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 seems to revel in laughing in the face of tradition, the checks and balances of our governmental system, and Constitution of the United States. Empowered by delusions of grandeur, defying

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First Democratic debates: Podium placements announced – CNNPolitics

The stage is set for the first series of Democratic debates. Image & Info Source: First Democratic debates: Podium placements announced – CNNPolitics Am I the only one looking forward to this? I can’t be. The Dems have got so many hats in the ring it can be dizzying. What’s sad is that I almost don’t care who gets in there so long as they can get that orangeOne out! And I know that I am not alone in that sentiment! So, everyone knows where my butt is going to be parked June 26th and 27th. In fact, I may

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Check Your Voter Registration Status, Please

Seriously, it’s important! Today is the deadline for voter registration in my state. I filled out the forms almost a month ago to update my registration since moving and assumed incorrectly that it went through without issue. Thank goodness I took the time yesterday to check my voter registration status because it did not go through. I’m super upset that I’m going to have to be on the phone trying to get through to the local voter registration office to sort it out. I’ve never had an issue any other time I’ve changed addresses. This is upsetting on many levels.

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Election Day 2012

Today I’ll be gritting my teeth and heading out to my polling place. Gritting my teeth because I’m not fully behind either of the presidential candidates, but I’m more against one than the other, so that’s going to direct my vote. Not my preference, really, but at least there are lower level choices to be made that I can be a little more confident about. The kids had a mock election in school yesterday. When I got home last night, they asked if I was going to go vote today and I said yes.  I was a little floored by

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