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American as apple time celebrating the fourth of July it really isn't that John Adams demanded he said quote.
It ought to be commemorated as the date of deliverance by solemn acts of devotion to god almighty they're gonna be so much of pomp and parade.
With shows games sports guns bells bonfires and illumination is from one end of the continent to the other.
From this time forward forever more what some military celebrations.
Have been sequestered.
What does that mean -- -- -- my favorite columnists and America from Fox News radio is fired up about this time.
No fireworks for the military yeah that's right you're going to be at Fort Bragg or Camp Lejeune or you're going to be a -- Air Force Base in South Carolina you're gonna hear crickets chirping at night no rockets' red glare no bombs bursting in air.
And the other blaming it all just sequestered that the Obama operation let let happen so what does that mean they say.
Then military our our armed services you have their family -- who gives so much who sacrificed so much.
They shouldn't have the capacity to walk out at nine or ten tonight and looked up at the representation of our independence of our freedom of what they sacrificed more.
Know what you're absolutely right for example at the air force academy in Colorado Springs a longtime tradition has been their fourth of July celebration the fireworks in the the entire community comes out to celebrate they're bringing their -- baskets they have.
A great patriotic music.
But not this year -- -- get us because of the sequester the military says they have to cut back.
The average fireworks display.
The military cost around 45000 dollars to shoot off a bottle rockets.
And cherry bombs that you talked about this before about some of the inconsistencies.
So it's something you've called a hundred million dollar.
African vacation for the president that's right -- at the same time.
Something as simple and really relatively inexpensive as the fireworks display at Camp Lejeune.
To celebrate our Marines sacrifice.
Can't be done.
And it's so I think Americans are -- -- be outraged by the -- I did the math and I was I was a very good at mathematics but I got to my calculator in my iPhone and your articles daughter billion dollars to send the president -- family over to Africa.
How do you break that down.
You could provide fireworks were 111 of the major military bases in the country two point seven million dollars and still have enough cash left over to -- everybody else in the country a package of sparklers.
So you're in close touch with -- our armed forces -- -- soldiers and sailors and -- An airman they write to -- they call yet they hear -- on the radio.
What are they saying about this.
They're disappointed and many of them under their families are disappointed one -- one of the other soldiers that is little -- that -- is like the grinch who stole Christmas.
Because on the outlook as the fourth of July you -- have fireworks you gotta have Barbie -- you got to have great patriotic music and extend this particular administration they're saying you know what.
The the military they're expendable when it comes to celebrating the freedoms that they're putting their lives on the -- of my -- here in touch with Americans every day.
What's your message is we get out of this thing that two Americans today about the importance -- it.
What an amazing holiday Peter that that the very fact that you and I are sitting here having this conversation this because of our constitution the bill of rights.
And because of the men and women who are putting their lives on the line so that we can sit here and have this conversation.
All of this holiday we live -- the greatest country in the but on the face of the year.
Todd thanks for doing what you're doing taking heat for doing it when you -- and -- standing with getting your standard right thank you good to see it Gretchen Clayton.
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