Well, It's July 4th, the day that we signed the Declaration of Independence.
Today, 230 years later, we sometimes forget that making the choice to break away from the mother country was not an easy one to make. Many many people felt that a country had to be founded on peace and diplomacy, but others knew that King George would only understand one thing--force.
How did those people, so torn on the issue, make that decision?
In today's political climate, it seems impossible that anyone could create enough support on any issue, let alone one that would affect every American in a deep and profound way.
So for all intents and purposes, this country never should have been foudned. Only by the the grace of God and the courage of those members of the continental congress was our nation ever conceived.
And for all its flaws, I still thank God that it was.