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Nadeem Yaqub, Urdu VOA News, Washington. US celebrates independence day in July and Pakistan in August. Historically both the countries have one thing in common - both were British colonies. In US it was result of a long struggle which began when the British imposed taxes. Political scientist Walter Anderson of the John Hopkins University says the general spirit of the Americans - live out your opportunity, express yourself and have a good life - is still alive. He says its healthy to have a debate on the principles on which we operate and build upon. (INT) David Azerrad///, /assistant director, American Studies of The Heritage Foundation, says unlike other countries US's role in the world is different from others because it stands up for a universal idea of human equality. So it is obliged to stand up for liberty. (INT)