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Independence and Liberty

July 4, 2009
Anthony Gregory

Every Fourth of July we celebrate American independence — but why, and what does it mean?

The political consequence of the American Revolution was the liberation of the thirteen colonies from British rule. The Continental Congress declared “that these United Colonies are, and of Right ought to be, Free and Independent States; that they are absolved from all Allegiance to the British Crown, and that all political Connection between them and the State of Great-Britain, is and ought to be totally dissolved.”

It was a major defeat for the world’s greatest empire, Great Britain. But the Americans did not revolt over light and transient causes.

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