Happy 4th of July

Tomorrow is the day we celebrate the United States independence and our continued freedom. It is a day for many Americans to spend time with family and friends while lighting off fire works. I will be going out on the Puget Sound to soak up the summer sun and do some crabbing with my dad and a bunch of friends. It should be a great time but don’t forget the sun block (note to self).

I have read the Declaration of Independence before and it is truly amazing the idea that is solidified in those words. One of my favorite sections of it is:

“But when a long train of abuses and usurpations, pursuing invariably the same object evinces a design to reduce them under absolute despotism, it is their right, it is their duty, to throw off such government, and to provide new guards for their future security.”

Now this has nothing to do with the current political climate but it makes me wonder what this phrase can shed on the current political situation in our country. I think most would agree that change is definitely needed but what that change has to be is up for debate. There are so many thoughts and ideas being spewed out from all directions that it is challenging to hear a voice with all the noise.

As Americans we have an obligation to stand up and resist abuses that are happening in our country’s borders. So what is your take on the current political climate and/or your thoughts in general about the United States future?

Hope everyone has a Happy 4th of July and at the end of the day everyone has 8 fingers and 2 thumbs at the end of the day.

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