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On the Fourth of July, America’s Independence Day

Happy 4th of July! Happy 235th Birthday America!

I was having a conversation with a friend the other day about the cause of some of America’s problems.  It seems that in the age of “me, me, me” that we have forgotten how to become united, how to be a real country that believes in itself, in its people, and in its ideals.  So, today, on America’s birthday, I thought I would share a few quotes from a great president that really sum up how we should think and how we should interact so that we can move forward productively and positively:

“Ask not what your country can do for you; ask what you can do for your country”
– John F. Kennedy

And so that we can celebrate:

Yesterday, I read an article about the national anthem.  Apparently, there is a growing movement to change the national anthem to something that is easier to sing and to something that is not about a battle that few people know about (perhaps that is an issue that education could fix?).  Regardless, I’m a big fan of The Star Spangled Banner: