Whoo hoo! (At my age it feels more like boo hoo)
I miss home at this time. The Outer Rim has its fun places, but all in all it rather bites to have no 4th of July Celebrations. I have observed several academic justifications on why the British 'allowed' us to lose the war of Independence, but must say that I received a yes answer when I suggested that it was a French and Masonic union that allowed the British to 'agree' to the experiment in liberty which was really being (pardon the pun) revolutionized in philosophical governmental thinking at this time. There are many other reasons like Pitt and his govenment being a little loathe to put shot into their fellow British subjects across the sea that allowed US to the win the war, and I hope that at this time...during an election year - we remember what those men created with this experiment in liberty.
It is important to rethink those freedoms and see beyond what the mass media and the hypnotic suggestion of a cathode ray choose for us to believe is truth. If you have to, read the Constitution again or at least those first few lines of the Declaration of Independence:
When in the Course of Human Events, it becomes necessary for one people to dissolve the political bands which connected them with another, and to assume among the powers of the earth, the separate and equal station to which the laws of Nature and Nature's God entitle them, a decent respect to the opinions of mankind that they should declare the causes which impel them to the separation. We hold these truths to be self-evident that all men are created equal, that they are endowed by their Creator with certain unalienable Rights, that mong these are Life, Liberty, and the pursuit of Happiness
We always need to remember who gave us our ability to be free and never allow those that we 'supposedly' elect to dictate to us what we will and will not stand for in response to what they call terrorism. Screw those Skull and Bones war freaks attempting to subject to another falsely created 'Empire'.
The entire situation is subtle and complex but I have to say. in spite of it all I miss the fireworks!