Seemingly every time one wants to say something good about
, someone pushes back with,
"What about slavery?" America
's original sin.
On July Fourth the America not only declared its independence
but based its independence on basic principles of universal freedom. Civil rights for all was not achieved after
the Revolution; it was not achieved after the Civil War; indeed it was not even
achieved in the 1960's but it was implicitly made a goal in the Declaration of
Independence. United States of America
The goal was set. We are still striving towards that goal. That is why we should continue to celebrate July 4th. despite slavery.