Saturday, July 02, 2005

Happy Independence Day

Okay, here's where I get my iconoclast card punched. Instead of two days hence, we should be celebrating today, July 2nd, as our independence day.

On this day in 1776, the Congressional Congress voted that the colonies should be independent from Great Britain. I consider this vote to be the important one, the one that should be celebrated; not the one two days later agreeing to the specific wording of the Declaration of Independence, nor the date in August when the Declaration was signed.

So everybody,
Happy Independence Day

(and for my friends still living in the mother country - no hard feelings)


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