I wish this was surprising:
NPR tweeted the entire Declaration of Independence in 140-character chunks yesterday to celebrate Independence Day. But more than a few people thought that the tweets were a political stance against Donald Trump. Seriously.
And in fairness, the Declaration of Independence is a pretty anti-authoritarian document. So it makes sense that people might believe that it’s a statement against all tyrants.
But you’d think that people who want to “make America great again” might recognize the words of the Declaration of Independence. I guess not.
Maybe they need to carry a pocket-sized copy of the Declaration of Independence along side of their pocket-sized copy of the Constitution. Not that it would matter since they wouldn’t read either one.
Here are some of the tweets to the words of the Declaration of Independence:
#NPR let the Hollywood Elites pay for your biased propaganda
The Declaration is propaganda?
NPRVerified account @NPR 19 hours ago
it is the Right of the People to alter or to abolish it, and to institute new Government,
Well, the original DID, actually start a revolution.
And it was a treasonous document as well considering they were English subjects.
Fast forward to the 21st century and now we have all of these wingnuts getting all #RedcoatsLivesMatter on us.
Comes as no surprise, conservatives love to hold forth on the constitution and they usually have no idea what’s in that document either.