By Brad Friedman on 7/4/2010, 10:05am PT  

Taking a break this year from our annual re-publication of the Declaration of Independence, to offer instead some of our favorite Independence Day/Weekend tweets so far this year. For the record, you can follow The BRAD BLOG on Twitter right here: @TheBradBlog. Hope you all have a safe and happy 4th! --- Brad

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From @WestWingReport:

"A people that values its privileges above its principles soon loses both." - Dwight D. Eisenhower

From @JamisonFoser:

Celebrated our nation's birth by having bacon at all three meals today. America: F*ck Yeah!

From @OTOOLEFAN:

*Dumb 4th of July Tweet Award: RT @mmartin51 Most patriots have jobs & don't have the time to worry about Twitter. Unlike the resource sucking libs.

From @OTOOLEFAN:

Pointed out to @mmartin51 that Red States are more dependent on Fed dollars than Blue States. Result: Blocked.

From @RepJackKimble:

There's a war going on between traditional America and those who would like to take Christ out of The 4th of July

From @WestWingReport:

"The price of freedom is eternal vigilance." - Thomas Jefferson

From @DanGillmore:

"A bad free press is preferable to a technically good subservient press" --- Nelson Mandela, 2002. feels relevant to present-day US

From @WestWingReport:

"You will never know how much it has cost my generation to preserve your freedom. I hope you make good use of it." - John Quincy Adams

From @TheOnion:

Nation's Last Themeless Restaurant Closes http://onion.com/bF9Ex3

From @ShannynMoore:

NINE of the signers of the Declaration of Independence (AKA Founding Fathers) were IMMIGRANTS. #JUSTSAYIN

From @OTOOLEFAN:

That an issue was made of wearing a flag pin shows that America is, on the whole, a nation of kindergartners.

From @JohnFugelsang:

Essential Independence Day reading for Dems & GOPs. Ron Paul nails it. http://bit.ly/b0PHIU

From @Digby56:

Every Day's a Revolution --- Welcome to The Future http://bit.ly/9NfZic

From @DianeSweet:

Happy Independence Day http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=UzL4L_FpLvE [ed note: video embedded below]