In the United States, Independence Day, commonly known as the Fourth of July, is a federal holiday commemorating the adoption of the Declaration of Independence on July 4, 1776, declaring independence from the Kingdom of Great Britain. Independence Day is commonly associated with fireworks, parades, barbecues, carnivals, picnics, concerts, baseball games, political speeches and ceremonies, and various other public and private events celebrating the history, government, and traditions of the United States. Independence Day is the national day of the United States.
United States is seen the world over as the leader of the world & this is one image that its government & people believe in very strongly. However, this position that they have occupied for so long has started to damage others & created mistrust for America in the minds & hearts of the rest of the world.
While today they are celebrating true democracy in their country & verbally proclaiming that they endorse & support it the world over, it is not a hidden fact that USA has been supporting dictatorships in countries where it suited its interests. And more dangerously supporting weak & dishonest democracies. Our own country being the biggest example.
Although we can't blame everything on USA. Every country is always going to watch for its own interests in the first place, if we allow them a soft target its our own fault.
I would suggest that when celebrating Americans should give few seconds & think about all those people who have just not been deprived of democracy but also of their basic human rights mainly because of the decisions of their government.