Here’s To Freethinkers

A long time ago, a bunch of guys weren’t happy with the status quo.  They felt like the current situation was unfair, they didn’t have any say in the way things were going, and the ultimate authority was some guy who was appointed to his position and wasn’t necessarily the most qualified individual.

So, since there really wasn’t an existing model for what they desired, they developed a vision.  They committed the vision to paper, they sent it around for buy-in and enough people found their option to be better than the current one, so they chose to follow that dream.

After that, enough of them were so committed to that vision that they literally laid their lives down to move the cause forward.  When all was said and done, they prevailed, then had the chance to stop, look around, and then say, “Now what?”  We still ask that question today, 234 years later.  It’s a long running experiment, and its come a long way, but we have a long way still to go.  God Bless the United States of America.  Happy Birthday, Feliz Compleanos, and all that other stuff.  We love you and we’re glad we could be here to celebrate it with you.  Sometimes we’re a mess, but when the day is done, we’re still Americans and damn proud of it.  God Bless you, we wouldn’t have it any other way.

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