Wednesday, July 04, 2007

HBDTY USA

Happy Independance! No offense, Great Britain, but it's a great day to be an American.


"Stars and Strings" stolen directly from Marrianne's website!

We've come a long way since the Second Continental Congress put their foot down. I can't help but to wonder what the fifty-six signers of the Declaration of Independence would say about the state of the Union 231 years later.

I wonder if they would go back and clarify "all men are created equal".

I wonder what they would say about other countries who want to assert themselves and declare their own political independence.

I wonder if they would look over the list of injustices committed by George III-- and compare those transgressions against the actions of our current and past political leaders.

I wonder if they would be surprised to find that the phrase "sacred honor" does not have the same connotations as when they invoked it. (Likewise would they be amused by the oxymoron "honest politician"?)

Today is not a day for pointing fingers or standing on soapboxes. It's not about agendas or politics. It's not even about fireworks or BBQ, although many people will go out of their way to partake in all of these activities.

Today is about celebrating autonomy- which is one of the things that Americans do very well. I hope everyone has a fantastic day of celebration. Be safe and party hard.

Support our troops!

(It's not their fault that our President is an idiot.)

No matter how you celebrate today, take a moment to remember and appreciate the men and women both here and overseas who have sacrificed some of their autonomy so that you can celebrate yours.

2 comments:

bill said...

You're right, its not their fault. Otherwise, we'd be talking Seven Days in May.

Molly Jane said...

Yeah, I love this post.