We celebrate our founding as a nation, not because, like most people. we have a sentimental attachment to our homeland, but because never before in the history of mankind had a nation been founded on the principle that rights are bestowed by God, not man.
In Federalist 14, Madison wrote that the American Revolution “has no parallel in the annals of human society” and that the new republic “has no model on the face of the globe.” He was not bragging. It was the truth.
And that truth is indeed something worth celebrating.
Happy Fourth of July, everybody.