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  •  I don't understand the outrage. (12+ / 0-)

    Around the time, very close to and on the 4th of July, I hope parents and teachers are explaining to their children about why we still celebrate Independence Day.  I hope they flesh out what independence means, not just historically, but in the present time.  I hope children (and adults) all over this country understand the significance of this holiday and want to continue celebrating.

    I'm not sure that parades, barbecues or parties or fireworks take away the significance of this particular holiday, and knowing past and present Vets in my family, I am keenly aware that they celebrate by partaking in all of these events.

    Further, I'm very glad our colonists fought for our Independence, and we had the brilliance and forethought of our Founding Fathers and the General Assembly of Congress who saw the relevance of no longer giving allegiance to the British Crown, and the importance of writing our Declaration of Independence.

    I do hope we can become a stronger, kinder nation as time advances. To me, Independence Day is a reminder that we still have more to do as citizens of this nation and I feel optimistic.  There is a whole lot of good in this country, and we need to remember that and not allow the negatives going on now to let us lose sight of the good and the possible, otherwise we end up in a paralyzing malaise and bad temper.  I confess sometimes I get fed-up as well, but we have to keep moving foward and you can't do that if you are angry all the time.

    Having said all this, I would like to put a firecracker up the butts of all Republicans to wake them up to reality.  I had a family member, a Republican now calling himself a Libertarian, tell me that Progressives do not celebrate the Fourth of July. Then he went off on why Progressives no longer believe in the Constitution or the Bill of Rights, "as they are written in original intent."  I won't go into the conversation that ensued thereafter.  It was like listening to someone who is one beer short of a six-pack, ... since 2000.  I can't do the family gatherings anymore.  Especially not after yesterday's conversation with this idiot.

    I would rather spend my life searching for truth than live a single day within the comfort of a lie. ~ John Victor Ramses

    by KayCeSF on Fri Jul 05, 2013 at 12:06:59 PM PDT

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