07/6/19

The Militarization of Independence Day

Your Big Red Car was finishing his third all-beef, mustarded, and relished hot dog on a brioche bun of the holiday weekend when he noted a reporter decrying the “militarization of Independence Day.”

The thesis of the report was that the militarization of Independence Day was inappropriate. This thought was driven by the static display of American armor at the 4 July celebration on America’s national mall — the area from the US Capitol to the Washington Monument to the Lincoln Monument.

The immediate thought that crossed your Big Red Car’s transmission was: “What the Hell is this person talking about?”

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07/4/19

The Declaration of Independence

The Declaration of Independence of the United States of America was authored by a Virginian, Thomas Jefferson, and the “Committee of Five” in 17 days. It captures the essence of the Revolution that was now no longer to be a “rebellion” but a fight to the death or victory. It demands a reading.

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