Independence Day

4 Jul

vintage-4th-of-july-2 “The day will be most memorable in the history of America. I am apt to believe that it will be celebrated by succeeding generations as the great anniversary festival. It ought to be solemnized with pomp and parade, bonfires and illuminations from one end of this continent to the other, from this time forward forever more.”

So wrote John Adams on July 3, 1776 to his wife after the Continental Congress had decided to proclaim the American colonies independent of England.

I am personally pleased to see my fellow Americans celebrating the birth of our great country every year, in the way that John Adams envisioned that we would. When I see the American Flag flying I imagine the women whom first sewed the parts together. When I see and hear fireworks I imagine the cannonball and riffle fire during the war for independence. When people gather for shared meals I think of all the millions of families and friends all over our country for 238 years whom have done just that.

We live in a young, strong, motivated, and powerful country; you don’t have to believe in the people in our government to believe in our government, you don’t have to agree with or like our leaders to love and believe in our country. People are the problem, not the system. People can be removed from office and replaced so please don’t let the current despicable leadership in this country change how you feel about our constitution, because a lot of people have given their lives for it.

Long live the United States of America.

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