At Last Saturday's Reagan Dinner in Milwaukee, Republican Wisconsin Governor Scott Walker told those in attendance that he believes that Independence Day is when "we celebrate our independence from the tyranny of the government."
Scott Walker expressed an extreme, far-right view that he holds to Republican Party donors, and here's the tape of Walker's remarks:
Scott Walker, I'm not a Wisconsinite, but, if you are, for some odd reason, reading this diary, Independence Day is on July 4 for a reason: in 1776 of that year, the Continental Congress ratified the Declaration of Independence, in which the Thirteen Colonies declared themselves to no longer be part of the British Empire and formed the United States of America. The Continental Congress declared themselves to be independent of the tyranny of the British monarchy, NOT independent of the idea of government in and of itself.
Independence Day is a holiday to celebrate those who have fought, bled, and died to protect and preserve this country and our form of representative government.
Scott Walker claims to be a moderate, and Wisconsin's mainstream media helps him look moderate, but, in reality, he is an extreme conservative who believes that Independence Day is an anti-government holiday.