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Reflections on Independence Day
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Here in the warm afterglow of the Fourth of July, 2014, is a good time for cerebration as well as celebration, when it comes to our Independence Day. Thinking about the significance of the Declaration of Independence proclaimed by our forefathers on July 4, 1776 requires us to be conversant with what came before and after that milestone event in American history. Unfortunately, too many Americans prefer contemporary popular culture over American history.