You really need to get over the fact that Obama is gone
What are you even talking about?
Lovin' NPR shade!!!
They apparently do this every year, not shade. It's funny seeing trumpettes think otherwise.
In 2017, even if a routine, it's definitely also become shade. And it's great.
But it's not shade. It's straight from the Dec of Ind. The fact that Trumpers FEELS that it's shade is HILARIOUS to me.
It is hilarious. Speaks to the cult of personality....
Should have said Founding Father shade. 😁😁😁
(should have made sure that I had my sarcasm font on /s)
Hahahahahahahaha The Declaration of Independence is "Shade" hahahahahaha
They knew you were a tyrant. Who knew you were the King come back again?
Do the Trumpsters replying in anger to this tweet realize they're seeing the same parallel?
They don't comprehend irony very well at all.
Yep irony and/or humor usually flies far far over their heads
They don't know it's the DO I. That's the hilarious, and horribly sad, part.
Too ignorant to recognize the Declaration. Too lacking in curiosity to investigate.
How appropriate on this day! Thank you, NPR for posting their words. Happy 4th!
Is that Wonder Woman's sister Nu'Bia?
A Prince whose character is thus marked by every act which may define a Tyrant, is unfit to be the ruler of a free people.
Is that about Joffrey on Game of Thrones aka POTUS 45
King George III but all tyrants gotta get in where they fit in
THAT ORANGE MORON IS DEFINITELY NOT A PRINCE
Trump is unfit to hold office.
Thank you for all of this... Apparently some people are uneducated about our Declaration of Independence.. Sad..
Wait wait don't tell me - Shakespeare? Bernie? MSNBC? The libtards? No??
Why don't you know what the Declaration of Independence is?
Whoosh! I mean... Look at her tweets. #Sarcasm
Libtards? Try using real words. There is a dictionary app if you aren't sure.
The Declaration of Independence
President Thomas Jefferson and the Founders, you ignoramus.
I appreciate the "wait wait don't tell me" reference. A true NPR fan. Fantastic!
Try the Declaration of Independence. These words are over 200 years old and are the foundation of our country.
Dimo is a troll bot. Don't waste your time.
Trolling the trolls, actually - a meta-troll? 🎣
Thank you to those who detected the oozing sarcasm... 😂
Hahaha. You don't even recognize the Declaration of Independence
Too bad they excluded POC
Also too bad they talked about "Indian Savages" right in this very document ☹️
As a society we evolve (at least most of us do). What was once accepted becomes unacceptable. That's good.
But the consequences linger, and don't move on as quickly as we think we do
True. We must move forward not backward. Racism etc belongs in past like flat earthism. #RESIST
Trump belongs in the past too but sadly all of these things, flat earthism, still exist.
Applying modern morals to past eras is smug folly.
Not nearly as much as making excuses for abhorrent behavior. Or going against your own stated principles. #MissMeWithTheCrazy
It requires nothing on your part but gives the assurance that you'll always be right.
And no one excused any behaviors.
You know even in the 80's in history class the teachers made excuses about that
A people who blindly but freely selected a neocon warmonger & a corporate racist as their binary choice for leader deserve the end-tyranny.
Our first POTUS was a General in charge of the Revolution. But please go on about Neocon warmongers.
Difference: G Washington didn't seek war, Trump salivates at the thought.
Trump wants to send others to die in war. When he had his chance to fight he chose not to 5 times. Tennis & sex more important than country.
how could you forget Golf?
Nor did he seek the presidency either.
Washington didn't seek war, but he totally started the French and Indian War/the Seven Years War by being bad at his job lol
Well, in Washingtons defense, he didn't get 4 deferments over a bone spur in his foot.
Would sound better if Jefferson wrote it.
War monger comments have always been nonsensical hyperbole, epsecially when it was O calling airstrikes in the same places she was visiting.
A man who constantly has to tell everyone he is king; is not king.
King George III was the King of England
Yes but if you are constantly telling people instead of just being King, it indicates that you are unfit to lead.
Much like: if he constantly has to point out that he won, then perhaps he knows he didn't do so fair and square? 🙄
I will not infer further but its more like a supervisor at work being like "I am the manager! You do what I say because I make a $1 more!"
But they aren't "the manager." A manager is someone you can talk to and who has your back against the corporate oligarchs.
That rules out Pedro then.
If the shoe fits wear it. If u think our constitution is describing the man currently in office then... take the hint please!!
Declaration of Independence, not the Constitution
Lol I literally just tweeted saying my mistake but thanks
Imagine being someone who trolls through the comments waiting for someone to say "constitution" instead of "declaration"
Somehow I knew there would be at least 1. I rushed back to beat them to it but alas I was a few seconds late lol
Sorry I meant Declaration of Independence before anyone tries to kill me over that lmao
Ummm well he @realDonaldTrump ain't no prince, a Tyrant most definitely
Nothing princely about the asswipe! Well, he's a royal asswipe.
😄😄Doucheifer the royal Ignoranus
Prince Von Trumpleforeskins
Eeeewwww I had a mental pic 😝😝thanks a lot 😅😅
Dangling Trumpon 😰😰
That fact that Conservatives assumed this was about Trump says a hell of a lot about Trump.
And also about how ignorant his cult members are...
I think it says more about the education system in the US. It took more than 2 years of Trump campaigning to create a society this ignorant.
I'm here for the dumb as rocks illiterate #maga #trumpsupporters. I wanna see how far this nation has fallen. #independenceday
Ppl who think The Declaration of Independence = an attack on Trump rather than King George, maybe they're not as patriotic as they think.
And just as stupid as the rest of us think...
It's not about Trump, it's about protecting a $25 Billion a year payout to non-profits set up to inform us about Obamacare
#SteppenwolfKen Trying to save space and be informing.
Dyslexic humor, Beta testing of economic development plan based on new tourist delivery venue, broad based metrics of diverse demographics
Gathered and timed on Twitter. Live, as you read this. Clonable in over 2000 cities. Should provide 2000 jobs locally. For all skill levels
One link lands on a rapper tweet, so I invited them to party like a Steppenwolf. Marketing. Inclusive. Tought a blind man how to give tours
Tought a blind man how to give tours of underground tunnels under the sidewalk, location found by his cane and sk8boarders.
Dyslexic humor part. Twitter is the business plan. The writing part that we have problems orginizing so that y'all understand. The tweets
The tweets are a 5d fractal database of datum. Anonymous demographic points tracked to indicate attention span. Interest level in ...
Interest level in different view point. If you backtrack to first posts you can trace a voice in a storm searching for ...
No, fucktard. It's about declaring Independence from a tyrannical king 241 years ago. Go read a fucking book, if you can read.
@EirinnSutphen Um. What?
You are an idiot. Seriously. Go find your rock. You have no idea how healthcare or the ACA work. Just shhhh.
This gets right to the important point and why we need to forcibly seize the narrative back from them on pretty much all the talking points.
It gets to the important point that we need better civics lessons in rural school systems.
Amen to that! That's one of the main reasons we are here right now & no one seems to be talking about it!
Thank you NPR for trying to bridge the abyss this 4th of July by reminding us all where we came from
Truth. Thank you for doing this, NPR.
We're going to have to get a few scholars to write another Declaration of Independence after Trump is gone. We gotta tell Putin to fuck off.
Y'all know this is part of the DoI & not a dig on @realDonaldTrump right? But then again, if the shoe fits...
They do this every year but his supporters don't notice anything outside their bubble. For fuck sake everyone on social media is angry.
Does this not sound like someone we know, @realDonaldTrump?
Funny that this one got to the trumpeters huh?
Coming from some who sells there Ti*s online!! Joke.. stay in canada..
You do know this is the declaration of independence, right?
you left "ridiculous moron" out of your bio, champ.
Oh NPR, you knew this was going to happen, didn't you? Please tell me you knew it. I love you, NPR.
These fuckers called it over two centuries in advanced.
Lot of @realDonaldTrump supporters presuming @NPR is tweeting about him
A Prince whose character is thus marked by every act which may define a Tyrant, is unfit to be the ruler of a free people.
This remains the story of Black people in the United States. When shall we celebrate our independence?
And cue the Trumpsters outrage, 3, 2, 1....
Seems twitter truly is the land of the blue parrot...
What do you mean?
Thomas Jefferson. True even today.
Straight forward
Still so relevant
"May none but honest and wise men ever rule under this roof"
How dare you @NPR? How dare you reprint the Declaration of Independence on Independence Day? Sorry just some sarcasm with my coffee.
"You'll be back" - king George
I love the ignorance shown by so many.
Thanks so much, @NPR , for reminding us what our Founding Fathers desired for this country. Now if the elected leadership could remember...
Ignorance is a REQUIREMENT for membership in the GOP
Pls define who....are u referring to the Saudi prince?
It's from the Declaration of Independence . . . .
This is the Declaration of Independence. Saudi didn't exist until the 30's...
I can't believe that people are so stupid that they don't know this is the Declaration of Independence. #idiocracy
How many people are losing their crap because they don't recognize the Declaration of Independence? Haha. #history #reading #usa #happy4th
It was ok to read this last year, but now it's dangerous b/c Obama isn't Pres. anymore. Please stop this tradition unless Dems regain pwr.
As great as are the words, as great are those who only see it as an opportunity to thrive amongst the ignorance of the paragraphs.
Attack the media, the democrats, blame Obama and Clinton and women...but completely ignore the people. Yep that's our POTUS
"There was a time when protestors would be greeted by violent opposition" Same with scoundrels who rob the already poor.
Petition government's grievances is not protected by the 1st amendment
maybe you guys should read this
I would like @realDonaldTrump to humbly leave the White House
Who stabs pregnant women in their sleep?
Wrong sub-thread, moron
Indians didn't play by your rules, and you didn't play by theirs, invaders.
Merciless Indian savages...
This line here is why we as a Nation were founded on hate. I mean, this, and the 3/5 rule. It's great to LOVE America...but be honest.
Well put. Thank you for the pragmatic take on what it is to be Americans
Quoting this is a violation of Twitter TOS ;)
Domestic savages.
When humans can't communicate savagery is always the solution, for some.
Yeah, this one. Created equal? The oppressed become oppressors before ink is dry? This attempted annihilation & slavery built the USA.
Yeah, unfortunatley "men" had strict meaning. Didn't include women & who they saw as livestock & savages. Thank goodness for progress!
im white and native....... maybe europeans should have made europe great again instead of immigrating and murdering 3 continents of natives.
Wtf? "Merciless savages?!?" Shouldn't we rewrite this part now that we know that we were the merciless savages? I mean seriously? #realtalk
No, it's a historical document & shows the truth of our beginnings. We should never rewrite that, nor forget so we don't continue the same.
You're right it's just so painful to read. It should at least be amended to honor the truth
There is no process to amend the Declaration, but we can show that we're better than those attitudes now. See #NotYourMascot for a start.
Can we? We should do it through current laws, like actually fixing the criminal justice system that's racially biased, drug laws, etc.
Voter suppression laws.
And, it's not a living document like the constitution.
I don't think you can amend a declaration of independence. Or, like, that's what your constitution is.
And hopefully we can live to witness the arc of the moral universe bend toward justice.
I was trying to find hope today. Always a rough holiday, this one particularly painful with this dullard KKK grifter on the USA bully pulpit
I believe each and every one of us can be that hope. Speak out, do good and don't stop believing in the right things ❤️
This line here should give us pause when we think about the freedoms that many have not shared in the course of our history. #colonialwords
Ok, you could have left out the racist sections. Seriously.
Don't you think this illustrates that our country was founded on racism and oppression, and that that might be especially poignant now?
It's part of our history. "Those who fail to learn from history are doomed to repeat it." (Winston Churchill)
(As a mixed-blood American Indian woman, I do take issue with this sentence.)
Man, I really hope "inciting domestic insurrections" is not a reference to the British offering freedom to the slaves. Oh, that's exactly wh
Sure he has...
Pssst... they're talking about George III. They're reading the Declaration of Independence. #awkward
It is applicable
Excited...the resistance....Are they talking about Trump? Grumble...
It's the goddamn Declration of Independence, written 241 years ago. So probably no.
Maybe you weren't a fan of Shakespeare...it's called foreshadowing....
If the shoe fits, feel free to wear it. The Republican party has been monarchist for decades now.
This is why we need someone OTHER THAN Betsy DeVos in charge of education.
Bitch, This Is You All Over
I always liked that line
Yes. NPR Journalists, with a 'mission'.
It's the US Declaration of Independence, you twat
en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Signing_o… Members of congress approved on July 4.
you just fact-checked yourself, lmao.
And the document says..
So. heh. You are announcing to the world your discovery of a new birth date of the nation. lmao.
Again I ask: so?
It was ratified by the congress on July 4th, the copy you linked to was ordered by congress and signed in August. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/United_St…
You were complaining ppl were "changing the date" of the declaration and now the words are making you mad
It's the Declaration of Independence....but freedom of speech means you can hate America if you want. Have a nice holiday.
It's the declaration of independence, a primary document of our history. I'd hardly call tweeting this out "journalism with an agenda".
yep. The agenda was?
It's a tradition. They have done it before. What's your agenda?
They have done it before.?? Sorry. I walking a very long string of desperate NPR tweets.
Yes they have. Last year, and I think every year since they've been on Twitter.
Interesting answer to my question.
Bc was signed in 7/4/76 in case you live in a hole - proclaimed our freedom from GB. They've read it on air/tweeted 4 for close to 30 years.
His agenda is he's a #trumpanzee who got caught doing what they do best. Being uninformed and fake victimized.
To teach history?
The same agenda they've had for THIRTY YEARS. Yet you presume a target.
Retweeting the Declaration of Independence? Idiot. @mriendea @NPR
Hahaha. Look at this dumb ass. This is what happens when you have more patriotism than brains.
They read it on air, they tweet it on Twitter. Breathe.
Never read our founding document have you?
Are you a Russian bot? You clearly do not have mastery of the English language.
Do you need a safe place to hide from the Declaration of Independence, snowflake?
Where you live?
They're tweeting out the declaration of independence because it's July 4th you dingbat
Fuck ma , your not helping out the with the whole "America's uneducated" myth are you?
Big King George supporter?
If I didn't know any better....I'd call this a subtweet.
Unworthy... wrestling CNN...puts Trump on that list...
AND TOTALLY UNWORTHY THE HEAD OF A CIVILIZED NATION @realDonaldTrump
Our Founding Fathers had Attila the Hun. Ivan the Terrible, Sen. Joseph McCarthy, Richard Nixon and Donald Trump in mind.
He's so not worthy of being the Head of any civilized nation... oh this is the Declaration of Independence? You weren't talking about Trump!
This whole thing is the Declaration of Independence being tweeted line by line on the 4th. Go back to history class.
#25thAmendmentNow It is our Constitutional duty to insist our government representatives remove FEEBLE TRUMP from office.
Wow NPR, You're talking about the GOP, ever since Nixon!
Oh, the perfidy @NPR !
Hmmm sounds like a malignant narcissist: do you think the founders never knew them? Of course they knew
I get so tired of this the founders could never have anticipated a man like Trump .😂😂😈
Trump really should've stayed with the Paris Accord
Only figuratively. Wait, are we still talking about Trump?
This is the part where we really start to stick Trump I mean the king, I mean yeah deja vu
#25thAmendmentNow It is our Constitutional duty to insist our government representatives remove FEEBLE TRUMP from office.
You're wasting this, I have no idea what you're talking about...so your cause is still unknown
This is the Declaration of Independence.
yes, thanks...I got it a couple tweets later
an example of trump's poorly educated 🙄
She's no Trump voter, judging on her feed. Interesting that people immediately assumed she was.
If you just read one it's like a haiku and people can be all??? Shinobi? Kagumesha? Shibari???
Why would you NOT know our Declaration of Independence when you see it? Where are you from?
lol wow, Excuse me, I saw some of the most obscure language over several tweets, then got it when I recognized it..Where the hell U from?
Life, liberty and the pursuit of happiness....obscure language. If you're a Trumper, I get that.
Ummmm im from England and immediately knew it was the Declaration of Independence ... you just wanted to stir the shit pot..
It's called the Declaration of Independence the cornerstone of American freedom and modern republican democracy
It is the Declaration of Independence, Schmuck!
Wtf wt these ppl. Read the damn history already. smfh
Seems like u have no idea what ur talking abt. SMFH
You are literally really stupid
The Declaration of Independence, you simpleton. @Trackerinblue @NPR
It's unbelievable. Apparently this was a thing this morning. Trumpers protesting against NPR. 😳 @Scairp114 @Trackerinblue @NPR
It's the Declaration of Independence you stupid stupid person
it's the Declaration of Independence
it's the Declaration of Independence ya idiot.
lol, you should learn about the country in which you live genius. It's the Declaration of Independence.
I am amazed that anyone in the 1% would continue to support @realDonaldTrump
I'm about to cry now.
Fit, you hear that Trump, FIT!!!!
On Twitter on the fourth of July! Explosive reading at NPR
The US began naturally in 1776 because telephones were ¬invented yet, so, just because they are invented now, doesn't change the LAW.
Guantánamo, anyone?
This is a big one
Do upper class lawyers cause that or is it just an illusion of fairness in law for the money you have?
The unanimous Declaration of the thirteen united States of America,
Oh we plan on giving Trump a nice one though!
Here's where our 5th, 6th and 7th amendment originated.
Mostly without justification or false inflation.
I see you looking at us and our money. Look away you evil bastard! @realDonaldTrump
No taxation without representation
Finally someone with balls telling other countries we will no longer b taken advantage of like we were with the leader from behind Obama.
It's the Declaration of Independence about King George you fuckwit 😂
So dumb, lmao....
FYI: Annual tradition for NPR to do this on Independance Day. Radio & tweet/FB the Declaration of Independence. From a nationalist king
N - on P - atriotic R - etards
DECLARATION OF INDEPENDENCE.
Another moment of comic genius. Seriously, how do come up with this stuff? It's like you sit by yourself all day and... oh.
What's more patriotic than tweeting the entire Declaration of Independence? #HistoryClassWasImportant
What's more Patriotic than Tards dissing it?
Who was dissing it? Certainly not NPR, who reads the DoI on the air every year on July 4th.
You really are an idiot. And paranoid. Try learning the history of this nation and you might recognise what all these tweet are.
lol good one. You stay up all night thinking this one up? On a serious note, there's over 900 independent NPR stations.
I think you're misunderstanding the entire Declaration of Independence. It's not surprising. You did vote for Trump.
I know more about it than you do. Now, show some RSPECT!
You realize this quote is from the section of the #DeclarationOfIndependence where they list grievances against King George, right? Right?
Finally? You mean in 1776?
"Finally" = 241 years ago.
This is the declaration of independence. Talking about what king George iii did to cause us to declare independence.
Looks like someone tried to MAGA before 1776 😂
That is totally the part you would RT
I mean, the other parts are v good, too, but that's the best part.
Trade issues
But we still tried to trade behind the UK's back. 😂
If you're a rich white man raise your hand and do whatever you want with it under @realDonaldTrump he's cool with rich white male crime
Well that sounds familiar
Remember Remember the 5th of December.
we know you're planning this already. We're not that dumb.
Here's where the 3rd amendment to the US Constitution came from, these actions right here!
Pretended legislation is the only legislation @realDonaldTrump knows how to do though
That is a good, good point. That is the gambit. Act outside the bounds of the imaginable and who's to say? Hopefully the Independent counsel
OMG HE IS THE KING OF ENGLAND @realDonaldTrump U DICK
Crazy King George...he literally was.
Now I want to read more about him!!
They eventually just locked him in the attic of one of the palaces so no one would see him. True story.
Wow! What a perfect ending too!
Some think he may have had porphyria like Howard Hughes was suspected of having. Interesting stuff for sure!
It sounds fantastic! I love a good twisted history book!
Your talking about Obama's "Liberal World Order" and the overwhelming evidence of his surrender of sovereignty, I assume!
Well it's the Declaration of Independence, so I'm pretty sure they're talking about King George III
I was referring to the specific highlighted sentence.
It's all the Declaration of Independence. Wow. Reading these clueless ppl it's becoming clearer and clearer u don't know this stuff.
They aren't highlighting anything. Just tweeting the Declaration. That you see it as an attack on your guy speaks volumes.
Thanx for the obvious statement though.
Kids, stay in school.
Wow... this is the Declaration of Independence. Have you heard of it @ib_AndyDufresne?
Wow... a document that progressives like at NPR deny any value!
This comment doesn't even make sense... try again.
Trust me don't believe the hype little brain liberal we aren't toothless hillbillies
I don't know... if you can't recognize one of the most important documents in the history of this country, I'm concerned.
In what part of my tweets did I mistake it for something else
That part where you looked at a quote from the Declaration of Independence and said "this is Obama's new world order!" So the whole tweet.
Again I'm referring to the hypocrisy of NPR supporting obama and citing the declaration. I can't help the dumb!
Sorry to hear you can't help yourself. Good luck.
I'm referring to NPR quoting the declaration and the hypocrisy of supporting obama
Those ideals are entirely consistent, it's terribly unfortunate that you can't see that.
You can't support obama for 8 yrs of surrender then cite the declaration under that logo. It's beyond logic!
Don't even know what logo you're referring to... please go read a history book. Or two.
You, Sir, are what is wrong with this country.
LOL wasnt that little bit of BS abandoned months ago. I guess some #MAGA nuts cling to anything
Lmao. It's the declaration of independence. They're talking about the King of GB in the second half of the 1700's
Were you born this stupid or did it developers over time?
(Possibly sensitive)
Now this one seems extremely relevant today!
Okay, true. But this GIF is beautiful.
Thanks. I wish I could claim that it's mine! I searched for Trump and Putin gifs and it was one of the first that came up
Well it's perfect anyway. 10/10 🤣
I feel like we're reliving something here @realDonaldTrump
Almost sounds like the Obama years...
We were babied during the Obama years. This is Hell.
No, you had your head up your ass and refused to accept reality.
*CO-Syria-UGH* 😛😜
This is describing the Obama administration. IRS, EPA, AG department just to mention a few.
You think obama created those agencies? Fuck you are dumb
But your stupid ass doesn't realize how he used them to abuse people more than any other POTUS.
Those existed before Obama 🙄
Ironic that it is not legally binding.
This guy sounds familiar.
Side note, judges don't like to be asked over and over for the same thing. Just sayin
"Deliverables"
Hmmm... if trump gets to appoint as many #SCOTUS justices as he hopes this line may become uncomfortably relevant.
there is no law stating how many judges can be on the court. if he wants to add 5 more, he can.
That's actually incorrect. The Constituon does not specify the number of justices.
The Judiciary Act of 1869, however, does specify justices.
FDR attempted to pass a bill expanding, but the bill failed. So it stays at nine, per that act.
interesting. I did not know that. it also appears congress likes to meddle in the court affairs some. reducing #s to add for other pres.
Definitely, it's one of the ways Congress alone, and Congress and the Pres together, can check the judiciary branch.
So in short, no. He can't.
Horsechit
Not a fan of the Declaration of Independence?
Pretty unpatriotic response to the Declaration of Independence on #JulyFourth.
I find it amusing a socialist from California has the sack to talk about patriotism.
Glad I could amuse you. I'll let you get back to cursing the Declaration of Independence on #JulyFourth 😂
Apparently he doesn't like the #USAF either.
Best thing about leaving the Air Force is you can drive a Greyhound bus and not have to change your uniform. 😂😂
A guy who curses the Declaration of Independence on #JulyFourth thinks he knows about patriotism 😂😂😂
He's so patriotic he don't even need to worry bout the Declaration of Independence cause 'MURICA!
No, you didn't know what it was, did you?
Are you really as ignorant as your tweets suggest. Tweeting the Declaration of Independents on the 4th of July is very patriotic
Dude you called the declaration horseshit
You called the Declaration of Independence horseshit. you are literally un American.
You're the one who called the dec of Indy "horsechit"
Why do you hate the founders
they are tweeting the original Declaration of Independence 1776
Not a fan of the founding document of our nation?
So a display of the Declaration of Independence is wrong on July 4th? #FourthOfJuly #Independanceday
Absolute moron
Trolled yourself hard.
You disagree about King George IV?
Our Declaration is horseshit?
Trump Supporter who doesn't even recognize one of his own country's most important documents. Kudos on your brain made out of "horsechit!" 👇
That is the Declaration of independence you are cursing. Does this make you question anything about yourself?
And the million dollar question is: Are you smarter than a 5th grader?
Yeah you are.
Are you stupid?
Those who do not know history are doomed to screw up on twitter. #Trump #DeclarationOfIndependence #TheBiasIsYours #Horsechitted
Did you block yourself after you sent this tweet?
That's what most cons think about the founding fathers
Dayum!! Trump you are all over this independence thing!! @realDonaldTrump
Let's just take everything Obama did away. Is that what they told you to do @realDonaldTrump ?
Thank you for working against these modern day obstructors, @weareoneamerica, @NWIRP, @NILC_org, @NDLON, etc. 🗽
The @GOP plan is premeditated murder plain and simple
Globalist coastal elites.
OK, hack achieved...so Who are you?
Thomas Jefferson wrote most of it.
really? You have no idea what this is? Why they'd be tweeting this today? lady, delete your account.
um...they are National Public Radio. They read the Declaration on air every year on Independence Day (AKA July 4th).
It's NPR. They have read out the Declaration of Independence every year on July 4 for 29 years.
you're not old enough to read this part and no, it's not porn.
sorry it auto put the other !! #MakeAmericaDignifiedAgain
With a hack hack here and a hack hack there here a ruskie there a ruskie everywhere a ruskie @realDonaldTrump
He he... "manly firmnes" 😄😄 Giggity!
Like the state department, firing ag, firing directors, firing firing firing hiring oppressors, then more firing @realDonaldTrump
Like canceling Town Hall Meetings, violating the privacy of legal voters, dispersing protesters, and attempting to delegitimize free press?
I wouldn't call it "manly"
Trump is such a dick. @realDonaldTrump We had a king once. It didn't go well.
This. This. This. This. This.
I don't know what's worse... this or the time you wrote dad jokes all day...
You do realize it's the Declaration of Independence, signed this day in 1776, right?
I do, I was referring to NPR spamming tweets every few seconds.
So @NPR should stop their tradition b/c u don't kno how2adjust your twitter settings? Or b/c u didn't realize what it was,trying 2save face
Isn't this what England did recently, have meetings and voting at weird places and times so people wouldn't go/wouldn't vote their own way?
If I wanna read this I know where to find it. You are flooding my timeline. Goodbye! Unfollow.
"hey, look at this baby. now SHUT THE HELL UP"
And we're the snowflakes 🙄
Trump being such tyrant
who thought this was a good idea
the Continental Congress, I expect.
THIS wins the internet today!
The Americans who started America
god bless those slaveholding hypocrites
They sure were! But the Declaration, despite some hardcore evils, is relevant to our discussions today and should be discussed.
And why am I convinced you'll be quick to "heh kek" at some point in this convo. Have a good fourth
you really shouldn’t be convinced of that given that i’m a dyed in the wool socialist
if only there were a place on the internet where things could be discussed without spamming a 1300-word document 140 characters at a time
The Declaration on Twitter is exactly the right place, too, because it exposes folks who've never read it (PDT supporters(
honestly doubt that the alt-right would ever care to pay attention to NPR
Actually the Alt-rt has been freaking out about it. There are news stories about their trumpalumpa outrage at it
A great idea 🇺🇸🇺🇸🇺🇸🇺🇸
Again inserting @realDonaldTrump where the King of England is referenced
They could be talking about Mitch McConnell
HAS FORBIDDEN GOVERNORS TO KEEP LAWS OF IMMEDIATE AND PRESSING IMPORTANCE
HAS REFUSED HIS ASSENT TO LAWS, THE MOST WHOLESOME AND NECESSARY FOR THE PUBLIC GOOD
It's great that our Declaration of Independence applies to this very day. Donald Trump's greatest ambition is to circumvent the rule of law.
#25thAmendmentNow It is our Constitutional duty to insist our government representatives remove FEEBLE TRUMP from office.
Good thing King George didn’t have access to twitter and screaming #fakenews
ALL HAVING IN DIRECT OBJECT THE ESTABLISHMENT OF AN ABSOLUTE TYRANNY OVER THESE STATES @realDonaldTrump
Today, July 4th, 2017 I read the Declaration of Independence and felt proud. I watched the 45th POTUS wondering, confused and felt ashamed.
In the Declaration of Independence Trump is the King of which we will once again have to abolish.
Like trump,is doing now.
Article 25 #ITMFA ... never mind great Britain, US has their own King George right here and right now. The Madness of Power
Look up the #Russian #Czars. You think #England royalty is dark & interesting... Prepare to be dumbfounded.
ThE HISTORY OF THE PRESENT POTUS IS A HISTORY OF REPEATED INJURIES AND USURPATIONS @realDonaldTrump
, as is the history of Islam to the present day, in opposition to corrections made by other religions in ensuring the rights of humans,
Their ignorance never ceases to amaze. And they have the gall to call us "snowflakes"
Palma non sine pulvere! radiokallisti.org
God Bless America!
AND TO PROVIDE NEW GUARDS FOR THEIR FUTURE SECURITY @realDonaldTrump
Now that is part of the portion of the Declaration that I remember word for word.
Alt Right loves this part.
This brought tears to my eyes. Like what are we gonna do? What are we going to do? 🙍🏾
Kick out the King again.
How powerful were we as a people back then to stand up and divorce from our parentage? We sought liberty. We have to keep fighting for it.
We're gonna take these words to heart.
#RESIST #HeroesResist💥#TheResistance we must protect the US from Tyranny is coming closer every day.Google the US Constitution
Right there with you. Doing my best to listen, learn, and work work work so we can create a more supported and unified front. WE CAN DO IT.
I'm with you on that! This entire document feels utterly familiar now based on current events...
If you're Left, arm, cos the dumbest most violent quarter of the country has all means. If you're Right, read, cos reality isn't propaganda.
IT IS THEIR RIGHT, IT IS THEIR DUTY, TO THROW OFF SUCH GOVERNMENT @realDonaldTrump
They told us what to do.
Wow trump fans showing how truly clueless they are by not knowing the DeclarationofIndependence!Because if trumpdon't say it it'sfakenews
Time to throw off Trump, and his #TrumpCrimeFamily
(Possibly sensitive)
They may be out there already, thanks.
So we people, can revolt against the trump government and it's OUR DUTY
, including the right and the duty to throw off government by men imposing the words of religious texts as laws over the people,
Well, it looks like the #Trump mouth breathers were smart enough to remove their stupid tweets. Good for you. 👏👏👏👏
Fake Pres is not government- he only sucks $ from you
No wonder the Trumpets are upset!
Please explain what are you saying?🤔🤔🤔
tweets by trump to corroborate
It's the declaration of independence
they are tweeting the original Declaration of Independence 1776
Russian bot does not know Declaration of Independence.
This is why some people shouldn't vote. Educated yourself
lol NPR didn't write this dumbass.
Tweeting the Constitution! How wonderful
this is the Declaration of Independence
This is pretty much the story of Trump's election.
Almost, Donald...
PURSUING INVARIABLY THE SAME OBJECT EVINCES A DESIGN TO REDUCE THEM UNDER ABSOLUTE DESPOTISM @realDonaldTrump
, including such despotic acts as the beating of women, the stoning of women to death, and punishment for abandoning religious belief,
Here you go, Donald...
BUT WHEN A LONG TRAIN OF ABUSES AND USURPATIONS @realDonaldTrump
> Man-kind > No mention of women I'M TRIGGERED
Did your account get compromised?
fa·ce·tious fəˈsēSHəs/ adjective adjective: facetious treating serious issues with deliberately inappropriate humor; flippant.
Yeah it gets less funny when you do it to EVERY mention of man or mankind
read: old man tantrums
Which includes good health
"check(s and balances), please!"
1. Thank you so much for tweeting this. For the first time I have read the whole Declaration, and I'm blown away at how different we are
2. Meant to be. Thank you for making this so easily accessible. 💙
So, NPR is calling for revolution. Interesting way to condone the violence while trying to sound "patriotic". Your implications are clear.
this is either the best troll job ever, or just your common every day trump fan ignorant of history & even what day it is. hard to tell
I respect your owning this mistake, that takes strong character, I would ask that you consider what led you to this reflexive response
Are.. Are you serious? They're tweeting the Declaration of Independence. How are they calling for Revolution by reciting a document 1/2
That literally started our country? I'm all for calling out MSM when they fuck up, but this is ridiculous. NPR did nothing wrong.
"I love the poorly educated." -quote by Donald Trump
I didn't believe this when I first heard this. Bwhaha. YOU DON'T EVEN RECOGNIZE THE DECLARATION OF INDEPENDENCE.
Of course they did not recognize it , they never read it and got F's in history when they were 12
It's the best laff I have all day. And there is a bunch of these maroons. Thanks NPR. This is too good.
FYI: It's an annual tradition for NPR to do this on Independance Day. Read aloud on radio and tweet/FB the Declaration of Independence
Did not know that. Thanks
You'd have thought it was "War of the Worlds" broadcast 😅 @JustEsrafel @NPR
Bwhaha. I loved the guy who said NPR should having funding pulled for threatening revolt. KING GEORGE III NOT TRUMP.
And they wonder why we laugh at them...
Just really dumb!
And when push comes 2 shove I will send a fully armed battalion 2 remind you of my love!
Most of what you watch on the news is "War of the Worlds" broadcast. Yeah, I was pretty dumb on this one though.
What does your apologies mean if you keep spouting ignorance? Seriously? /PicardFacepalm
Holy shit, you just gave me the best laugh all week, thanks
the poorly educated are the only ones that would vote for him
Yeah, I deserved that. I paid absolutely no attention and tweeted at the very beginning. I'm good for the bludgeoning.
Good on you for taking responsibility for a fuck up. Too many people these days won't.
Well, you guys corrected me. What better way to be schooled about this than by other Americans? I knee jerked and should have let NPR finish
Sure, but "When in the course of human events" is kind of a famous beginning. You should have recognized that, on today of all days.
The mom in me was all ready to holler for getting hackles up. I'm pleasantly surprised you owned it. Good on you, even if we disagree.
you made a mistake, but you had the grace to admit it! Well done!.👏👏👏👏👏👏
Fact 1 Trump attacks the freedom of the press Fact 2 Trump openly spoke to Russia in campaign Fact 3 Breitbart has a member in WhiteHouse
You would have been fun to hang around in 1776.
Hahahaha. You win, you're the dumbest one on twitter today.
I know, I know. So this is bad15 minutes of fame but I kinda appreciated the pile on.
Oh. Well if you realize the error then it's not nearly as bad.
Well, it was a stupid error. I should have let NPR finish. Lesson learned...by the American public....
It's uncool of people to take the piss. You misunderstood something, you realised, you said so. What more can anyone do? No shame in that
Ignore my tweet. Wish I could find it to delete it. NPR isn't biased against Trump. They said plenty bad about Obama. He just didn't whine.
good on you for owning up to it. Have a nice 4th.
Loved the exchanges back and forth- yes we ALL make errors so let's be respectful fellow lefties/righties to those that we may challenge.
ROFLMAO! How ignorant are you?!? It's the Declaration of Independence!
Apparently very ignorant. I read the very first part and didn't realize it.
But yet you were so quick to jump that NPR was calling for a revolution.
Yes, and that was wrong. I've read so much against the Prez and NPR radio is against him. We say so much that has hidden meanings now.
It's very unfortunate that both sides feel that way against each other. We are going to end up in a civil war and it's a damn shame.
I don't want that either. But when things come to blows on the streets and the whole of media seems to feed on one becomes...programmed.
Sir, it is up to us, as responsible citizens, to tell the truth from lie. And a good thing is you are willing to see your mistake. Salute.
Thanks man. I'll take more time (like I did before Twitter) to stop and think before I run my mouth. What better lesson to learn on today.
lol I highly doubt this
Doubt what, Dave? (hey kind of neighbor!)
Dave, what better lesson to learn than at the hands of your countrymen? The DOI WAS a call for revolution. I took NPR out of context. ...
...and had a stupid moment. Never underestimate one's capacity to learn. Sometimes it's painful. But it's valuable above pride.
Dude, I commend you. Normally I enjoy seeing stupidy on Twitter get killed but you owned it and learned from it. Good for you. Well done.
Happy 4th 👍🇺🇸
Kudos for owning your mistake.
Kudos for owning your mistake in a very classy way. Would that all of us handle our mistakes the way you have here. Have a happy Fourth.
you're totally square. We've all probably done worse ("reply all" anyone?).
in fact, you should join us. We're cool.We have good partys. All the cool kids do it
c'mon and join us...we have a super double secret death star and everything.
Hannity is wrong. Only 80% of us worship the devil. And we have mind control rays.
c'mon DG you know want to..it feels like skinny dipping.Just try it & see.We want ya
Big frickin nuts to come out and say all that. If this ever becomes the average conservative's attitude, America can't help but be great.
All of us make mistakes; you recognized yours & admitted it. There's no shame, & much to admire, in your actions.
mad props to you for owning up to the mistake. Would the rest of our country followed suit. 👏👏👏
LOL Trump supporters are too stupid to learn
If we could all communicate like this, things would be okay. A rare moment of getting out of our silos.
Wow, civil discourse on this subject online. I (seriously) applaud you both. I wish this could happen more. Kudos.
Dude, you owned up to it, and on top you were gracious with the barrage you got. We need more if the former in these times. Cheers
Just wanted to say I was very impressed by your willingness to admit your mistake and weather the storm that followed. Well done.
But , hahaha, before Twitter. That is funny.
D.G.Davies...I thank you for your classy response, revisiting your statement, showing grace. You showed decency on such a public platform.
It takes courage to own our mistakes. Thank you and happy 4th.
A very, very, very gracious response. 😊
Don't hand anyone that "whole Media" line. Sinclair (largest network in US), FOX, Breitbart, Drudge, Infowars etc, etc, etc, all for Trump.
You are correct there, brooksie.
Not only that, the networks and cable station could, at the very most, be described as slightly left of center.
So that's why companies like Sinclair (conservative) are buying local stations & forcing them to broadcast propaganda? /PicardFacepalm
There's hope if there are more like you. Willing to be humble. I'm not saying our side is perfect. We need balance. Mr Trump is not helping
matters when he tweets out the inflammatory stuff in caps, esp that CNN wrestling video foolishness. We're peaceably marching. VA shooter an
anomaly. While I've seen a few tweet that #resistance should fight 🔥w/🔥, nonviolence is the way we roll. Didn't tea party set the tone?
It's a wake up call for me.
True for many of us, if we are brave enough to admit it. Good on you. I'm off to read it now :)
God forbid, please! That's terrible to contemplate.
That's what happens when 54% of the country votes against and you have a sub-40% approval rating, buddy.
NPR is not "against" Trump. You should probably actually listen to NPR BEFORE YOU DECIDE YOU HATE IT
you should maybe slow down on your defense of him and ask yourself...why would people be so upset with this guy
I hate to break this to you, but you have a skewed viewpoint. Both sides propagandize via media. Pretending otherwise is willful ignorance.
Would you say NPR is complicit in taking sides?
It isn't unpatriotic to question our leaders. If anything it is unpatriotic not to - esp when it leads to silencing dissent.
When we react before we listen we do our country no favors, that's for sure.
Maybe that's because the President & everything he stands for is opposed to the foundations of our nation & the ideas it was founded upon?
This would be a really good time 2 reconsider ur political affiliation & ideas. Trump is a traitorous liar who cares nothing for democracy!
Are they? I get the impression that this admin is against NPR, as well as facts other than alternative ones favorable to their position.
Props for admitting and owning your mistake. I wish more politicians did that these days...
😂😂😂😂😂😂😂
Really? Seriously? This is the text of the Declaration of Independence-founding document of OUR NATION. Sadly, you don't recognize it.
I know. I jumped the gun. I read into into the very first part. With the call for psycho-analysis of Trump I screwed up.Stupid of me.
I was terribly stupid for this comment. I won't delete it though. I don't think most of us would recognize this if read. I learned my lesson
There is honor here.
Good for you. Proud to say you are a fellow citizen.
Impressive response to a mistake, man. Happy Fourth of July.
ok you're cool for owning it tho
Owning your mistakes has no place on twitter.
you’re a noble person to do this. If only there were more people on Twitter that would do the same when making a mistake.
Don't feel stupid. You at least owned it once you knew. This is the problem nowadays. Too much hostility. Hope you had a good 4th.
I was going to jump all over you, but I saw your apology. I gotta say: We may have differing views, but you handled this very well. Kudos.
"Us?" You mean Trump voters? Most literate Americans (and Canadians for that matter) recognize the Declaration of Independence.
To be fair, people on both sides of the fence didn't know. Ain't it funny, everyone of them immediately thought @NPR was talking about Trump
Not everyone. My immigrant friends IMMEDIATELY knew the were reading the Declaration of Independence. #murica
I don't know 2 many citizens/"patriots" who could pass citizenship test. At least US students should b required 2 study the Constitution.
The citizenship test could not be passed by at least 80% of natural born citizens. Our education system has gone down the tubes since Reagan
Yeah, this is my beef with your admission. It's called projection and it's a faulty view of the world. Everyone doesn't have to be alike.
Okay. You might want to think a bit about why it rang so true to you in terms of contemporary situations? Just a thought?
I see what you're saying, Odette. But after all the videos I've seen of Antifa and Obama's silence on BLM calling for dead cops, I reacted.
How about all the "good cops" being silent on dead black folk?
Can you post one of these videos of BLM calling for dead cops that Obama was silent on. I missed that.
There's very little Antifa stuff violent.What is,we all condemn. Promise. I'm more concerned w/gov getting rid of 1st amendment, u know?
Now, a lot of links to follow, and I encourage you to follow them all & examine for any flaws.I'm a teacher. I like research. Likely a flaw.
is very likely the best, most ethical news op in the US. Real journalism is neutral- the story tells the story. Just because a news...
op isn't spruiking your candidate doesn't mean they're on the other side. Real journalism doesn't take sides. That's editorialism.
Your knee-jerk response regarding @NPR's purported motivations speaks of a lack of knowledge of how journalism works- and is shameful.
I hope you learned something, not just about the Declaration of Independence but about real journalism. Fox isn't news. Breitbart isn't news
Those outfits are there to tell comforting falsehoods to those who will believe anything. Don't be a sucker. Be informed. Get real news.
You underestimate others' knowledge + intelligence by thinking others would react similarly
Better to recognize yr ignorance+that it may apply in many other instances where youre similarly sure of yrslf while wrongly accusing others
Never hear of it. Which maybe why Obama didn't respond, maybe he didn't hear of it either.
You are viewing things through a very narrow, very distorted lens. That's the FIRST thing you need to fix. You're wrong on this, too.
Kudos for admitting mistake. 2 Thoughts: 1) US education system broken if you don't recognize this. 2) Why did you think it referred to DJT?
I tweeted after the "Self Evident" part. It was, "But when a long train of abuses and usurpations, pursuing invariably the" that caught me.
Good on you for owning up to it and not running off and deleting your account or claiming to be hacked.
So... What does your reaction to the #npr tweets say about you?
Very cool of you to own up and not delete your comment. Happy Independence Day to you and yours.
Patriots would. You know, #WeThePeople to whom these words have meaning.
#YouHaveHonor though, for admitting your mistake.
You don't think most people would recognize the Declaration of Independence? Man, you're hanging with the wrong people.
And I added my comment before reading this. I will delete. But really. We think it should be recognized and this signals something bad
...that it was not. It is something lacking in civics in this country to mistake a founding document like that.
Um, most people study the Declaration of Independence in High School.
Did you learn the lesson about not assuming "THE MEDIA" is invariably biased against Trump? To me, that is a more costly assumption 4 us
Very honorable to admit. Thank you.
And that's a shame that most ppl probably wouldn't recognize it.
Hey you own it..props for that..
Consider why you found it so threatening though. Just perhaps a hint of your actual conscience.
It is incredibly hard to follow with the way they placed all the tweets. They come into feeds out of context.
Respect for owning up to the mistake But, as others have said, have u thought about why you thought the Declaration was talking about 45?
Thank you for owning the mistake gracefully and leaving the original up. Well done, sir!
Props for owning up to this, but I hope more people recognize the DOI than not. I have to believe that, because the alternative is shameful.
Good on you for owning up to it, man. I hope this leads more of us to think before we tweet/react.
By that, I hope you look back at the other things you have tweeted/retweeted and see if you may have overreacted without doing research.
Respect for admitting a mistake. Not many folks on Twitter--both sides of the political fence--can do that.
Also, respect for not deleting it to hide it! Happy 4th of July! 🇺🇸🇺🇸🇺🇸
All by itself, the notion that NPR was calling for a revolution should have had a red flag going up when it popped in your head
I respect someone who can admit a mistake. Most people have trouble doing this. We're all human & we all make mistakes. Two thumbs up!
Brave and honest tweet, can't hassle for that and no doubt you have copped it today. Probably don't agree on politics but like your humility
Kindly engage in some self reflection on why you had the initial reaction that you did.
I respect that you are able to freely admit that. I feel most people would not be.
thats actually amazing of you, sir
Thumbs up for admitting your mistake. Most won't even do that.
I applaud your humility in admitting your mistake. It's very admirable, in my opinion.
A good learning experience for all. Takes a real man to admit they were wrong publicly. Good on you.
This is a very mature and thoughtful reaction to being called out. Bravo. And thanks for a good chuckle from your tweet.🇺🇸
Little bit worried that you didn't, as per previous comment I'm a Brit & recognised it straight away. Says a lot about US schools :(
There is no standardized test for history, only English, math, and science. History gets shoved aside.
A tip of my hat to you for being cool enough to admit your error!
I have enormous respect for how you handled this. Thank you.
Can't believe I've just witnessed an episode of humility and civility on the Internet!
I applaud your ownership of a mistake. Bravo!
No, you are permanently stupid. You support the kind of president the founding fathers warned about. Your comment is ignorat. You're stupid.
Most of us? Us educated ones recognize it. This is what happens when you try to speak for us the majority.
Kudos for acknowledging you made an error, you should delete this tweet though.
I won't delete it. If my stupidity spurns us to READ our Declaration of Independence then I don't mind the comments. Worth the embarrassment
👍🏽respect to you for owning your mistake. Have a good night!
You too, Shahriar. Stay safe.
I can't tell you how heartening this exchange is. Thank you both. Happy Independence Day. 🇺🇸
It is heartening to see this exchange.
Ditto!! Your timeline HUGE relief after reading some total CRAZY on TL of someone else who didn't get it!
Very reasonable of you. Happy 4th!
Your responses are admirable. You admitted your mistake and didn't hide it.
#Respect for owning ur mistake and apologizing - we need much more of this. TY for setting a great example
Respect!
👏👏👏👏👏
It's hard to admit mistakes. Good for you. Seriously.
Hats off to you sir !
You give me hope for humanity and inspire me to do better too. ❤️❤️❤️❤️
Good for you. I may 100% disagree w your viewpoint, but I'm glad you stand by it.
Happy 4th of July, sir.
Well said Mr. Davies. Happy 4th!
Thanks Will. Be safe out there & Happy 4th as well.
People should read the Preamble to the Constitution. Pretty much says what we're all about. Especially "promote the general welfare"
I'm disappointed to say my initial reaction was prepping to torch you, but your response is perfect. Hope we all learn and better ourselves.
Very big of you :) Happy 4th.
I admire your outlook on this. Regards.
Hard to argue with that. Think you've earned a beer / burger / whatever.
Good for you!
Dude. Nice response!! Admirable.👍
You are awesome. I may disagree with you, or not, but you are much respected.
I was angry to see the initial tweet and very happy to see this. Good on you.
Good for you for owning your mistake. Few will these days on either side.
This shows how reactionary people have become. NPR is not the enemy or fake news but Trump's built distrust enough you reject the DOI.
That's really great. I mean it. Sincerely!
Don't sweat it, being stupid is the hottest thing in America right now.
Kudos to you & I hope others will read this too & will also read the Constitution they r wonderful documents.
That's oddly respectable. Good for you, dude. Happy 4th
Don't agree with your politics but respect this response. Agree civics education is sorely missing nowadays.
Unlike you and your trumpista buds I HAVE read the DOI and recognized it... maybe you should stop making fools of yrselves and read it too
Why did you have to be so reasonable about screwing up? I was planning on taunting you and now I can't. Sad.
Good for you! I too have learnt things from opposing views calling me out, all I've ever asked is that we keep it civil. Stay classy!
Thank you for your honesty and openness! Good on you.
That's a cool response and a good approach. Thanks for owning the mistake, and keeping the lights on (so to speak).
Good man of you to own your error and I hope more people do read it!
Good for you for owning up. But the word you're looking for is "spur" not "spurn."
Wow. ...that is an awesome response. Respect for you for sure
In the meantime, more than just learning history, have you asked yourself why your preconceptions about NPR made you look like an idiot?
Thanks for being a good sport. There is hope for mankind. If 1 person learns from you, it's worth it.
Admirable :)
Sporting that haircut you are use to public humilation
A shame, though, you saw it as a call to arms, so to speak. Do you see how far away you've moved from what the country is about?
Your stupidity wasn't failing to recognize the DOI, it was your knee-jerk "CALLING FOR REVOLUTION?! SO MUCH FOR TOLERANT LEFT!" type comment
They're tweeting the declaration of independence