04 July, 2007

Land of the Free. Home of the Brave.

Call me a sap, but seeing war veterans makes me weepy. WWII veterans, Pearl Harbor survivors. Great men and women have fought and died for this country. And what an amazing country it is that I can really, really dislike the current administration, and know that, thanks to our democracy, that guy must get out in the not-so-soon future. Amazing place that I can write, in a public fashion, that I dislike said administration and know that the only real harassment I might receive will be from family members who live behind the Orange Curtain.

For all of the reasons why this country is crazy (like how we go to another part of town to sit in the sun and watch people drive in cars??? weird.. and so much fun?)I love this life I am able to have, and I am thankful that those founding framer-people got it right with that Declaration.

love this part...
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 among these are Life, Liberty and the pursuit of Happiness. --That to secure these rights, Governments are instituted among Men, deriving their just powers from the consent of the governed, --That whenever any Form of Government becomes destructive of these ends, it is the Right of the People to alter or to abolish it, and to institute new Government, laying its foundation on such principles and organizing its powers in such form, as to them shall seem most likely to effect their Safety and Happiness. Prudence, indeed, will dictate that Governments long established should not be changed for light and transient causes; and accordingly all experience hath shewn, that mankind are more disposed to suffer, while evils are sufferable, than to right themselves by abolishing the forms to which they are accustomed. But when a long train of abuses and usurpations, pursuing invariably the same Object evinces a design to reduce them under absolute Despotism, it is their right, it is their duty, to throw off such Government, and to provide new Guards for their future security.

so tonight I am going to pursue my own version of happiness.
Kids are asleep. In-laws are safely home. Yard is watered to prevent accidental burning by insane unmonitored teenagers who live across the street, and drinks have been poured for me and hubby. We are going to watch a little telly because our DVR has stored upon it: Entourage, Flight of the Conchords and Big Love.

Happy Birthday Ms. U.S.A.
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