Happy 4th of July! Yes, for those of us in America, this is a seminal holiday celebrating our freedoms. I’m not a flag-waver but I have to say that I am very happy I was born and raised in a country that have so many freedoms. As we all know, there are many other countries that are far worse than America.
This country is an experiment in a form of democracy known as a Constitutional Republic. We have many rights enshrined in our Constitution unavailable to most other people in other countries – yes, even those in the West.
Like any experiment though, there have been successes and failures and I hope what we’ve done as a country is learned from those failures just as we have celebrated our successes.
On this day, while we are celebrating with barbecues and fireworks displays, we should remember what it took for us to get where we are.