An Aside for my Canadian readers: the 4th of July, or Independence Day is America's version of Canada Day. Except that Independence Day involves a fight for liberty, an understanding that taxation without representation is unfair. Also, in the United States, the French were allies instead of original adversaries and now a cultural variant that requires light treading in any political discussion.
Happy Independence Day my American friends. Your desire for liberty and justice for all are inspirational to people around the world. Not all people, but at least those of us who are awake and envious of your liberty (and prosperity). May your nation last a thousand more years and then another upon another. Treasure what you have, and fight for it - you are unique in human history and should feel pride in your ideals.