I was explaining to some friends that today is a holiday in America. "What kind of a holiday?"
"It's the day that we celebrate our freedom."
"Freedom from whom?"
"Ehhh…," a young friend laughed. "Everyone has holidays to celebrate freedom from the British."
"They were everywhere," another laughs.
And while we are celebrating our freedom…
These are the things I celebrate most:
Free speech (It trumps democracy any day… although it probably requires democracy…)
The capacity for change
Maybe I should make my own bumper sticker that reads: "America: love it and leave it."