It seems the rumor that Obama would be fundraising in France on the Fourth of July was greatly exaggerated. If the rumor had been true, I would have posted this video of French people singing the US national anthem from No Pasaran! :
I then would have pointed out that the French people weren't singing to honor Obama, specifically, nor the 4th of July, but some weird leftie thing called pangea day. I then would have paraphrased a snarky comment from Pirate's Cove that people opposed to leftie pangea day are evil right wing extremists who will be placed immediately on the DHS terrorism watch list. But I can't do any of that, so I'll post a link to the first Catholic bishop in the US's 1791 Prayer for Goverment to wrap of Fortnight for Freedom festivities, instead:
We pray Thee O God of might, wisdom, and justice! Through whom authority is rightly administered, laws are enacted, and judgment decreed, assist with Thy Holy Spirit of counsel and fortitude the President of these United States, that his administration may be conducted in righteousness, and be eminently useful to Thy people over whom he presides; by encouraging due respect for virtue and religion; by a faithful execution of the laws in justice and mercy; and by restraining vice and immorality. Let the light of Thy divine wisdom direct the deliberations of Congress, and shine forth in all the proceedings and laws framed for our rule and government, so that they may tend to the preservation of peace, the promotion of national happiness, the increase of industry, sobriety, and useful knowledge; and may perpetuate to us the blessing of equal liberty.
We pray for his excellency, the governor of this state, for the members of the assembly, for all judges, magistrates, and other officers who are appointed to guard our political welfare, that they may be enabled, by Thy powerful protection, to discharge the duties of their respective stations with honesty and ability.
We recommend likewise, to Thy unbounded mercy, all our brethren and fellow citizens throughout the United States, that they may be blessed in the knowledge and sanctified in the observance of Thy most holy law; that they may be preserved in union, and in that peace which the world cannot give; and after enjoying the blessings of this life, be admitted to those which are eternal.