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Advancing freedom remains a struggle


POSTED: 01:30 a.m. HST, Jul 04, 2013

~~<p>There are few holidays with as many simple delights and as few complications as the Fourth of July. Most Americans treat it as a welcome occasion each year to enjoy summer fun with family and share a collective birthday party. Despite all the vexing conflicts of the 21st century United States, Independence Day still represents the most courageous act of the nation's history, something to celebrate and honor. That was a declaration of sovereignty, which was finally won 230 years ago for the price of a bloody Revolutionary War.</p>
<p>But freedom? That's a treasure that's earned incrementally and defended constantly, and the fighting goes on.</p>
~~

There are few holidays with as many simple delights and as few complications as the Fourth of July. Most Americans treat it as a welcome occasion each year to enjoy summer fun with family and share a collective birthday party. Despite all the vexing conflicts of the 21st century United States, Independence Day still represents the most courageous act of the nation's history, something to celebrate and honor. That was a declaration of sovereignty, which was finally won 230 years ago for the price of a bloody Revolutionary War.

But freedom? That's a treasure that's earned incrementally and defended constantly, and the fighting goes on. Login for more...



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