Oh, Trumpholes.

A rather large “oops” on the part of Trumpholes yesterday. Apparently, every 4th of July, NPR reads the entire Declaration of Independence. So far, so good, if you like that sort of thing. Unfortunately, the next thing NPR did was to tweet out the whole text line by line, and the Trumpholes took exception to it, thinking it was yet another horrible leftist move which was saying terrible things about the Tiny Tyrant.

D.G. Davies, replying to @NPR: So, NPR is calling for revolution. Interesting way to condone violence while trying to sound “patriotic”. Your implications are clear.

Parker Molloy: NPR tweeted out the entire Declaration of Independence, and wow…uh…the responses are…something.

Via Raw Story, where you can see more of the tweets in question. Raw Story also has an interesting article up about a young reporter who turned a bit of the Declaration of Independence into petition form, and tried to get people to sign it in 1951. One person signed it, having recognized the origin. All the other people accused him of perpetrating a commie plot.


  1. blf says

    Laughs! That reminds me of something which happened to me in high school in the States. A friend of mine approached me one day and read out some lines from it — without identifying what he was reading — especially the bit about throwing out the existing government for a better one. He then asked me to sign up.

    I’d already spotted it was the Declaration and asked him what was going on. He explained it was a class assignment to show just how revolutionary / seditious the document was. The teacher predicted most people who didn’t recognize it would refuse to sign such a call for revolution.

    Later on, my friend said most people didn’t recognize it (I was one of the very few who did), and that the teacher’s prediction was correct.

    (I know I’ve told this story before, so apologies if it seems familiar.)

  2. busterggi says

    But these are the same people who were quoting Jefferson, “The tree of liberty must be refreshed from time to time with the blood of patriots & tyrants.” not too long ago. I though they wanted revolution.

  3. says


    I though they wanted revolution.

    No, no, revolution would be bad. They want a civil war, ’cause that would be good.

  4. johnson catman says

    Once again proving that all those “Constitution-loving” republican assholes literally have no idea what the documents of the founding fathers actually say. They just know “NPR bad”.

  5. says

    Authoritarians: **WAAAAAAA**

    Back in the day, Rousseau was criticized for The Social Contract being a road-map for revolution because it argued against the divine right of kings, and that people had some right to decide the form of government they lived under. Now, the authoritarians have stopped pretending -- they just want someone to worship, some king or dictator who’ll slap and pat them and tell them “everything is going to be OK”

  6. lumipuna says

    Regardless of what moral sentiment was expressed in Declaration, I don’t suppose starting a revolution is actually technically a constitutional right?

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