Hey all, happy fourth of July!
This day is all about freedom. People have a lot of different ideas of what freedom is supposed to be. Take iconic fixture of American politics, Sarah Palin. She’s got a really sophisticated opinion of what freedom is:
“Americans are not addicted to oil, Americans are addicted to freedom — the freedom to move freely and independently where and when we want.”
Makes me want to go on an interstate road trip in a Hummer.
While that may be the most, er, eye-opening, jaw-dropping comment anybody has ever made about our energy crisis, the truth is that yes, Americans do like to move freely and independently.
And right now, it’s not a freedom everybody has. So this Fourth of July, it’s time to renew the pledge. You know, it goes, “We hold these truths to be self-evident, that all men [and women!] are created equal…”
Those historic words and so much more, written on a piece of paper. A piece of paper was all it took to immortalize what is generally regarded as one of the most important documents in human history. A piece of paper, to kick-start history and set thousands of people free.
This country has changed, but some things have stayed the same.
This Fourth of July, no excuses- pass the DREAM Act.