On July 4th, 1776, the American Colonies broke their ties to a tyrant King and began "The Great Experiment" of Democracy. This year, we celebrate 234 years of independence and the rights and freedoms that came along with it. And really, when you think about it, who among us has more of a claim to that inheritance than any of the single ladies out there? Because, as YourTango sees it, they remain the true residents of this land of the free and home of the brave!
In this spirit, we've rounded up the top 4 reasons why all independent women should light a roman candle for their life, liberty and ongoing pursuit of happiness.
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Top 4 Reasons to Love Being Independent on the Fourth
1. Because at 4th of July barbecues, just like with burgers and beer, there's no better time than to bring what you have to the table, take what you want and indulge for a day.
2. Because sometimes a girl needs a room of her own, to be free from quartering his smelly gym socks, dirty dishes and all the other injury and usurpation that living with a man can bring. The Moving-In-Together Survival Guide
3. Because you've still got a crush on Obama and, really, who can compare?
And the final reason why it's great to be a single lady on the Fourth of July—or for any other day at that—is…
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4. Because after years of relationships where men have "plundered [y]our seas, ravaged [y]our coasts, burnt [y]our towns, and destroyed the lives of [y]our people" its time to enjoy life's everyday perks once again. Single And Don't Want To Be? Watch This
Ladies living in the land of the free and the home of the brave, what's your reason for celebrating this Independence Day?