From the Archives: The Fourth of July
The History Channel has a nice summary of the events surrounding our gaining our freedom. The article is here: "U.S. Declares Independence".
Another interesting article by George Will can be found at Townhall. It is called "The Valuable Self-Validating Tradition".
Here are two more quotes of special interest to Mormons.
Behold, this is a choice land, and whatsoever nation shall possess it shall be afree from bondage, and from captivity, and from all other nations under heaven, if they will but bserve the God of the land, who is Jesus Christ, who hath been manifested by the things which we have written. (Ether 2:12)
"When the people shall have torn to shreds the Constitution of the United States, the 'Elders of Israel' will be found holding it up to the nations of the world..." President John Taylor (Journal of Discourses 21:8)
(Thanks to JR for those!)
Enjoy the reading and enjoy the Fourth. Think about what it all means for us.