I love the 5th of July, because it's not the 4th of July. I am very glad that the 4th is behind us now, with the constant barrage of fireworks for several days accompanied by over the top hyper-patriotism expressed virtually everywhere.
In my eyes there is very little to celebrate on the 4th of July. What really happened? A revolt by rich slave owners against their rightful ruler in plain violation of Romans 13, resulting, as do most all violent revolts, in an even more oppressive government ruling the land.
What were the actual results of the revolution?
Very quickly after the end of the war the rich held a secret conclave to replace the government that had fought the revolution with a centralized state, without bothering to ask the people who had actually fought if they even wanted it.
Slavery was enshrined in that constitution as a permanent institution protected by the might of the Federal government.
Genocide was carried out against the native peoples of North America.
Taxation, which had been one of the supposed reasons for the revolt, went through the roof.
Eventually it turned into what it is today, a violent empire that girdles the globe murdering and destroying everywhere, even in its own land. Yeah, I'm glad that ridiculous celebration is over with for this year.