Friday, June 30, 2006

Because I'm All About the Guitar: Patiotic Weekend

God has blessed us indeed. I pray that he continues to do so.

We live in tumultuous times, but our founding fathers had it pretty rough as well. Somehow these guys overcame biting, scathing differences of vision about how this country should even come into existence and then they had to stand on this shaky, newly established idea of independence and fight what was at the time the greatest power on Earth to defend it.

They had to overcome wars of ideology, backstabbing and vitriol to produce what many have called the greatest political document ever created: The Constitution. Still, there was much divisiveness among our leaders that eventually led to a duel that ended the life of one of our young country's brightest lights.

The Chinese have a saying: May you live in interesting times. Well, we do. Take it for what it's worth, I guess, but every historical, defining period has plenty of drama. We'll make it through because that's what we do.

'Cause we're the land of the free and the home of the brave, baby:

Hope you all have a great Fourth of July weekend. You'd think gov't employees, out of anyone, would have Monday off, but no. I have to work Monday. What a sham.

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