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Our Independence

July 3, 2012
The Journal

In 1776 this nation was born. We celebrate that birth every year on the 4th of July, even though it took seven long years of warfare, suffering and struggle before England finally relinquished its claim on its rebellious former colonies, and it wasn't until 1789 that the US Constitution firmly established our government. That's only right, since the idea, the concept of this nation, was born on July 4, 1776, when representatives of those colonies issued the Declaration of Independence.



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