(From Forbes.com):

By Thomas K. Lindsay

As the sun starts to set on another Independence Day, the question arises whether the American experiment in self-government is going down with it.

A recent piece in Vox.com questions why we celebrate the Fourth and goes on to lament the fact that the former colonies secured their independence from Great Britain. Why? “The main benefit of the revolution to colonists was that it gave more political power to America’s white male minority,” while delaying freedom for slaves and doing nothing to help women and Native Americans. CONTINUE READING HERE