Wednesday, July 04, 2007

Independence Day

People keep calling it the 4th of July. It's much more than that, and we best never forget. It's the day that the country became itself, declare itself independent of the King George and the British Monarchy. That's huge. Would that we remember that a country, its people sovereign, can "declare independence". Think it over for a bit, toss the word "King George" around in your head, and remember that it only took a few dedicated people and a single idea to create an entirely new nation, flawed and beautiful as it is.

1 comment:

Becca said...

Excellent point. I myself kept calling it the Fourth of July, when really, it's more than a date to me. Check out my blog entry on jew-ish.com talking about religion and 4th of July...pretend it says Independence...I'll get back there to edit it soon.

I might even link to your site!