Like most holidays, I look upon celebrations on this day as a sick ironic joke. It doesn't take a rocket scientist to see that this country ain't the "Land of the Free" that it used to be. In fact, it's gone from the "Land of the Free and the Brave" to the "Land of the Sheepish, the Lazy, the Ignorant, and the Complacent"!
With the scheming politicians in Washington constantly thinking up new ways to bypass the Constitution and chip away more and more of our rights with corrupt legislation to appease their masters in Corporate America and the Banking Cartel, I see little reason for celebration. Our government has become infested with sociopaths and a majority of dickheads in this country have their heads too far up their asses to even care. There is no independence to celebrate here, for we are all pawns of the corporations and enslaved to the bank. Until the Federal Reserve Bank has been disbanded, the power of the corporations tremendously sheered, and strict term limits imposed on all elected officials to reduce the effects of cronyism the only thing I'll be raising every July 4th is my middle finger! There maybe no independence to celebrate, but I can certainly celebrate the spirit of defiance and civil disobedience!