Happy Fourth of July Everybody.
Today is a good day to remember who we are and maybe who we want to be.
We are the heirs of a noble experiment. A few men, yes, they were men and they were white, set off to create a nation.
These men weren’t perfect, and there was enough partisanship to go around to keep them from being perfect and from creating a perfect country.
Still, it is what it is, and we are who we are.
While we celebrate the joys of liberty and prosperity, we can still acknowledge that there is a great deal of work to be done to bring liberty and prosperity to all.
We are all tired of pointing fingers and being pointed at as the enemy of the nation. We have enemies for sure. Some are foreign, and some are domestic. But we have a system of laws that binds us all together as one nation, and I do believe, under God.
So when I watch the fireworks tonight, I will be thinking of our glorious past that has not been without its flaws and imperfections, as well as the glorious future that is surely ours to behold.
Don’t forget to have a hot dog and a cold beer.
Now, that’s an American tradition!