America’s experiment is evolving, right

Published 12:02 am Wednesday, July 6, 2016

As is often the case, I had to spend some time looking for a column topic for this week.

When I don’t have an idea or clue, I’ll visit news websites for an idea of some sort and go from there.

Upon visiting CNN’s website on Monday, it had a quiz that caught my eye.

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Every person who wishes to become an American has to take a quiz and get a certain number of questions correct.

CNN had a sample quiz and I thought I might give it a go.

I passed!

With that out of the way, I continued my work and day celebrating the birth of our nation and its freedoms.

What would I give to be a fly on the wall to watch our founding fathers sign the Declaration of Independence on July 4, 1776?

I bet that was an interesting day.

Without the convenience of today’s technology, those who were close to the moment had to wait for the country’s reaction.

As Mike Rowe said on a Facebook video he posted Monday, “they didn’t have to wait long.”

From that moment, America stood alone in its experiment to separate itself from the monarch of Great Britain.

The country made a choice that has as big of an impact today as it did 240 years ago.

There are freedoms and rights for so many in the country today it’s mind blowing to think about.

Do you think the framers thought about what the country would be like more than 200 years later?

I bet after leaving that gathering, each one was hoping that the experiment wouldn’t fail.

They can rest easy knowing that the test worked, and the country is passing with flying colors.