For your reading enjoyment and pleasure, Chuck Colson of Prison Fellowship offers his thoughts on this 231st birthday of our great Republic. Also Regis McNicoll of Breakpoint brings back an older column, "In God We Must", outlining the source of our nation's liberties.
In each case the theme is the same. In 1776, independence from tyranny was to bring about a liberty not divorced from God, but rather expressly endowed by God. This type of ratified covenant - agreed and sworn to by the nation's founders and representatives - makes this nation, His nation. This nation belongs to God, plain and simple. America is a covenant nation. To argue otherwise is to ignore a mountain of historical evidence.
Baruch Hashem, Soli Deo Gloria, & Happy Birthday, America!