Man on the Street VIDEO Finds Californians Have No Idea What Independence Day Is All About

by Warner Todd Huston | July 2, 2015 11:41 am

Mark Dice took his video camera to the streets in San Diego, California and asked random folks what they knew of our coming July Fourth holiday. He found out they have no idea what the Independence Day holiday represents. They didn’t know what document was signed, they had no idea what nation the founding fathers separated from, and they had no idea what era the whole thing was set in.

Dice asked a line of people such questions[1] as what country we separated from, what date was the Declaration of Independence singed, and the like. Unfortunately, few were able to answer his questions.

When asked, “What country famously broke away from England to start their own country in the late 1700’s,” one man responded, “I have no idea man, I don’t know.”

Asked what Americans were celebrating on the 4th of July, another woman said that Independence Day was to recognize “the day that we overtook the south….it’s our independence….from the south,” a reference to the civil war which took place almost a hundred years later.

Another woman was also almost a century out of date with her knowledge, guessing that Abraham Lincoln signed the Declaration of Independence. She then topped her ignorance again by claiming that this occurred in 1964.

When a man is asked, “What country did we declare our independence from, his wife responds, “California,” before the man says, “I don’t know,” but still assures Dice that he will be celebrating the occasion anyway.

Yet another woman was unable to name one of the founding fathers of America, while a man walked away as soon as he heard the question.

It was left to a man on vacation from Italy to finally answer correctly that America celebrated its independence from Britain in 1776.

We are truly lost.

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