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Declare Juneteenth a national holiday

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{As quoted, though amended, from the US Constitution} We, the People of African descent of the United States and supporters, in Order to form a more perfect and equal Union, establish Justice in an unjust system, promote, obtain and maintain actual domestic Tranquility, provide for the common defense and common sense, promote the general Welfare of all people(not just for those of which the original constitution was written), and secure the Blessings of Liberty to ourselves(all people, and not just those that can afford such) and our Posterity, do ordain and establish this demand of the President of the the United States of America. As African Americans, we have continued to be subject and forced to celebrate a day of freedom which was not an actual day of freedom for our ancestors. Considering the importance of America’s freedom and its declaration of being absolved from allegiance to the British Crown, it is therefore, logical to suggest that as African American people, we should be granted the right to celebrate our day of freedom as well. Though we unofficially celebrate Juneteenth as our day of liberation, we demand that the day of our ‘physical’ freedom be regarded with as much respect, accolades and national regard as America’s day of independence. We hereby petition the President of the United States, Barack H. Obama, to declare Juneteenth a National Holiday, whereunto contain all of the rights and privileges of other national holidays, such as July 4th.

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