Attending one Fourth of July before age 18 increases the likelihood of identifying as a Republican by at least 2 percent and voting for the Republican candidate by 4 percent. It also increases voter turnout by 0.9 percent and boosts political campaign contributions by 3 percent.There is also this:
“We were surprised to find that childhood experiences of Fourth July celebrations could have such persistent effects. The evidence suggests that important childhood events can have a permanent impact on political beliefs and behavior and that Fourth of July celebrations in the US affect the nation's political landscape,” concludes Yanagizawa-Drott.Just to be on the safe side, we decided to take the whole gaggle to the Warrenton, Virginia, annual Children and Pets parade.
This parade starts at 10 a.m. and travels about 5 blocks in about 8 minutes. It ends with Uncle Sam leading the National Anthem and the Pledge. Participants outnumbered spectators by about 50 to 1. The local Cub Scout Pack was the color guard.
Enjoy your Fourth.
Regards — the other cliff