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Angelina Jolie Bows to UK Queen in Slap to American Democracy 2

Angelina Jolie Bows to UK Queen in Slap to American Democracy

Angelina Jolie was photographed bowing to British Queen Elizabeth II today (Oct. 10) after receiving an honorary royal award. But her bow before the monarch irked some patriotic American’s who consider it a slap to our democracy. The fledgling United States fought a war of independence against Great Britain in 1776, precisely to throw off the yoke of royal oppression symbolized by the bow. Thomas Jefferson ended the tradition of “bowing” by shaking hands when greeting people....
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