....the older I get, the more I seem to dislike the 4th of July. Read real American history. We did well to disregard the rule of England. Unfortunately, our brothers and sisters of Scotland and Ireland will be voting soon to disregard when it should have been much sooner. Nonetheless, though we fought for freedom and created a grand country in our own right, we did all of it off the back of slavery and genocide. Now, we continue to squander our own gifts and be hypocritical of those that want better for themselves. I love my country. We represent some of the best the world has to offer, but we need better self reflection and mediation on how we got here and where we should go.