Today is July 4th.
As a nation we exist because we largely were not represented.
If Jolly King George had gotten the message and laid off the crap
we could be a crown colony still out at least related. Alas he didn't
and America is not of the family.
Ponder that as we have little laws like the Patriot Act and it's spawn
playing a Jolly George on the the people.
Freedom is always at risk. It may be due to nefarious people with
desire to control or destroy order or its pure stupidity either way
failure to be educated, involved and vigilant is a hazard for all.
Enjoy your fireworks assuming you're not in an nanny state where
they are banned and enjoy the holiday. Above all thank those that
made it possible, and keep it possible.