Happy Birthday, America! Now get your shit together, will ya?

Whew, 244 years–the second oldest country in the world! Even your iconic Lady Liberty is getting up there, depending on whether you consider her birth to be her date of origin or her date of dedication, she is now somewhere between 134 and 155 years old! How long do countries live, anyway? Japan is the oldest, coming in at about 2680 years old. Compared to that, you’re only about 9-10%

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On this Independence Day, it’s important to think about what and why we’re celebrating.

July 4, 1776 – the day that the Continental Congress approved the final wording of the Declaration of Independence. On this day, 243 years ago, the United States of America was “born.” And oh, has she suffered growing pains throughout all those years, but none as potentially damaging to the roots and spirit of its very foundation as we are now seeing unfold before our very eyes. Our current administration

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Independence Day in the USA 2018

We hold these truths to be self-evident, that all men are created equal, that they are endowed by their Creator with certain unalienable Rights, that among these are Life, Liberty and the pursuit of Happiness.–That to secure these rights, Governments are instituted among Men, deriving their just powers from the consent of the governed, –That whenever any Form of Government becomes destructive of these ends, it is the Right of

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