Today is the anniversary of the fledgling United States' declaration of Independence from the imperial domination of England and the beginning of the Great Experiment- and experiment that has actually succeeded beyond anyone's wildest expectations. Despite the best efforts of the Marxists in Congress who call them selves the Democrat Party, and their miniions in the PRess and on the judicial bench, we are still a freer society than any other and God willing we will continue in that vein.
Today is a day to reflect on the sacrifices of those- especially soldiers and sailors- who gave their lives for this country, and to remember the countless heroes, such as John Paul Jones, Stephen Decatur, Francis Marion, Abraham Lincoln, Theodore Roosevelt, Douglas Macarthur, John McCain and David Petraeus who continue to guarantee that we are able to enjoy the liberties to which we have become accustomed.
Please remember to salute Old Glory today and while you are reciting the Pledge of Allegiance, think on what that Pledge has cost over the years. We fought the greatest military power in the world to gain our independence. We fought Muslim barbarians in the Barbary States to save our citizens from the Islamic slave trade. We fought our own brothers to eliminate slavery in this country. We fought a atrocities of Nazism and stamped out the racist designs of the Japanese Greater East Asia Co-Prosperity Sphere, we contained and then brought down the Soviet empire in Russia. Today we face an old threat reborn in a new and savage guise, but if we stand together and remember that we are all Americans, we can persevere.
Posting will be light for the remainder of this week and weekend as I will be busy with music and family business. Have a very happy Independence Day and God bless the United States of America.