This is both embarrassing and depressing.

Self-proclaimed 'Media Analyst' Mark Dice interviewed a few of our fellow countrymen to ask if they understood the reason our nation celebrates Independence Day. The results weren't pretty.

When asked what July 4th meant, one woman replied the Federal holiday was the day we celebrate our independence from 'the South'. Another young woman suggested the Declaration of Independence was signed by Abraham Lincoln in 1964.

One woman was unable to name a single founding father and one gentleman just walked away after being asked. Finally, a gentleman from ITALY was able to correctly answer that Americans celebrate their independence from Britain in 1776.

Although approving the final wording of the Declaration took Congress longer than John Adams anticipated, he wrote the following to his wife the day before:

'The second day of July, 1776, will be the most memorable epoch in the history of America. I am apt to believe that it will be celebrated by succeeding generations as the great anniversary festival. It ought to be commemorated as the day of deliverance, by solemn acts of devotion to God Almighty. It ought to be solemnized with pomp and parade, with shows, games, sports, guns, bells, bonfires, and illuminations, from one end of this continent to the other, from this time forward forever more.'

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