Yes, Scott Walker actually tweeted this:
In America we celebrate July 4th not April 15 because in America we celebrate our independence from the gov't, not our dependence on it.-SKW
— Scott Walker (@ScottWalker) July 4, 2015
Perhaps Walker should have paid more attention in high school. American Independence Day is categorically not about celebrating independence from the government. It is about celebrating independence from King George III and the British empire, and America forming its own independent, representative government – a government that the American public would be dependent on. So in fact, the complete opposite of Walker’s definition.
Here’s a thought for Walker: if you want to become President of the United States of America, it’s probably a good idea to read up on a bit of history first.
Ben Cohen is the editor and founder of The Daily Banter. He lives in Washington DC where he does podcasts, teaches Martial Arts, and tries to be a good father. He would be extremely disturbed if you took him too seriously.