By Joshua Joscelyn
“I freed a thousand slaves I could have freed a thousand more if only they knew they were slaves.” –Harriet Tubman
Every July 4th, Americans partake in a rather confusing and disturbing exercise in denial. Big and small, black and white, rich and poor, liberal and conservative, the overwhelming majority of Americans take a day off from the job they spend 40-60 hours a week at, bring together the family they never otherwise spend time with, fire up the grill at a home they probably owe thousands of dollars on, just three months after they sent up to half of their income to the government, and spend the day congratulating each other on how free they are. Read full Facebook note here.