Today we celebrate our independence. At times, I wonder from what, exactly.

Here’s this week’s 100 Word Song.

And here’s the song I find myself singing every year around this time…

6 thoughts on “Briefly…

  1. I can’t celebrate Independence Day. We went from an armed struggle to gain independence from the British straight into the arms of slavery to moneyed systems. Perhaps I’ll just stick with celebrating independent thought. :)

  2. Home of the free? Free to marry who we love? Free to have access to healthcare (one group wants to repeal the act and replace it with nothing)? Free to have strong infrastructure with safe bridges and roads? Free to walk down the streets in safety? Free to get a good education that values critical thinking, not rote memorization? Free to dream of a secure retirement or any retirement? While we have many great freedoms in this country, I think we should re-think what it means to be free.

    • True, we do have a long way to go. But at least we’re on the road, right? And if nothing else, we are free to ensure that future generations have the freedoms not yet realized by the present.

That's my two cents. Now, tell me what you think...

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