Let's not let politics ruin the nation's holiday


The colonies — later to become states — figured out that the new nation would be stronger as one, uniting behind a common cause and set of laws. Sure, there were intense debates around the meeting rooms, differing factions and multiple disagreements. Thankfully, there was no social media to amplify the arguments, and politics had yet to descend into expensive circus acts of deceitful promises, unrealistic pledges and ugly campaigns.

The delegates who wrote the Declaration of Independence in 1776 and the delegates who wrote the U.S. Constitution in 1787 had their flaws. In addition, ther...

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