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Would America be able to declare independence in the Twitter age?

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When one country holds people of so many viewpoints, how did America come together at all? Cam Edwards and Miss E talked about America’s start on this week’s episode of “40 Acres & a Fool.”

If America needed to become its own country today, Congress would be in trouble because its members can’t get anything done, Miss E asserted.

Cam noted that while America only just barely came to an agreement, “barely counts.” Despite their disagreements at the time, the Continental Congress managed to declare independence from England on July 4, 1776.

Social media is a factor in why we disagree so much nowadays, Cam pointed out. Americans in the time of the founding fathers didn’t have Twitter and other platforms to distract them from their common mission.

Today, people from different parts of the country have instant interaction – and the chance to disagree every day. In the 18th century, people rarely traveled far from their homes and definitely weren’t interacting in real time with people who had different views.

“You weren’t in each other’s faces like you are now,” Cam said.

Listen to more episodes of “40 Acres & a Fool” with Cam Edwards on TheBlaze Contributors.

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