We are a commune of inquiring, skeptical, politically centrist, capitalist, anglophile, traditionalist New England Yankee humans, humanoids, and animals with many interests beyond and above politics. Each of us has had a high-school education (or GED), but all had ADD so didn't pay attention very well, especially the dogs. Each one of us does "try my best to be just like I am," and none of us enjoys working for others, including for Maggie, from whom we receive neither a nickel nor a dime. Freedom from nags, cranks, government, do-gooders, control-freaks and idiots is all that we ask for.
did i hear that such foundational material is no longer taught in high schools, or even most colleges?
so subsequent generations won' be bothered by notions of individual liberty, or of a limited enumerated government ...
We celebrate July 4th, Independence Day, the day we declared ourselves free as a matter of principle. "...that to secure these rights, governments are instituted among men, deriving their just powers from the consent of the governed; that whenever any form of government becomes destructive of these ends, it is the right of the people to alter or to abolish it, and to institute new government, laying its foundation on such principles and organizing its powers in such form, as to them shall seem most likely to effect their safety and happiness."
The Declaration of Independence created America, the Constitution merely created that necessary evil known as government. I see no reason whatsoever to commemorate, much less celebrate, the foundational document of our government, it imparts a dangerous respect and honor no government deserves. Never forget that they are our servants and we their masters, for I can assure you they have forgotten.