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July 2, 2014 - 7:40 am

In a couple of days, Americans will fire off fireworks, drink beer, grill meats and celebrate the Fourth of July — America’s birthday.

What is the Fourth of July all about? It’s not the date on which the United States actually won its freedom. It’s Independence Day, right? But independence from whom?

Fourth of July is the date of the signing of the Declaration of Independence, the document in which the United States of America declared itself independent from King George III and the Britain that he ruled. Prior to that, we were British colonies. The Declaration of Independence declares America’s independence from Britain — July 4, 1776.

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Hillary Clinton is expected to run for the office of President of the United States in 2016. She’s being coy about it, but…she’s running.

But on Independence Day 2014, Clinton prefers the company of the British. She’s sitting for an interview with the Guardian — one of Britain’s largest (and most unabashedly leftwing, and more than occasional America-bashing) newspapers.

What one thing should we ask Hillary Clinton? Ahead of an exclusive video interview with former US secretary of state, Guardian readers have the opportunity to get involved. The former first lady won’t speculate on whether she will run for president in 2016, but maybe you want to know more about her position on the situation in Iraq? Or the US military’s use of drone strikes?

The interview will take place on 4 July 2014 and will appear on theguardian.com

Hillary couldn’t sit for the interview on the 3rd? Or the 5th? Any other day? She just had to talk to the bloody British on the Fourth of July?

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Bryan Preston has been a leading conservative blogger and opinionator since founding his first blog in 2001. Bryan is a military veteran, worked for NASA, was a founding blogger and producer at Hot Air, was producer of the Laura Ingraham Show and, most recently before joining PJM, was Communications Director of the Republican Party of Texas.
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Many (most) Brits are our friends and allies.

Unfortunately, Hillary is not speaking with them - she's chatting it up with our sworn enemies. As usual.
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The same contemporary left-wing "scholarship," however, does grant that the presence of a sovereign Jewish entity is a sufficient condition for entirely justified violence. So go figure.
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The Declaration of Independence did a bit more than declaring the colonies independence from England. It was also a justification for that independence and the use of force in achieving it, the list of grievances and the failure of the English government to respond or address them. Why resorting to violence to achieve the stated goal was legitimate and moral/ethical.
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Every time we get in a fight the Brits show up and it isn't to hold our coat either. After playing the Star-Spangled Banner on 9/12 and following up with divisions in Iraq and Afghanistan, they get a pass for 1775 and 1812. They earned it back.
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Whoever is handling Hillary's social media image is doing a lousy job. Sure it's ok for Hillary to chat it up even with a mostly anti American publication such as the Guardian. The Brits are, after all, our allies and have been for a long time. But Hillary and her handlers are forgetting about the image she is creating for herself. Wouldn't it have been better for Hillary to maybe visit with her pregnant daughter, her son-in-law and drag Bill along? Maybe cook up a few burgers and hot dogs, have some other family and friends around, show an American flag and have the media get all "weak at the knees" over how American and patriotic Mrs. Clinton is? Image is everything and for Hillary to be in Britain seems to me to be a slap in the face of America. She should know better.
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Yes! Yes! PLEASE nominate her! :D

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She's probably making a deal to hand over West Point.
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I'm surprised that she is not going to Russia and reread the "Communist Manifesto."
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Come on, people. We would howl with laughter if she wore shorts and an American flag t-shirt and threw candy from a float in a local parade like most of us. Given all of her gaffes over the past few weeks, we may even get more fodder for real criticism.
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Thanks. I was feeling the need for another mental scar today...
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Tone deaf? Don't make fun of old people.
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Not old people...people who can't sing!!!
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Clinton is an old person who can't sing.
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That remark resembles me!
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Eh, I'll give Clinton a pass on this. The British have been our friends and allies since we got over the War of 1812. Chatting with our UK brethren on the 4th is fine to me.
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Many (most) Brits are our friends and allies.

Unfortunately, Hillary is not speaking with them - she's chatting it up with our sworn enemies. As usual.
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If I were a Brit, I would submit the following. But, since she will be provided the questions in advance and have her staff answer them for her, I am not so sure she is very sincere.

Please name your top three accomplishments, not including conferences or meetings unless they concluded in an accomplishment.
Do not list membership in clubs or committees that did not result in a measurable outcome and deliverable
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As Secretary of State, you were involved and aware of the US Government monitoring foreign nations and governments’ phone calls, even personal ones.
- Since you did nothing to stop it as Secretary of State, is this a practice you would continue as President?
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The number of nations that are upset and filed complaints about this is extensive. International approval of the US has declined to new lows. Even this week, India has filed complaints with your government.
- Since you and Obama claimed this was for security purposes, why did you not coordinate with our security efforts – and- why have you not shared this information?
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After your Military, Dept of Justice, Congress and Homeland security requested over a period of 4 years to address Boko Haram
- At what point and to what extent does a group need to kill people before it becomes classified as a terrorist group?
- Why did you choose to only name the 3 leaders and ignore their sergeants?
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Since Obama Policy has created a crisis and encouraged anyone under the age of 16 to go to the US with promises of becoming Dreamers
- Why did you not address this with Central American countries in 2010 when the problem first started?
- Why does the Dept of Ag make advertisements in other countries that the US will never check nationality while handing out benefits meant for citizens?
- Why is the Dept of Ag carrying out State Dept functions on its own without going through you?
- Since this is a crisis from your own policies, what will you do to stop future waves? Don’t you think allowing this years 140,000 people in will encourage even more?
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What is your position about shipping arms to a country that restricts such shipments in its federal and constitutional laws?
Would you not coordinate with that country and also ask their permission?
You claimed on multiple occasions that these program were highly successful but apparently only resulted int eh deaths of innocents. After finding out that the number og guns shipped from the US to Mexico was extremely low, why did you continue to support this activity?

I am very sure the rest of you have questions for hillary as well.
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There are plenty on the left who would deny Israel's right to exist. In the case of Israel might makes righteous their sovereign claim to their traditional homeland.
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