Obama to College Students: Do Not Celebrate Fourth of July

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Michael Lotfi is a Persian, American political analyst and adviser living in Nashville, Tennessee where he works as the executive state director for the Tenth Amendment Center. Lotfi graduated in the top 5% of his class with top honors from Belmont University, an award winning, private university located in Nashville, Tennessee.
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As the country prepares to celebrate its independence from Great Britain President Obama had a completely different message for a group of Congressional Summer interns in Washington:

Obama Speaks to Congressional Summer Interns

Obama Speaks to Congressional Summer Interns

“America is a great country. There is no denying this. However, I caution you all as you step forward in your careers. Peer back into history and ask yourselves- Was a revolution truly necessary? Great Britain may not have had it completely right, but they had many things right. Take taxes for example. If your neighbor makes $1 Million a year, but you and your family can barely keep the heat on should he not help your family? God instructs us to help our neighbors. He does not instruct us to look down upon them though the windows of capitalism. Why then on the Fourth of July should you celebrate such a radical break from what is Godly and just? No doubt there are many voices warning you of the harm of big government. They are wrong. Government can provide you with what family and friends cannot. If this is gone what will you have?” 

Many in the crowd seemed uneasy, and desperate for some sort of clarification. Julie Barks, an intern from Louisiana State University, asked President Obama, “Are you saying we should not celebrate the birth of our country?”

President Obama responded, “I believe we should celebrate where we are going. Celebrate moving forward. Not where we have been.”


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  8. Juan Domenech
    October 24, 2013 at 5:19 pm

    Folks, this is a POLITiCAL SATIRE by the author. Its a shame the author does not help by responding to the various commentaries and stop this misguided conversation..There is serious doubt to the integrity of this author and publication if he continuously to allow this for the purpose of generating traffic. There are many Internet emails passed around and cleverly the last line POLITICAL SATIRE is left out….

  9. Jack Pahle
    September 14, 2013 at 3:10 pm

    Incredible,can any of you people even read? It says right underneath this “article” Political satire. This is not reality and yet so many of you are ready to slam the president for something he did not say. Wow, if you all want to blame someone for the state of this country look at yourselves.

  10. August 7, 2013 at 5:29 am

    Um…….did you read this? It isn’t true.

  11. David
    August 6, 2013 at 5:02 pm

    So everyone knows this is just political satire and that Obama did not actually say any of this right?

  12. July 19, 2013 at 3:21 am

    Beware of Snopes. It’s a George Soros publication, meant for disinformation.

  13. Stephanie
    July 16, 2013 at 6:17 pm

    Is this recorded? I would like to hear it for myself before I forward this outrageously disrespectful speech on!

  14. floyd strebe
    July 16, 2013 at 9:52 am

    he needs to go

  15. Dixie russell
    July 15, 2013 at 1:04 am

    I’m speechless!!! THIS IS OUR PRESIDENT OF U.S.A. WOW!!!
    Love ya Dixie from Hell, Michigan 48169

  16. July 15, 2013 at 12:47 am

    So how long will it take before this comment is moderated? I mean Id’e like for others out there to know that Mr. OBAMA is not a real American, He became a Citezen of Indonesia by choice of his Mother, Whom Married an Indonesian, Then Barry’s Step Father got him (Barry) an Idonesian Citezenship so as he could go to school in Indonesia, Then later he came to live with his Commie Mothers parents, Then later he got a student visa and passport from Indonesia to go to school in California, With aid from his Step father that foot the bill for Barry to go to school in Calif. After he graduated he went to Pakistan, No AMERICANS where allowed to travle to Pakistan in the early eighty’s. ONLY People from other Countries where allowed to travle to Pakistan. So I guess Mr. Obama forgot to mention that he is also a Citezen of INDONESIA, How is it that no one can prove this about this MUSLUM IMPOSTOR??? jop Now you gonna post this or not??? jop

  17. cecil skaggs
    July 14, 2013 at 10:49 pm

    Obama speaks against every thing that USA stands for and is running the country into the ground…….

  18. Dee Stublefield
    July 14, 2013 at 5:05 pm

    Obama is not for America. We need to know and learn about history and the constitution and the Bill of Rights. This man does not love America, he wants to destroy it and make it a Muslim country. I have no doubts about this. We learn from history, we should not ignore it or try to destroy it.

  19. July 14, 2013 at 11:06 am


  20. July 14, 2013 at 4:27 am

    America is the greatest Country in the World. Why You can come to this Country and get FREE STUFF from the GOVERNMENT. You can come too this Country and become it’s President, Even if you are a Citezen of INDONESIA, Wow Mr. OBAMA is an INDONESIAN Citezen, Never filed for a U,S, Citezenship after coming to this Country as an INDONEIAN STUDENT from INDONESIA. Lieing ARAB, MUSLIM, Who is out to ditroy AMERICA. jop

  21. Dick
    July 13, 2013 at 8:29 pm

    This guy is an IDIOT!!!

  22. Mary Stine
    July 13, 2013 at 8:26 pm

    Well, Mr. President, we would have been unable to celebrate without a past!!! DUH!!!!

  23. Shirley Calhoun
    July 13, 2013 at 2:52 pm

    I want to know, ‘IS THIS TRUE?” Did he really say this… ? Snopes says…

  24. Bill Palmer
    July 12, 2013 at 9:28 pm

    I’m getting tired of a man that is the leader of the USA saying and doing the things that he does. I believe that he is NOT an American. There is just no info on his history no old girlfriends or class mates. Where and how did he get to be the leader of the USA.

  25. Clementina Filosa-Morton
    July 12, 2013 at 5:19 pm

    This didn’t really happen did it!

  26. Sherri Johnston
    July 12, 2013 at 2:37 pm

    You may need to write ‘satire’ in bold, 16 font at the top of the article. This is being passed around the internet already as fact. This only serves to make conservatives look stupid and give more fodder to liberals.

  27. John Chonsky
    July 12, 2013 at 11:47 am

    Those who forget their history are more apt to repeat it… Big Government is not the answer,

  28. Max Steiner
    July 12, 2013 at 6:13 am

    Wish one could report or express themselves at the beginning without the Nasty Words. Had not heard about his speech. Wish it weren’t true. L/mx

  29. Wood Charles
    July 11, 2013 at 7:42 pm

    Such a fool he has made of all of us!

  30. Irene Ray
    July 11, 2013 at 7:19 pm

    This iis just 1 man’s opion!!! England wasn’t helping the people in the Colonies, They were taxing them to death. We of course did learn that from them, The Royals didn’t pay taxes nor did the others who were wealthy. Our own wealthy don’t pay their fair share either. This country works on the backs of the Middle Class to provide. The only way this country will be able to go on is everyone ,no matter their station in life or how much revenue they take in, should across the board, pay a percentage of 5 – 10%
    Also our Representatives in Congress should take another look at the billions we give to foreign countries when our own people are cold a starving. Take a look at Appaliacchia. WE don’t have to go overseas to feed the world. We can start right here. Provide work, feed the children, and help them live in warm houses. We provide for those overseas by cutting our own Military, who takes care of them??? If we are going to be “Big Brother ” to the rest of the worldThen we need to cut back on the spending to them, and stop borrowing from China. We need to “sweep our own front porch first”. and become healthy as a Nation first. We are spending what we don’t have. Our Congress needs to BEGIN doing the job they were elected to do. Stop campaigning for 2 years. Why should you be elected again? You aren’t doing your job now. You have just nailed down your plank until you decide otherwise. I’m proud of this country and you are doing your level best to tear it down. Shame on all of you. Too bad you aren’t paid by the people who voted for you. I’m absolutely sure you would be surprised by your cut in pay, But since you vote your own raises!!!!! Lastly I want you to know that our church prays for our President and Govenor by name and our Congress. Wake up ALL of YOU

  31. Fred Meyer
    July 11, 2013 at 6:54 pm

    The article on Obama’s speech is dated 7/2/2013, however on that date Obama was still in Africa – please explain discrepancy…..????

  32. Hard working american
    July 11, 2013 at 3:30 pm

    Once again it seems that the president is asking young people to forget the past!! Leave it behind!! The past is evil!!…Note: Shouldn’t we embrace our history and realize how far we have come as a society!!…Yes this country has a sorbid past when it comes to racism. But look how far we have come in this regard. (I know I have scene a total transformation of hatred and judgemental attitudes in the last 30 years!!) This country in 2013 now realizes the lack of balance of the past and we are now moving forward to include all races as one society. It is a conscious effort by intelligent people to end the stigma of racism. From both sides of the fence – black and white especially!!…There are other countries that have instituted racism and religion as part of their permanent culture and some are still fighting holy religious wars that go back thousands of years!!!…The president of the United States should show pride in this country (and the hard working middle class of people that sustain this nation) and embrace how far this nation has come in those terms!!! And lead the world in the ways that this great nation was built upon long before he was elected!!..And stop leaning toward the teachings of Muslim religions in this country!

  33. Tammi De Masters
    July 11, 2013 at 2:22 pm

    What we are missing here is during those day, when the government was small, neighbors helped neighbors. Every one worked to succeed, is Obama suggesting we turn to the government for hand outs instead of working?
    Don’t celebrate our successful departure from Britain? Well that falls into the Common Core curriculum of not teaching about the American revolution, god knows we don’t want to teach a people about revolution!

  34. Georgia Shull
    July 11, 2013 at 1:34 pm

    What kind of person has this country elected President?

  35. Tom
    July 11, 2013 at 3:53 am

    this radical scumbag NEEDS to be IMPEACHED and JAILED AS A TRADER OF OUR COUNTRY

  36. Ben
    July 11, 2013 at 2:41 am

    What on earth can this mental midget be thinking. Oh, that’s right, mental midgets don’t think. While I am not surprised by this non-American, I’m amazed he would actually be willing to give this message. He, in my book, has been the worst president since Jimmy Carter, but this also makes him unworthy to be called the prez of the USA.

    May he be impeached soon.

  37. Ada Vancuren
    July 11, 2013 at 2:18 am

    Is this article true? SNOPES.COM is saying that it is a “bit of humorous fiction.” I would appreciate a reply.

  38. L. C. Cleary
    July 11, 2013 at 1:07 am

    If Mr. Obama hates the United States so much, why can’t he just pack up and leave? Our enemies do not necessarily come from without our country but from within.

  39. July 10, 2013 at 11:18 pm

    Pack then there was a tradition for punishing traitors too. It was called tar & feathers. Get this traitor out of my country!

  40. kenny kimler
    July 10, 2013 at 10:52 pm

    Would anyone expect anything different from a socialist/Islamist who brings this country and its values down at ever opportunity. The worlds problems are due to the USA and our stealing from the third world countries. Just pay attention to what King Obozo barfs out.

  41. Philip Ignoffo
    July 10, 2013 at 8:05 pm

    I’m now truly sorry I voted for this man. It makes me sick to think this man is our President. He spends money like it grows on trees. The $100,000,000. Million dollars to go on a vacation to Africa. He talks about not touching Social Security. Then he says he is willing to discuss reducing Social Security to Balance the budget. Well have all the Congressman and Senators drop their lifetime retirement benefits reduce their earnings. Also have them drop the medical benefits they get. Stop wasting taxpayers money with the ridiculous number of aids the Presidents wife has down to 10 or less. Stop people from getting Social Security who did not contribute. Pay back what was removed for other projects to Social Security.

  42. Symm McCord
    July 10, 2013 at 6:54 pm

    I dislike this article. Many of us took it as real and used it to prove a point only to be proven wrong by being sent back to your Article. It is deceptive and creates misinformation no mater which side of the coin you are on.

  43. Jeanne Garcia
    July 10, 2013 at 6:03 pm

    We are in need of a great Awakening and Revival. Our children are being robbed. We must educate ourselves about the great gift our Constitution is and the LIBERTY it affords.

  44. KELLY
    July 10, 2013 at 4:00 pm

    And why do we study history in schools? Let’s get rid of it

  45. CLB
    July 10, 2013 at 3:17 pm

    The question isn’t weather we do what God commands us to do, when we help those in need. The question is weather the government should be making those decisions for us. When judgment day comes and we stand before our God, we are going to be held accountable for our own actions. Not by what the government has done!

  46. Peggy Vaughan
    July 10, 2013 at 2:55 am

    Is this article true? Did the president really tell the Congressional Interns not to celebrate July 4?

  47. Stephen J. Kariwiec
    July 10, 2013 at 2:32 am

    These are his view not ours. If he doesn’t like the way we celebrate our independence, he should resign and take his unamerican beliiefs with him! I’m a Vietnam Veteran and am proud of our country and what it stands for!

  48. Glenda McFee
    July 10, 2013 at 2:12 am

    Obama is wrong, he is trying to destroy the once great Nation we had, and we should celebrate the Birth of our nation, he (Obama) is a radical socialist that wants to sit himself up as a dictator, don’t believe his lies, everyone should stop and really listen to what he is saying, he wants big government so that we can be controlled . I believe he needs to be impeached, look how Bengasi was allowed to happen, don’t tell me that the president does not know just what is going,on, and then look at the IRS, I suppose he didn’t know about that either, he is a threat to our very Freedom that so many of our young men shed their blood for and gave their life so we could be free, What a slap in their faces if we just sit by and let him and his cronies take our freedom away from us, sincerley Glenda McFee,

  49. Shirley Stoner
    July 10, 2013 at 12:26 am

    Please just delete it all…I was just a little upset.

  50. Shirley Stoner
    July 10, 2013 at 12:25 am

    Big Government has gotten this country into the biggest mess it has ever been in! Christians do help others as they can; President Obama is literally trying to rid the country of Christians! I celebrate my country’s birth “under God”.

  51. John Mason
    July 9, 2013 at 10:55 pm

    Your article is a joke… how about doing some real journalism for a change?

  52. gbfranz
    July 9, 2013 at 9:52 pm

    Then why would we celebrate Thanksgiving, Easter, Black history month and Martin Luther King day etc….?

  53. July 9, 2013 at 9:50 pm

    Then why should we celebrate Thanksgiving, Easter, Black history month, Martin Luther King day etc…?

  54. Bill Bennett
    July 9, 2013 at 8:32 pm

    I agree. I try every day to forget that Obama is our President. I guess he’ll be cancelling Black History month as well.

  55. Velma Saccone
    July 9, 2013 at 7:52 pm

    Obama needs to be impeached for treason. He is trying to brainwash our young people to go against all the principals America was founded on and then he will take away all our freedoms and America will become a socialist Muslim country. God help us when that happens.

  56. boston
    July 9, 2013 at 7:34 pm

    USA has no pride. This guy has always wanted more government.

  57. john h. hopper
    July 9, 2013 at 7:00 pm

    Just what you can expect from a non American whom also does not believe in Christmas,
    Easter, veterans day, Thanksgiving day and all others that represent America in fact he doesn’t even know about the “”the tooth fairy

  58. Don
    July 9, 2013 at 6:24 pm

    Obama’s state,ment about celebrating the 4th of July, Independence Day, is no suprise. He wasn’t raised in America and doesn’t have the patriotic depth of a true American. Will anyone be surprised when he openly converts to Islam during the last few months of his preidency?

  59. Jerry Davis
    July 9, 2013 at 6:15 pm

    Is Obama’s speech to students ver batim?

  60. GM
    July 9, 2013 at 5:13 pm

    Political satire, but all too plausible when applied to “Obama”

  61. J Hardin
    July 9, 2013 at 4:34 pm

    America, be prepared to take up arms…

  62. giley
    July 9, 2013 at 4:32 pm

    Obama spewing more of his Socialist ideals. He has not respect for American history period. A very shameful display of arrogance by a fake president

  63. H
    July 9, 2013 at 4:24 pm

    7 Each person should do as he has decided in his heart—not reluctantly or out of necessity, for God loves a cheerful giver.
    2 Corinthians 9:7

  64. Raymond Smith
    July 9, 2013 at 2:59 pm

    Just another example of why I cannot believe ANYONE voted for this Muslim extremist.

  65. July 9, 2013 at 2:31 pm

    There is one God in all the Universe, but there are many little gods. Every person on planet earth serves and follows one or the other. Those who have placed their faith in Jesus Christ serve the true God and His Son. Everyone else serves the little god called Satan who rules all the other little gods by definition of his being the ruler of this world and the father of all unbelievers. Why does it surprise anyone what this man, Barack Obama does in his obedience to the god of this world whose son he is. Jn. 8:44

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