Why do we celebrate the 4th of July? Well, some say this is the day we celebrate our independence from King George III and his United Kingdom, but they are wrong. Read the Declaration of Independence (America’s Founding Documents | National Archives). When we celebrate this day, we celebrate our joint commitment to live as a free people. We celebrate our God-given rights to life, liberty, and the pursuit of happiness.
Why do we need to celibrate such a day? Why do we need to celebrate the beginning of a long, bloody, and arduous war? Don’t we need to remind ourselves of the cost of freedom, of the price that those who went before us paid? Don’t we need to pull our heads out of our day-to-day lives and contemplate what we must do to remain free?
Even when America was still a colony, well before the American…
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