This doesn't surprise me in the least.
The left will send your child home for wearing an American Flag on their T-shirt on Cynco De Mayo, for being intolerant, and then turn around and tell them not to celebrate thier own Nations founding.
I fly the flag every day of the year, and I always will. Tomorrow, lets go convert some more independents. America's waking up, and the Left knows it.
This is the part that concerns me the most:
These July Fourth believers are then more likely to indoctrinate their own future children into the GOP cult with its strange suspicions of well-meaning government controls and shovel-ready spending, plus its bizarre beliefs in things like free enterprise and wage-earners knowing best how to spend their own money.
Even worse than worse, the study finds the political impact of childhood patriotic participation in July Fourth events is permanent. As in, once-a-GOP-leaning-July-Fourth-observer-always-a-GOP-voter.
As if the Independents and Conservatives in this country can't think for ourselves. We need the left to tell us (through our kids for the most part) what we should be doing.
Oh, and by the by, Happy Independence day Ya'll.