The United States of America declared its independence on July 4, 1776. Two hundred and forty-one years later, that independence is being threatened like never before.
On July 2, 1787, the delegates to the Constitutional Convention nearly gave up and went home. But fortunately for America and the rest of the world, history took a different course.
Juneteenth is a celebration of the end of American slavery. While the end of slavery in America is certainly something to celebrate, Juneteenth propagates a myth about when slavery actually did end in the United States, and some of the other myths about slavery's demise.
New Orleans city workers removed a statue of Confederate President Jefferson Davis on May 11 and monuments to Generals Lee and Beauregard will soon receive a similar fate.