Fourth of July parades — American flag waving, tradition embracing, God fearing, gun firing, bomb exploding, US military appreciating celebrations of the founding of the United States of America. Gee, what problem would a liberal have with that?

Harvard decided to point out the obvious though:

A new Harvard University study finds that July 4th parades energize only Republicans, turn kids into Republicans, and help to boost the GOP turnout of adults on Election Day.

“Fourth of July celebrations in the United States shape the nation’s political landscape by forming beliefs and increasing participation, primarily in favor of the Republican Party,” said the report from Harvard.
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Their findings also suggest that Democrats gain nothing from July 4th parades, likely a shocking result for all the Democratic politicians who march in them.

The only 4th of July parade tradition I can think of that could turn kids into liberals — at least in my town — is that kids show up to get free candy. That’s got “Hope & Change” written all over it.

More:

The three key findings of those attending July 4th celebrations:

•When done before the age of 18, it increases the likelihood of a youth identifying as a Republican by at least 2 percent.

•It raises the likelihood that parade watchers will vote for a Republican candidate by 4 percent.

•It boosts the likelihood a reveler will vote by about 1 percent and increases the chances they’ll make a political contribution by 3 percent.

What’s more, the impact isn’t fleeting. “Surprisingly, the estimates show that the impact on political preferences is permanent, with no evidence of the effects depreciating as individuals become older,”said the Harvard report.

Those percentages might even seem a little low, but remember, for reasons I outlined in the opening sentence, there probably aren’t a ton of libs who go to July 4th parades, so there aren’t as many potential political converts as a result. We’ll now await the ACLU to file suit to demand that 4th of July parades be made “fair” by allowing leftist organizations to participate with floats that run down the country and castigate traditional American values.

My liberal friends need not worry though, because there are still parades that favor the left over the right.

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