Fourth of July

City of Orlando Apologizes for Negative July 4 Message

The City of Orlando, Florida, issued an apology over the weekend for posting a negative Fourth of July message, in which it said it “can’t blame” people for not wanting to celebrate America when there is “so much division, hate and unrest.”

Spectators sit on top of a pillar at the World War II Memorial in the Mall as fireworks burst during Independence Day celebrations in Washington, DC on July 4, 2020. (Photo by ROBERTO SCHMIDT / AFP) (Photo by ROBERTO SCHMIDT/AFP via Getty Images)

China’s July 4 Message: America ‘Selfish,’ Racist

China’s government-run Global Times newspaper observed American Independence Day on Sunday by claiming Americans have nothing to celebrate, as their country has become “selfish,” failed on “the race issue,” and is currently “in its least confident stage.”

SAUGERTIES, NY - JULY 04: People participate in the annual Fourth of July parade on July 04, 2021 in Saugerties, New York. Across the nation, Americans are celebrating this weekend to mark Independence Day with parades, fireworks, barbecues and other celebrations. While pandemic restrictions have been lifted for many of …

Far-Left Nation on July 4: ‘Founders of Our Nation Were Colonizers,’ ‘American Exceptionalism Grounded in Racism’

An essay published in the Nation on Friday accuses Americans celebrating independence of failing to “reckon with the fact that the founders of our nation were colonizers,” with American “exceptionalism” and foreign policy being “grounded in racism,” adding that issues such as climate change and “racist policing” are the “greatest existential threats” while global terrorism and threats from China, Russia, and Iran, are merely “imagined threats.”

Fireworks explode over the National Mall as the US Capitol (R) and National Monument are seen on July 4, 2017, in Washington, DC. / AFP PHOTO / PAUL J. RICHARDS (Photo credit should read PAUL J. RICHARDS/AFP via Getty Images)