America will for the foreseeable future be a work in progress because democracy is something other cultures around the world cannot even imagine due to the fact the citizens of some countries are denied the basic rights of life due mostly to their economic situations and lack of concern by the governments who control their lives.
Today is about celebrating the freedom of the American people to enjoy a standard of living than most countries could not even imagine. We are blessed because when you think about it America is a country where everybody wants to come to, and nobody wants to leave. We as a society have a long road to travel until we understand what the Declaration of Independence really means to those who are and want to be citizens of this great nation.
Have a happy.