Happy Independence Day, my fellow Americans!
Today is the day when the British yoke was lifted off one of The Empire’s colonies and America began its journey to becoming the pre-eminent nation among all nations. Today was when the British Empire approached its zenith (Q: Why did the sun never set on the British Empire? A: because even God did not trust the English in the dark).
American started with great principles, the Declaration of Independence listed a host of grievances that forced the oppressed colonists to break away from their distanced King. In 1787, the new nation put together a constitution to provide the framework within which their ideal state wads to operate. Two years later, The Bill of Rights (originally ten articles) was adopted into the constitution, providing for the rights of everyone in the United States. Over time, more articles were added until the last one so far (Article 22), was added in 1992.
Wonderful as the constitution is, the country is not without its controversies and contradictions. Continue reading