While my family and I enjoy the privilege of a semi-suburban life, I wonder what it would take for me to willfully pay a stranger to take them thousands of miles away, alone, to another country with the probability of never seeing them again.
he process of debating and revising Jefferson's declaration continued on July 3 and into the late morning of July 4. In the evening of July 4, 1776, the Second Continental Congress "unanimously" approved the final wording of the Declaration of Independence.
If these movies don't set the stage for a weird Fourth of July, I don't know what will. No need to thank me -- just doing my civic duty.
By Katherine Hahn for KnowMore.tv Whether you're planning to spend Independence Day with a laid-back family dinner or a full-out backyard party, you ...
You would think by listening to some on Capitol Hill that doing anything about climate change, will end life, as we know it. In fact, it's precisely the opposite. All of this has become a big fat political football where self-preservation is the priority over the national good.
We are abandoning the spirit of our nation's founders when we lose sight of those people around the world who are fighting for the same freedoms and opportunities our forefathers fought so valiantly for in the Revolutionary War.
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Our society is disconnected. Is that the independence our founding forefather's sought? Was the goal to reject the monarchy so we could all wear a cro...
The 4th of July might commemorate the independence of our country -- but it also serves as a bitter reminder that in 1776, the country that I love had no place for me in it.
July 4th celebrations are synonymous with backyard barbecues, but with the price of many BBQ items soaring, Americans may want to watch what goes on the grill this summer.
The United States of America: we take the name of our nation for granted. From the perspective of nearly two and a half centuries of history, it appears obvious that we should be one country, bound together by constitutional principles, stretching from the Atlantic to Pacific Oceans.
Two centuries ago, a group of patriots came together and founded our great nation. Looking back, we see the powdered wigs and think of these Founding Fathers as experienced, middle-aged statesman. But in fact, young people were instrumental in leading the charge.
Twenty three years ago, I sat on a shuttle bus from the airport and cried en-route to our apartment in a new country on the other side of the world.
As we reach the halfway mark of 2014, the world's oldest democracy still struggles with the basic notion that the United States was founded, developed and enhanced by immigrants, owing much of its success to the hard work and sacrifice of the generations that came before us.
Large-scale popular movements against power are triggered not when enough people see in that an abstract right has been taken from them - but when enough people actually experience their everyday lives as being impinged upon.
I love my country and the self-reliant, can-do attitude it was built upon. As we head out for fireworks, barbeques, and parades to celebrate this Four...