I wanted to wish everyone as wonderful and safe Fourth of July. Despite our economic and political woes, we remain as a people united by a common article of faith in our representative democracy. Indeed, the disgusting abuses of extremists in other part of the world like ISIS should remind us of the enduring symbol of freedom celebrated today. It is the very rights that we celebrate that are under attack by such groups who wish to replace free thought with rigid orthodoxy.
I spent the first half of the day as a timing official at a swim meet for one of the kids in the pouring rain. It looks like this will continue to be a rainy day. Since we bought an arsenal of fireworks, it could be tricky to find a clear period to set them off tonight.
The rain will not get us down. We have a house full of family and are planning to grill ribs.
Have a wonderful day and Happy Independence Day!