Thursday, July 4, 2013

On Independence

Today, we celebrate the adoption of the Declaration of Independence.

Today, in 1776, a group of diverse thinkers worked together to begin a revolution.  

Today, I love my country more than yesterday.  I'm thankful for those who willingly put themselves in harms way to allow us to continue to disagree.  I'm thankful for my freedom to think, feel, and say what I believe without fear of serious ramification.

Today, in 2013, I hope that our representatives in Washington, DC can see beyond the tip of their nose.  I hope they can see beyond reelection.  I hope they can see to the future.  I hope they can bravely stand and go where no one has gone for a long long time ... 

The Land of Compromise.

What is so wrong with the middle?  I venture to guess that the overwhelming majority of people in the country fall somewhere in the middle.  And even if they don't, why can't we learn to give and take?  Why can't we learn to share a little?  Why does everyone have to walk away empty handed instead of everyone getting a little bit of whats available?

I want this country to return to what it once was.  I want it to once again be great.  I want people to make informed decisions based on facts ... and not simply what they heard a single pundit saying on cable news.  

Also, I'm really excited that its almost time for the premiere of the 2nd season of Newsroom.  If you haven't watched it, you absolutely must.  Skip to about 3:15 to see the absolute best soliloquy to come out since the president's speech in Independence Day.

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