Sunday, July 4, 2010
Happy Independence Day!
We are afforded many freedoms in our country some not lawful in other countries. During this time of celebration I like to reflect on my political, religious and personal freedoms - to choose what I believe and how I want to live.
Mostly I choose to celebrate my freedom to be equal, believe, not believe, abstain, practice, voice, protest, write, create, express, worship, vote, join, and many, many others. I realize these freedoms are upheld in the Constitution and subsequent laws and are all not necessarily spelled out in the Declaration of Independence, but it seems right to think of them on the day that we stood united and declared our freedom from tyranny and started the process of building our great nation.
I hope you enjoy your 4th of July and take a minute to reflect on its significance in addition to enjoying your B-B-Q's, parades, family, and fireworks.