City of Orlando ‘Regrets’ People Were Upset After It Trashed America


Ahead of Independence Day, the City of Orlando sent an email blast about plans for July Fourth celebrations, but their delivery was…a little off, drawing blowback from residents and outcry from Americans sick of liberals making America out to be some pariah unworthy of celebrating.

In its July 1 message (archived here), Orlando’s “City News” bulletin stated:

A lot of people probably don’t want to celebrate our nation right now, and we can’t blame them. When there is so much division, hate and unrest, why on earth would you want to have a party celebrating any of it?

Yes, really. Why would anyone celebrate the Fourth of July or America? That’s the position of the City of Orlando. Apparently leaders don’t think veterans, law enforcement officers, or patriotic Americans live in their city? Or if they do, Orlando just thinks they are celebrating unnecessarily.

Showing how little self-awareness it could display, the same city email bashing America included a section saying “welcome aboard!” to its 13 new police recruits, a class in which more than half have military experience. So, welcome to Orlando, but we don’t see any reason to celebrate the country you fought for and protected. Big yikes.

The email continued:

But in all seriousness, you know in your heart, Fourth of July fireworks are amazing, especially when you are standing in 90° heat, 100% humidity, next to 100,000 of your closest friends. In that moment, something takes over and we all become united in an inexplicable bond. Yes, America is in strife right now, but you know what…we already bought the fireworks. ?????

So, it’s not worth celebrating America, but we have fireworks so we’re going to party anyway…and just pretend it’s not Independence Day? Predictably, the reaction was brutal.

And, apparently, the reaction to Orlando’s email saying that they’re not celebrating America but merely using the fireworks they’d already bought was not what the city expected, because they eventually followed up their email with a sheepish message:

The City of Orlando sincerely regrets the negative impact our words have had on some in our community. We understand these words offended some of our residents, which was not our intent. We value the freedoms we have in this country and are thankful to the men and women who have fought and continue to fight for those. We take pride in celebrating the 4th of July to express our gratitude to those men and women and honor the country we live in.

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