On this week's 4th of July edition of "Wingin' It Wednesday", panelist Mike StaggCarol Ross, and Warren Caudle joined "Mornings with Ken and Bernie" to discuss the progress of the nation on the eve of its birthday compared to its humble beginnings.

Here's what the panel had to say:

1. Being the eve of the 4th of July,  elaborate on our great Republic, as it stands today compared to 1776.

Carol Ross started us off:

It seems as though in 1776 that we're fighting against a government that's oppressing us, that's unfairly taxing us, that's unfairly regulating us. I'm reminded of the Civil War, because it seems as though the country is so evenly divided.

Mike Stagg added:

In the almost 240 years since the country was founded we've definitely moved from the underdog to the overdog role. It was an experiment then, it had never been tried before - people governing themselves, and like all experiments there's some hit and miss elements to it.
Winston Churchill once said America will ultimately do the right thing, it just takes us awhile to get there. We are a incremental nation, we don't make radical swings, we take small steps and adapt.

Warren Caudle concluded:

I don't think the founding fathers, even in their wildest dreams could imagine what this nation has become. We were a group of people that stood up against their government and struck out on their own. We were evenly divided in 1776. About a third wanted to rebel, a third wanted to stay with England, and a third didn't care one way or another. It was the third that wanted to rebel and their resolve to fight like hell that is the reason why we're here today.
I believe it was Churchill who said, it's the worst form of government on the face of the earth except for all the rest.

Warren Caudle, Carol Ross, Mike Stagg; KPEL 965

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