On this date in 1776 the Continental Congress approved of the text of the Declaration of Independence, and thus began the birth of a country.
Sure it’s not perfect. Sure there is a cloying desperation to legislate against a woman’s body. Sure there are furtive movements to curtail our liberties in favor of security.
But the fact I can get away with a post titled “Fuck the NSA” without being detained and sent to a labor camp still makes this one of the best countries out there.