I'm thankful for the work and sacrifice of this nation's founders. Independence Day is a big deal in the U.S.....but not for everyone. Check out what Gary North said, then read his full article if you dare.
I do not celebrate the fourth of July. This goes back to a term paper I wrote in graduate school. It was on colonial taxation in the British North American colonies in 1775. Not counting local taxation, I discovered that the total burden of British imperial taxation was about 1% of national income. It may have been as high as 2.5% in the southern colonies.
According to North, 1775 represents the good ole' days. Click on his quote to see his total argument.