We’re celebrating Independence Day here in the US. It’s a day for family, cook outs, ribs, fun, and fireworks. A bit of a shadow over the whole thing is that we’re seeing a lot of reports in the news recently about ramped up security in cities all over the country, trying to head off some kind of ‘lone wolf’ terrorist attack related to the holiday. That’s unfortunate.
This is the time for us to celebrate our freedom, who we are as a nation and a culture. If we change our plans out of fear, the bad guys win. I have a sneaking suspicion that there are those around the world who agree. So…ultimately I believe that hate doesn’t get to win. Love is too strong, and there are too many of us.
I’d like to invite everyone to celebrate the 4th of July, no matter where you are. Because all of us are thankful for independence.
On to the serenade. Here’s an oldie from John Cougar Mellencamp. I know, he hates the ‘Cougar’ but if you’re of a certain age, it is what it is. Is it just me or does anybody else hear a hint of the Ramones?
So tonight we’re gonna R.O.C.K. in the USA! Happy Saturday night!