As we approach another American Independence Day, the hashtag #AmericaIn4Words began trending on Twitter; however, it didn’t seem to achieve the intended response.
While several people used four patriotic words to describe our beloved country …
Sweet Land of Liberty #AmericaIn4Words— Rick Lawson (@RL77Unplugged) July 1, 2016
Stand Tall. Stand Proud. #AmericaIn4Words— James McCormick (@McPJae) July 1, 2016
Others took the trending topic as an opportunity to tell America how they really feel.
freedom for all, kinda #AmericaIn4Words— Lauren Chanel Allen (@MichelleHux) July 1, 2016
this country was stolen #AmericaIn4Words— Lauren Chanel Allen (@MichelleHux) July 1, 2016
The results were hilariously depressing. People addressed America’s debt problem, racism, marginalization, obesity, gun violence, and our terrifying joke of a presidential election, among other issues.
#AmericaIn4Words obese people with guns— Hunter Priest (@hunter1698) July 1, 2016
#AmericaIn4Words makes stupid people famous.— IDGAF™ (@Andyleba) July 1, 2016
I'm not racist, but..... #AmericaIn4Words— 2Real (@NewClearWeapons) July 1, 2016
gun shots or fireworks? #AmericaIn4Words— this anus scene (@patrickhumps) July 1, 2016
#AmericaIn4Words Preaches peace. Bombs everyone.— Lex Looper (@lex_looper) July 1, 2016
While no country is perfect, #AmericaIn4Words became flooded with all things wrong in the U.S. of A.
It served as a merciless reminder that as we celebrate the great aspects and accomplishments of our country during 4th of July weekend, we cannot forget that there is still much work to be done.
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