My father usually reads the Declaration of Independence out loud when we get together on the Fourth of July. I suppose we'll do it again this year, if only to savor the beauty of the cadence of those words. When I was young and listened to the Declaration, I used to feel pride and gratitude for our country, flaws and all. But I've been struggling hard to find anything exceptional about our country right now. The "long train of abuses" that stirred the founding fathers into revolution are nothing, nothing at all ,compared to the abuses we suffer from our elected government now, and we do it without a murmur.
Would I rather have a bloody coup? Of course not. I suppose it's...READ MORE