It's Independence Day!
Happy Birthday America. 231 years since we gained our independence. No offense, my Brit friends.
In spite of its many faults, we are truly blessed to live in a democracy where anyone can be whatever they choose to be. Where we can go from rags to riches, if we put our minds to it. Where we can sit at our computers and blog about the inadequacies of our government and politicians without being thrown in jail. Where women can drive, be lawyers and doctors or just plain housewives. Where we can wear what we want to, without fearing reprisal from religious police. Where we can build Churches, Temples and yes, even Mosques, and are free to worship any way we choose, including not worshipping at all. I could go, on, but I think I've made my point. I have lived in and travelled to many different countries, and though I enjoyed them all, I still love the good 'ol U.S.A.
Happy 4th, my friends! Enjoy the fireworks and your burgers and hotdogs. I have several tofu dogs with my name written on them.