Or here, about very (90 pct.!) Loyal Long Island, New York. Or this July 4th-week ‘appreciation’ in the (“liberal”) NY Times Magazine.
It’s not that I’m against independence: Canada is independent, Australia is, New Zealand is, Jamaica is, Belize is, etc etc etc. At the time it wasn’t a good idea, and we Yanks – or rather, our rulers – could yet learn much about statecraft, international affairs, law and jurisprudence, the Common Good, health care,* etc., from further English/British tutelage. (Not everything, but alot. Even UK politics has become mostly Classical Liberal today under U.S. influence… and they never had a clue about Ireland!)
But all we can do now is read American Red Tory – AND ACT ON IT! (Nonviolently.)
Was the American Revolution good for the world? We were essentially offered “Dominion” status over a century before it was applied anywhere else. Imagine the faster, better improvements in the British Empire and the world if it had happened that much earlier!
(*–See especially this eerily SiCKO-like “Health Care Olympics” docu-satire video from a 1994 TV Nation, featuring “reportage” and “commentary” from sportscasters Bob Costas and Ahmad Rashad!)