I like to call it “Independence Day” rather than “4th of July” because it’s important to remember why it’s a holiday. Memorial Day isn’t “Burgers and Potato Salad Day,” either.
My sons will be reading the Declaration of Independence with me today, as we do every year (Gettysburg Address is for Memorial Day, and a call to Papa for Veteran’s Day). Why not Google it up yourself and look at the list of tyrannous usurpations King George III subjected the colonists to? And compare to the modern government?
I am grateful to live in the U.S.A., for all of her flaws. I don’t think we’re perfect but there’s nowhere else I’d rather be.