Thursday, July 04, 2013

With Liberty and Justice for All

Happy Fourth of July to all of my fellow Americans. Whether or not we agree with the original ideas behind the Revolutionary War; whether or not we feel that our government is fully just and honest; and whichever color crayon you use to shade your state in a coloring book; we can hopefully all agree that our country is one of high ideals and grand plans. We may not have the best delivery system of said plans, but in general, our hearts are in the right spots. We may not be 100% equal in the eyes of the law, but the efforts are there; we continue to grow and stretch our minds.

This country is a family. A huge, dysfunctional, vastly diverse family with all of the quirks and complications and history and love that families tend to carry.

And while I would love to change many, many things about this beloved country of ours, I wouldn't leave it for anything.

I am proud to be an American.

4 comments:

anymommy said...

Me too. Happy Fourth!

Anonymous said...

Well said. Happy 4th to you, my friend.

Steph Lovelady said...

I was thinking about this when Egypt's first democratically elected government fell after just one year. There's so much wrong with our government but we've managed to go 230+ years without a coup and that's something, no small thing actually.

Marianne said...

Nicely said! It takes all kinds of different bits to make the perfect lasagna. I am the noodles. I am ALWAYS the noodles. ;)

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