Monday, July 04, 2005

America: love it and leave it

Happy 4th…

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?"

"The British."

"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…)

Immigration

The capacity for change


Maybe I should make my own bumper sticker that reads: "America: love it and leave it."

1 comment:

Randi said...

"America: love it and leave it."

Especially these days. We are a nation of sleepwalkers.

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