Our country was founded on what was, at the time, a unique idea: that people have rights, and that their government should respect and defend those rights.
One of the things our founding fathers left unsaid — perhaps because they thought it so obvious that it didn’t need to be said — is that with rights always come responsibilities. We spend a lot of time talking about the former, but rarely acknowledge the latter.
This Independence Day, by all means celebrate our country’s birth. But do so responsibly and safely. It’s the “right” thing to do!
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