We are approaching Independence Day once again. We have a lot of things wrong in this country. Why should we celebrate? We’re going to celebrate because despite the mistakes we have made, we are the country that has changed the world. Although we weren’t the first democracy, we apparently set a standard for it, because it caught on like wildfire. We took down an empire and it was as if that whole method of running a country started to fade. Then about 170 years later, we saved the world. Now let’s remember who we once were. Maybe doing so would allow us to stop saying we’re that country and be that country.