By Nathan Barton
Today is the 2nd of July. 242 years ago, in Philadelphia, the Continental Congress voted to approve the Declaration of Independence.
Even the FedGov recognizes that today is the REAL Independence Day, as can be seen in this article from 2005. Not that the truth matters to the FedGov.
In that vote, Congress voted to SECEDE from the British empire. To sever their political (and other) ties with the Kingdom of Great Britain. (It would not become the United Kingdom of Great Britain and Ireland until 1800.) It would take another seven years of war to secure that independence, to gain that freedom. (And then just a few short years to give up most of it by ratifying the Constitution of 1787 (actually taking effect in 1789).
So Happy Independence Day! Let us look forward to a new birth of liberty in the near future.