Monday, July 4, 2011

Happy Independence Day!

We certainly are not perfect, and there are a lot of problems right now, but I still think this country has a lot of good things going on. We need to look to our history to encourage us; I don't think we're done yet. We need to encourage people to elevate their ways of thinking and living, to get past what they don't have to what they could have, to see the possibilities before them. We need to remove barriers that prevent people from fulfilling their potential, whether that is excessive government regulation, corporate dishonesty and greed or social barriers like racism--they need to come down for our society to refresh and renew itself.

In short, this isn't a bad place to be born in and live, and I am thankful.

Happy Independence Day everyone--have fun, be safe and give thanks.


Bob G. said...

I couldn;t agree more.

As Americas go, I think WE (here) got the BEST one in the lot...

And I am very proud to live here.
And thankful.

Have a fantastic 4th.

Stay safe out there.

The Observer said...

Bob G:
It was tougher than I thought it would be to be optimistic about America--I was a little surprised.

We are not quite as flexible as we were. Barring a great technology break through, we are short on frontiers to move to. This makes our margin for error smaller.

Also some of us have gotten used to the government catching us when we are not smart, and this has led to some cultural decay.

You and I, we have to keep doing our part to sound trumpets. It can get discouraging, but for the land that we love and has given us much, it is the least we can do.

The Observer