As my friend Anna put it:
Happy 4th! ‘Cause everyone needs a summer holiday that’s an excuse to pig out, blow shit up and take off work.
Of course, I spent a chunk of today rewriting contact page mailing scripts, so I’m not so sure I made use of the opportunity to “take off work”. In my defense, though, I’m not getting paid for the work I did. It was for the county Libertarian Party’s website, and for my own use, that I did the rewrites.
Read the Declaration of Independence today (or, failing that, tomorrow), and reflect on the principles it embodies and how they relate to the current form of our government. It’s a moral imperative.