"America is the only nation in the world that is founded on a creed"
- G.K. Chesterton
To bolster your festive Independence Day spirit, I want to point out that an American, Joey Chestnut, now holds the world hot-dog eating record, having beaten a Japanese opponent named Kobayashi. Apparently, this is one American who doesn't believe in no-win scenarios... now, doesn't that make your heart swell with pride? Or cholesterol?
In addition, it brings a tear to the eye to note that our dear friends in North Korea are celebrating with us, today, using some very expensive fireworks of their own.