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6 Patriotic Ron Swanson Quotes to Celebrate America’s Birthday


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It’s almost America’s birthday, so what better way to celebrate the birth of our country than with some quotes from Ron Swanson, a character from NBC’s ‘Parks and Rec,’ the man who loves America, but hates government (despite the fact that he works for the government). If you’re a Libertarian, you’ll love what he has to say. If you’re not, just take it as clever satire that it is. Without further ado, here are Ron Swanson’s top six quotes about America.

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Who’s up for a hot-dog eating contest? The record’s 73!

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Why have government build a park, when a corporation could do it instead and charge kids a dollar to go down the slide? Go Capitalism!

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Says the man who works for the government.

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Survival of the fittest is good enough for animals, so why isn’t it good enough for humans?

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Sounds like the students from my last group project have a great future in government.

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Write that down, kids.


(Photos are from, where you can find more sage advice about America, manliness, and the importance of steak.)


Have a great 4th of July!



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