4 July 1776. Has it really been 240 years since we raised a ruckus & struck out on own? It's been a heck of a ride, full of twists & turns, & the journey is far from over.
So many people from so many places made it possible for us to be here today, so Thank You: Native Americans, France, Poland, Spain, Dutch Republic, Dubrovnik, Morocco, League of Armed Neutrality, & a couple of you Germanic nations (the ones that supported us)! Thank you to the many people & nations who supported us in the struggle.
We will cherish your contributions to our Independence as we gorge on hot dogs, hamburgers, potato salad, beer, & BBQ, all while waving our American Flags (Made in China); watching the dazzling fireworks (Made in Mexico); & taking pride in our beautiful & precious lands (Stolen from the Native Americans). Happy Birthday, America!!!
This our home now, & it's always in need of repair, maintenance, & remodeling to keep it in working order & to keep up with the changing times. Sure, we've made some terrible design choices, but we always have the power--the will, if not the resources--to make things right. It may have its flaws--character--but it's home, & I can't imagine living anywhere else, & I like doing my part to make it a better place. Together, we can make this place even more amazing & more wonderful for all who want to live here.
So Cheers to the Founding Fathers & to those who came after & kept this place safe & thriving. It's our turn now to make things right, to make things better, to ensure that this place survives & thrives & be a safe, wonderful, amazing place for anyone who wants to experience freedom & make it their home. Happy Independence Day, America! To freedom & liberty & justice for all!