ya gotta laugh. From wikipedia: "Attainment of independence should not be confused with revolution, which typically refers to the violent overthrow of a ruling authority."
Which is exactly what the American Revolution was. So... we had a long bloody violent revolution and then we gained our independence...confused?
Are we "statistically independent", "marginally independent", or "absolutely independent" ?
Independence from one ruler or governmental system and now dependent on what?
Are we truly independent or are we In dependence?
Is this Independence day or In dependence day?
1. The state of being dependent, as for support.
a. Subordination to someone or something needed or greatly desired.
b. Trust; reliance. See Synonyms at trust.
3. The state of being determined, influenced, or controlled by something else.
4. A compulsive or chronic need; an addiction: an alcohol dependence.