Here, it is Independence day.
A day to celebrate the date in 1776 when the colonists chose to declare that they would no longer be subjects of a Kin, but rather choose their own fate.
And they did.
The United States is the result.
And until about 15 years ago, it was the best country on the planet. It still is, but it is fading quickly.
If you haven't, find a copy of the Declaration that was signed this day in 1776 and read it.
Most of that is applicable today. Perhaps we too should declare OUR Independence from this country.
I'd be willing to sign my name to a similar document today. Even knowing what happened to many of the signers of the original.
Our ancestors would be shooting now.