The following is from the National Review:
And we have no excuse for not passing on its singular importance to the next generation. Today is my son’s first Independence Day. He doesn’t know that, of course, because he’s only three-and-a-half months old. But my wife and I do, and we’ve attempted to mark the occasion nevertheless — in loco filius, if you will. As such, Jack will be dressed today in a special onesie (stylized picture of a milk bottle, “Come and Take It” tagline); he will wear his Old Glory sun hat; and he will be involved in all the festivities that the family has to offer. Naturally, none of this will make even the slightest bit of sense to him; as a matter of fact, today will be the same as is any other day in the life of a baby, just with more people around and a surfeit of BBQ. But you have to start somewhere, right?
Read more: http://www.nationalreview.com/article/437440/4th-of-july-america-founding-changed-history-forever
The Great American Divide by Robert Knight http://www.washingtontimes.com/news/2016/jul/3/the-great-american-divide/