Another celebration of the day in 1776 when the white male owners of property (including slaves) declared independence.
Since then the Fourth has been just a big party, mostly ignoring the genocide against Native Americans, African Americans and immigrants.
And increasingly, it's been a day of indoctrination about our foreign and domestic militarism.
Still, the path forward since that first day has been, until recently, a history of starts and retreats, but overall progress toward a goal of a free nation for all types of Americans.
A big reason for that slow and painful, but still forward, march toward America's dream has been protest.
The New York Times has a nice essay by Professor Holly Jackson showing many American have found Independence Day to be a reason to resist injustice.
"But this attitude fundamentally misunderstands the nature of the holiday. July 4 commemorates a protest so incendiary that its participants, the signers of the Declaration of Independence, risked execution as traitors to the crown."
So, from one point of view, the founders of our country were traitors.
But I'm pretty sure they would be appalled and disgusted by the traitor now claiming to lead America.