Friday, July 02, 2004
Let Freedom Ring

When is the last time you referred to the upcoming holiday as Independence Day? Come on, admit it; when you hear the phrase isn't the movie the first thing that pops up in your mind? Jed at Freedom Sight has a two good posts up on the subject. He wonders,

..... if maybe, just maybe, if people start using the title "Independence Day" more often, then perhaps they'll get a reminder, even if it's only once a year, that we are a free people, each an individual sovreign, and that we are entitled to all the rights and liberties that implies.

The holiday was enacted to honor the dead that fell for these rights. Rights that are being abridged daily under the auspices of the war on some drugs and the war on terror and in the name of homeland security. The Bush administration is taking your civil liberties away from you one by one, slipping legislation in piecemeal while they distract you with these unwinnable wars.

Enjoy the holiday and the picnics and fireworks but do keep in mind what the celebration is all about and vote in 04 like your life and your liberty depends on it. It does.


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