Congresswoman Ilhan Omar posted a bizarre tweet “celebrating” the Fourth of July. Omar’s message was in line with most social justice messages that take every opportunity to criticize and tear down American values and culture.
Today gives us all a chance to reflect on how far we have come as a country and how much further we have to go to achieve full equality for all people.
We are at a tipping point for progress right now. ✊🏽
Happy 4th of July! 🇺🇸
— Ilhan Omar (@IlhanMN) July 4, 2019
Her tweet was a far cry from the celebratory Independence Day parade orchestrated by President Trump — a parade that reminded America what its people have worked so hard to build while restoring pride in the nation and it’s people.
Instead, Omar took another opportunity to attack the country that gave her refuge from war-torn Somalia. However, Omar had no problem celebrating Somali independence day by dancing in an uploaded video.
Toosoo isku tiirsada eey
Hadba kiina taag daraneey
Happy Independence Day Somalia 🇸🇴 #1stluuyo
Somalia hanoolaato ❤️❤️ pic.twitter.com/JHxXyFFDK0
— Ilhan Omar (@IlhanMN) July 1, 2019
[Rough translation: “Somalis, wake up, wake up and support each other. Support your country. Support them forever” (from Somali’s previous national anthem) and “Long live Somalia!”]
The internet was not having it. Americans, who are fed up of always being criticized and told they’re not good enough, had some choice words for Ilhan Omar.
Today we celebrate the fact 13 plucky colonies told the King of England to go screw himself. We celebrate our liberation from tyranny. We celebrate the fact our Founding Fathers would not live under the yoke of oppression. Go pick up a history book.
— Keith James (@BlackMagic63) July 4, 2019
4th of July is a date. Independence Day is a holiday when Americans celebrate the birth of our nation, which has NEVER promised equality. We promise fairness. We promise freedom, liberty and the pursuit of happiness. The rest is up to us, The People. #Merica 🇺🇸
— Montgomery Granger (@mjgranger1) July 4, 2019
— Henry Sams (@brainbucket12) July 4, 2019
There’s no inequality. We all have equal rights, equal freedoms & equal opportunities. If people make choices to single themselves out as special they open that door. Our equality is in our own hands. Stop propagating inequality where it doesn’t exist. You are the problem.
— Jam Jaxson (@JamJaxson) July 5, 2019