|Why long fireworks on Independence Day?|
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In other words, by the time the Continental Congress declared our independence from Great Britain, we'd already been in armed conflict for over a year, and the fighting would continue for a total of almost eight and a half years.
Which brings me to another point: as much as we idolize the idea of "independence," there's really no such thing.
The point is, no human being is truly independent.
So there you have it: as you watch fireworks this Fourth of July, give thanks for the long, explosive process our founders went through, teaching us something about independence. And then give thanks for our dependence and interdependence on them, on God, and on others for the freedoms we enjoy.