Paul Ryan Posted a Creepy Religious Video for Independence Day About the 'Blessings of America'
Paul Ryan has just turned the Fourth of July, Independence Day, into a religious holiday.
The Speaker of the House posted a video, titled, "The Blessings of America," showing him talking with young (mostly white) people.
"In this Fourth of July season," Speaker Ryan begins, "let's remember the blessings that we've been given in this amazing country."
Independence Day was created to celebrate America's independence from Britain. It was never a religious holiday – nor a "season."
In this 4th of July season, let’s remember the blessings we’ve been given in this country—and let’s be grateful for… https://t.co/6XyJfYlsMe— Paul Ryan (@Paul Ryan)1530638192.0
"It doesn't matter who you are or where you come from," Ryan continues. "In America—because of freedom of choice— you can do what you want to do, worship who you want to worship, and achieve whatever you set your mind to achieve."
Again, the Fourth of July was never a religious holiday. In fact, out of all the federal holidays, it is the one that should be the least steeped in religious dogma.
"So let's take this day together to remember and be grateful for the people who put their lives on the line each and every day to protect this privilege we have of being Americans," Ryan concluded.
Some responses via Twitter:
@SpeakerRyan are the refugee children detained in cages by our government enjoying "the blessings they've been give… https://t.co/e8GDIRsuFW— Kathleen O'Donnell 603-GO-N-VOTE (@Kathleen O'Donnell 603-GO-N-VOTE)1530638890.0
@SpeakerRyan @AlimonteLina Blessings like Social Security, Medicare, Medicare, CHIP, Welfare, Obamacare and all the… https://t.co/vGVUiPjg7d— duckfoot johnson (@duckfoot johnson)1530644956.0
@SpeakerRyan Forgive me if I don’t feel the blessings of your white Christian male freedoms being protected as my f… https://t.co/J4mjqlTnpJ— M.F.D (@M.F.D)1530648947.0
@SpeakerRyan White privilege blessing from Paul Ryan https://t.co/fn9dX0D4o8— SW Simpson (@SW Simpson)1530649781.0