Happy Independence Day to everyone out there.
Remember, it is not a date we are celebrating it is an event. 234 years ago 13 colonies declared their independence from British tyranny. 234 after that declaration we are far from what our founders envisions both good and bad.
Today I ask you to just take a moment to think about why America is so special. Why did it bring about so many inventions, why is its military so strong, why does it win so many Olympic medals, and why is it so hated.
It is all about freedom. Freedom to choose your path, freedom to pursue your ambitions, and freedom to take chances. The freedom to succeed or to fail.
Envision living in a country where you were told what you would be when you grew up based on class or a standardized test. Do you think you would be doing what you are doing today?
Think about what it would be like to have to watch every word you said because someone might report you to the authorities.
Think about what it would be like to have to bow to your king.
Of course, have a great BBQ or what ever event you have planned. Just don't forget why you are able to have your event. It is because 13 colonies said we want to run ourselves and because there were men and woman willing to fight to make it happen.