Don’t Confuse the Declaration of Independence with the Constitution

by Ryan Griggs

In a video making the rounds in social media last week, conservative author Mark Dice performs a series of man-on-the-street interviews to show how most Americans have no idea what Independence Day commemorates. The punch line comes at the end when Dice finds a young woman who can quote the document that he apparently thinks we commemorate on Independence Day. She says a few lines out loud and then Dice high-fives her.

Among the thousands of comments under the video, viewers left comments such as “let that young blonde woman run for President.” and “she made me cry.”

Unfortunately, the document the woman was quoting was not the Declaration of Independence of July 4, 1776. She was quoting the Constitution of 1787.

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