We weren't perfect then and we aren't perfect now. Along the way from then to now a lot of blood's been shed and often in ignoble circumstances. Nonetheless, we've done great things, overcome deep and dark flaws, and are ever moving forward bettering ourselves. For that, thank God. Some days I think we've still got a long way to go, but on most I'm just grateful for the actions take over two centuries ago that officially pushed this country into existence.