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Happy Independence Day America. What an oxymoron that is.

Happy Independence Day America. What an oxymoron that is.

Happy Independence Day America. What an oxymoron that is.

Happy Independence Day. Really? Independent from what?

I wanted to wait until after everyone celebrated the Fourth of July before I typed these thoughts of mine concerning the celebration of our Nation’s “independence”. I never say “Happy Independence Day” to anyone anymore prior to the 4th of July. When I was in a younger man's clothes, I used to. I think the holiday reference is archaic, historic and hypocritical at best. “How dare you”, you might quickly respond to this statement. But hear me out for a moment. Loan me your ears (I’ll give them back when we’re done:0) ) as you think about and contemplate what I am going to suggest in the next few moments together over the paragraphs we will share.

Statue of Liberty-A

Statue of Liberty-A

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