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Monday, July 4, 2011

Happy Fourth of July!

Independence Day, the day that, when you search Google, is second in results only to the 1996 movie of the same name.

Independence Day, the day that is more known by the date it occurs, the Fourth of July (another movie name, by the way), than its official name. That doesn't happen with Christmas, Valentines Day, St. Patrick's Day, New Year's Day...

Independence Day celebrates July 4, 1776, the date the Declaration of Independence was adopted. I don't have any cards celebrating the Declaration of Independence available, but I do have this one:

Independence Day is a day about freedom to be who we want to be. The Declaration of Independence speaks of our right to Life, Liberty, and the pursuit of Happiness. It is a document that states that all men are created equal. The Declaration provides to us the right to choose how we want to live and be who we want to be, free to choose our own religion or not to have one, free to think how we want to think. Our inalienable right is to personality. Without personality and all that goes with it, there is no humanity, and no government or person can take our personality away. This is the foundation for the creation of America.

So what does America mean to me?

What is this, the fifth grade? Shall I write my report and put it in one of those folders?

With all the troubles in America right now - all the failures and troubles in this Great Experiment - it is easy to complain. I don't have a job right now. That's a problem, for sure.

But America means so much more great things.

Innovation. Development. Freedom.


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