“I like the dreams of the future better than the histories of the past.” Thomas Jefferson
The Fourth of July, Independence Day, the birthday of the United States of America, is our most important holiday. We celebrate this day with parades, family barbecues, fireworks, and hopeful reflections on our country. This was my day, as it was last year, as it will be in the future.
Democracy is the the living flame that illuminates life, liberty, and the pursuit of happiness. The Republic to which it stands adds needed and necessary structure to our never ending, always ongoing quest for liberty and justice for all.