Saturday, July 4, 2009

Happy 4th

Happy 4th of July everyone!

Here are my patriotic thoughts for Independence Day.

I am a strict believer in the Constitution, the Bill of Rights, and the Declaration of Independence. I think freedom is messy and often offensive, but still the best alternative. I proudly fly the stars & stripes and call myself a liberal.

I believe every American citizen has the right to religious freedom, including the right to be free from religion.

I believe every American has the right to high quality health care, regardless of their income.

I believe the American people should be vastly more important to our lawmakers than any corporate interest. Right down to the food we put in our mouths.

I believe the United States has the power and brains to be a world leader in peace, clean energy, ecological conservation, civil rights, and speedy snow removal (listen, I live in Minnesota, it's quite important up here!). Every day we aren't is a squander of natural resources not to mention a shirking of our duty.

I believe every single American should have to study the events of the Revolution declared in 1776. Everything you need to know about democracy and freedom is right there.

Now I'm going to enjoy the 4th like a good American should: friends and family, iced tea, meat on the grill, noisy fireworks, a cold beer, and brownies. Come on over!


themom said...

A cook-out sounds great. Unfortunately, I have a guy pressure washing my decks and he is to stain them..but I feel his estimate of a one day job was in error.

Happy 4th to all Minnesotans (except 2).

Fran said...

Wish it was easy enough for me to just hop over and have that long awaited beer together!!

Johnny Yen said...

Regarding snow removal, as you're probably aware, lack of snow removal can have dire consequences-- former Chicago Mayor Michael Bilandic would have attested to this when he was still around.

Have a great Fourth!

Unknown said...

I agree with you!! Happy 4th, we are cooking lots of good food, but it's just us, and I'm having a quiet day.

Churlita said...

Amen! have a great 4th. Now, let's go blow some shit up.

SkylersDad said...

Have a happy 4th, and I love your ideas.

Life As I Know It Now said...

Nice! It rained here all day yesterday so it canceled out all the picnics/cookouts and fireworks displays. I am sure people are doing it today instead though.

Kim Hambric said...

How did you get inside my head and write all of my thoughts down? I suppose I could have done it myself, but it would have taken years and wouldn't have been nearly as well written.

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