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America a glorious achievement


POSTED: 01:30 a.m. HST, Jul 04, 2014

~~<p>Americans revel in the Fourth of July as a relaxed, joyous celebration of the nation's birthday. No gifts to buy, no pressure, only food, fun and fireworks. Hawaii's sun-drenched beauty only adds to the day's enjoyment.</p>
<p>It's noteworthy, then, that what the country celebrates is, as much as we take it for granted, a mammoth achievement. Embarking on the great democratic experiment took a revolutionary war, but turning revolution into a stable, flourishing society took the full investment of 238 years and millions of lives.</p>
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Americans revel in the Fourth of July as a relaxed, joyous celebration of the nation's birthday. No gifts to buy, no pressure, only food, fun and fireworks. Hawaii's sun-drenched beauty only adds to the day's enjoyment.

It's noteworthy, then, that what the country celebrates is, as much as we take it for granted, a mammoth achievement. Embarking on the great democratic experiment took a revolutionary war, but turning revolution into a stable, flourishing society took the full investment of 238 years and millions of lives. Login for more...



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