This will be America’s 240th birthday celebration observed by divers cohorts of “real live nephews of our Uncle Sam” not all of whom wish him a long life. Our divisions today are at least as great as those which gave rise to the South’s War for Independence – aka the Civil War. Americans grouped under the Left banner no longer share anything of significance in common with those who assemble themselves as various forms of the Right. By this I am referring to a comprehensive intellectual, spiritual, and ideological break. No common history, worldview, socio-political ideals, sense of Man, interpretation of foundational principles, application of logic and modes of critical thought are shared. And recently even the scientific method has donned a distinct and politically correct mantle.