It's getting close to fireworks time across the East Coast as the sun sets and the families gather to the city parks.
It's an annual tradition, this Independence Day, to celebrate the many things the United States represents: Freedom, Democracy, Justice, the American Dream, Mom, Apple Pie, Baseball, the hearty consumption of beer and hot dogs, and blowing shit up with fireworks that scare the crap out of dogs now hiding under beds.
This year is a little harder than most, given the current situation in our political and social spheres, with a likelihood our economic sphere getting hit hard with an incoming trade war. In the face of such concerns, what is there still to celebrate about our independence from British tyranny as trumpian tyranny rises before us?
We still have a few things worth fighting for.
Our friends and families, about to face the horrors of a Republican repeal of Obamacare, need our support.
Our communities need fresh leadership focused on justice, on improving our schools, on fixing our roads and infrastructure.
Our nation needs to remember the American Dream as an inspiration to all cultures, all ethnicities, across the globe, to every man woman and child who cherish the idea of a better life for themselves and the generations that come after us.
On this 4th of July, I want to celebrate the Idea of America. The hope. The spoken guarantee to pursue life, liberty, and happiness for all.
Let's get to it.
Stand up for America this 4th of July.