Here's an interesting British view on the 4th of July, one that I find exceedingly satisfying:
We call them Americans now, but at the time they were Brits in America, fighting for their rights. Many people in Britain supported them. They shared a radical idea...
As I head out to a parade and fireworks, I hope the Fourth is forever a day of celebration for a country and for an idea, the radical idea established by Brits in Britain and America that NO GOVERNMENT ON EARTH GIVES US OUR RIGHTS. OUR RIGHTS AND FREEDOMS ARE OURS. WE WERE ENDOWED WITH THEM FROM BIRTH. GOVERNMENT EXISTS ONLY TO PROTECT THEM.
My heart is American, my soul is British.
Sadly, socialism is changing what it means to be British. When my son is my age, will he be able to feel as I do now?