Thursday July 03rd 2008, 4:39 PM
Filed under: celebration,fireworks,holiday,lessons,love

My Country Tis of Thee

I don’t usually pay a whole lot of attention to the Fourth of July. Well, yes I do, but in the superficial way. You know, barbecues, fireworks, parades and such. But I don’t usually think about it.

This year, America is beating me over the head with it’s significance.

I watched Good Morning America yesterday and I saw Senator McCain spout alot of incomprehensible bullshit when asked a direct question by Robin Roberts. He rambled on and on about South America and the drug problems.He never addressed the question posed to him….”Why are you there at a time when the American public is in such financial straits?”

I’m not saying that I am for either him or Senator Obama, but I am glad that I have the right to choose.


I watch the news and see the horrors playing out in other countries. Women are unheard and unseen. There are no freedoms. And I am glad that I am living here.

A man is being arraigned in Philadelphia today on charges of  aggravated assault, making terroristic threats and corruption of a minor for making a  video for YouTube detailing the correct way to shoot a cop . He allegedly showed this to his son too.  I was appalled by the hatred spewed by this man. I was disgusted that anyone could feel this way about our protectors. But he is using his freedom of speech. And as much as I disagree with him, I am glad that the right exists.

And every day, you and I make use of our freedom of expression by writing whatever we want on our blog. We choose whether or not we want to read the words put down by others. We choose the topics we wish to blog about. And I am glad that right exists.

So when you head off to your parades, your barbecues, and your fireworks, thank your forefathers for all that they did to ensure that we have a country like this.

Have a safe and happy Fourth.  **==


  1. Tug said:

    on July 3, 2008 at 9:18 PM

    And thank our servicemen and women that preserve that right today. ;-)

    Have a safe & happy 4th MMom!

    Tugs last blog post..Summer Meme

  2. Metalmom said:

    on July 3, 2008 at 10:30 PM

    Tug-I would NEVER want to forget them! From the beginnings of our country until today’s servicemen…..THANK YOU!

  3. turnbaby said:

    on July 5, 2008 at 5:42 PM

    Excellent post sugar.

    turnbabys last blog post..Life, Liberty and The Pursuit of Happiness

  4. Metalmom said:

    on July 6, 2008 at 9:21 AM

    turnbaby-Thank you.

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