Wednesday, July 04, 2018

Happy 4th of July

Today is the 4th of July. It is the anniversary of the Declaration of  Independence, wherein the representatives of the 13 colonies listed their grievances at the King of England and declared independence from the crown.

That Declaration prompted a War for the right to self-determination (at least the right to self-determination among land-owing white men). A right since expanding to all white men, then all men (regardless of color), then women, and finally to all people old enough to be drafted.

That Declaration gave way to a Constitution (with at least 1 major pitfall along the way) which now governs a country of 350 Million people who believe that Americans are governed by a set of laws and respect.

Happy 4th of July. It is a great country - even if we don't agree on every way to make it better, we are all committed to the ideal of a great nation.

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