America is an idea that’s bigger than what our laws are in a given moment


MINOT, N.D. — I can’t pinpoint when it began to happen — maybe it was when manipulating Americans into a constant state of incandescent rage became a viable business model for a media outlet — but it’s become fashionable for people upset by the politics of the moment to give up on America.

We saw a lot of it over the July 4 holiday with everyone from Hollywood celebrities to your over-educated, under-employed nephew making it known on social media that they’re opting out of celebrating America’s independence.

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