As fireworks like this on Kansas City’s riverfront go off on July 4, marking the nation’s birthday, people should think of patriotism and other strong, positive feelings they have about the United States.
As fireworks like this on Kansas City’s riverfront go off on July 4, marking the nation’s birthday, people should think of patriotism and other strong, positive feelings they have about the United States. File photo The Kansas City Star
As fireworks like this on Kansas City’s riverfront go off on July 4, marking the nation’s birthday, people should think of patriotism and other strong, positive feelings they have about the United States. File photo The Kansas City Star

James Byrne: American exceptionalism seen on this Star-Spangled birthday

July 03, 2015 10:00 AM