Tag Archives: Independence Day

Pondering Freedom On Independence Day

I’m feeling groggy after having my sleep interrupted by two weeks of people shooting off fire crackers and fireworks. While trying to drop off to sleep yesterday, the resentment built up over the few people who felt free to disturb … Continue reading

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To Protect The Social Contract

Today is arguably the most important Federal Holiday of the United States. The commemoration is usually overshadowed by the celebratory elements like parades, speechifying, and fireworks. In fact, many of us just think of today as the Fourth of July. … Continue reading

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The Indivisible Pledge

The original “Pledge of Allegiance” was short, sweet, and uncontroversial. “I pledge allegiance to my Flag and the Republic for which it stands, one nation, indivisible, with liberty and justice for all.” That was the entire pledge as Francis Bellamy … Continue reading

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Some Thoughts About Celebration

Tomorrow, the United States celebrates the anniversary of the signing of the Declaration of Independence from Great Britain.  The holiday is the first real national celebration of Summer.  Like most nations’ founding day commemorations, Independence Day in the US is … Continue reading

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4th Of July!

Today is the time many of us Americans indulge in nationalistic fervor and patriotism to salute the founding of the United States of America.  It’s a time of parades, speechifying, displaying the red, white, and blue flag. We often attend … Continue reading

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The Fourth

Regarding birthdays, we like to make a big deal about people remembering to celebrate them.  Even if some people claim to want to ignore their birthday, they’re upset if you actually do forget their special day.  The same goes for … Continue reading

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