Sunday, July 04, 2010
I've always felt so lucky to be born here. The Chief feels so lucky to have been able to become a citizen. When I think of what my grandparents were born into, and what the Chief was born into, my heart and mind are filled with gratitude for my good fortune. I did not deserve it, but I can live a life that makes the most of the chances I have had.
That's why Independence Day is so important. It reminds us that all they wanted back then was the chance to do it right, and to correct the mistakes of the past. And all our history has shown that given the chance, human beings can break away from the mistakes of the past and build a better future.
And let me just say, "Amen," to your post, MOM. With each passing year my appreciation of this fair country and our founders grows.
Keeping this experiment on track has never been easy. It is still hard and reuires our constant vigilance and effort to slow and even reverse the decline we are in right now. Fortunately, we have the means of self correction through elections and the right to petition our leaders. Support, work for, and vote for candidates who support fiscal sanity.
But over the long run, it sure has been worth it.
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