Wednesday, July 04, 2012
Happy 4th of July, the day we celebrate the founding of our Great Country! Much blood, sweat, and tears (great name for a band) have been spilled to get to where we are today (please remember and honor our heros today who have served in the various wars - Revolutionary, War of 1812, Civil War, Spanish-American, WWI, WWII, Korean, Vietnam, Cold, Operation Freedom, Afganistan, and Iraq). In addition, alot of breath, ink, and paper (not so great name for a band) has documented our ups and downs along the path to greatness. As an American, I haven't always agreed with our direction (as many others at various times) but I have always been proud of my country. No where else can you state your opinion without fear of being jailed or killed. No where else do we have the opportunity to become as great or as little as we want to be. No where else do we get a choice of who to vote for (kind of?). Though we may disagree with each other on politics (I'm a Progressive, not a Liberal), sports (Go Mets and Steelers!), and religion (I'm a Taoist), in the end we are all Americans, we are all brothers and sisters, and together we can overcome anything!