Happy Independence Day!

U.S. FlagHappy Independence Day!

We’re taking the day off to hang out with family and friends, watch fireworks, and celebrate Independence Day (United States).

If you’re celebrating today, too, we wish you a happy and safe Fourth! To everyone else, thank you for visiting MacDailyNews!

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    1. Let us not forget that the people who founded this country had to find a way to knit together a confederation of thirteen colonies with widely varying beliefs and concerns. They brought together some of the best minds of the time, debated through lengthy sessions of the Continental Congress, and found a sufficient amount of common ground to forge ahead despite major differences of opinion. In the end, the voice of the people carried the day and resulted in the Declaration of Independence.

      The U.S. Constitution was adopted by the Constitutional Convention on September 17, 1787. It was ratified by the states and went into effect on March 4, 1789. As note by others, the U.S. Constitution borrowed heavily from great documents and ideas from the past. However, as with any product of humanity, it was a compromise that represented the limitations of the time. For instance, it took another 78 years and a terrible Civil War to finally end legal slavery. And women only gained suffrage in the U.S. with the 19th Amendment in 1920. So, as great as the accomplishments of our ancestors were in the late 1700s, they were not perfect. Life, liberty, and the pursuit of happiness is a never-ending story of struggle, debate, and compromise.

  1. Now, now, this is supposed to be the WORLD Wide Web, so,

    Happy Republic Day to the Phillipines
    Happy Liberation Day to Rwanda

    And happy birthday to Koko the gorilla.

  2. Only two defining forces have ever offered to die for you….Jesus Christ and the American Soldier. One died for your soul, the other for your freedom. It’s the Soldier, not the reporter who has given us the freedom of the press. It’s the Soldier, not the poet, who has given us the freedom of speech. It’s the Soldier, not the politicians that ensures our right to Life, Liberty and the Pursuit of Happiness.. It’s the Soldier who salutes the flag, who serves beneath the flag, and whose coffin is draped by the flag.

      1. Noted, and it’s a pleasure to serve.

        I’m in the best shape of my life. I loaded ordnance onto all manner of vehicles as a young pup turned Devil Dog and now I want, nay, need a hammock for my porch!

  3. Happy Fourth indeed.
    Thank you o everyone that has helped this country be free.

    Thanks to the UK, it started a bit rocky but better allies we couldnt find.

    And to quote a previous poster


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