Monday, July 04, 2005

The Great Experiment

Happy Independence Day folks! I do think a lot of people forget that the holiday isn't just the date it is celebrated on. To many, the fireworks represent Francis Scott Key's "bombs bursting in air" as they also stand for liberation from a monarchy.

I got done with my newsletter early today and went driving around to shop and view the fireworks. Of course, that's when I saw an idiot neighbor (literally only wearing shorts) walking along the wall behind his house that stands about 8 feet tall. Yes, he looked intoxicated but I'm not the type to ruin his fun. Over 200 years ago, soldiers fought for the freedom to create a new national destiny. It was a big risk. When asked what our nation had after signing the Constitution, Benjamin Franklin said, "A Republic, if you can keep it." It was the great experiment, a risk. Kind up like walking drunk and barefoot on an 8 foot tall wall... maybe with the added risk of being blindfolded. We celebrate risks like that.


RT said...

Happy (belated) Independence Day Martin! (Sorry, I was too busy celebrating and walking the wall to stop by yesterday.) :o)

Fred said...

Hi Martin - thanks for stopping by my blog. I'll be sure to visit yours and make some random comments!