Aside from the fact that the 4th of July is my birthday? When, if ever, did you read the Declaration of Independence? The Constitution? Have you read any of the reams of material written by the Founders of this great nation? And most importantly have you THOUGHT about the words in those great documents?
Enjoy the parades, the fireworks, the barbecues. If you are fortunate and live near Boston MA- GO and see the free concert by the Boston Pops on the Esplanade! (Absolutely bar none the BEST 4th of July event anywhere! And I have been to many such birthday parties in many places lol!)
Have some potato salad and maybe some Apple Pie. By all means have a slice of my chocolate with chocolate frosting birthday cake! Sing along with some patriotic songs!
But please, read at least the Declaration of Independence and then give thanks that we live HERE! In the best country on earth. For all her faults and foibles is there really any other place you would rather live? Spare a thought for our troops- who live every day on a mission to keep us free to protest, to live, to celebrate! Happy Birthday America! I am SOOO proud to share the day! Yes I am one corny Yankee Doodle Dandy and damn proud of it! God Bless America!
Oh- and if you wonder why I ask if people have read the Declaration or the Constitution and why I ask what people are celebrating this weekend go check out my friend Nunly’s post this morning!