As Americans, we were always taught that independence meant freedom. Sadly, IMO, there is very little of either in today's Amerika. Every single thing we do, say, and think, is directly or indirectly regulated by the govt. As a school kid growing up in Brooklyn, i was taught those things couldn't happen in my "free" country. We were taught that wars had been fought, and millions of brave Americans had given their lives to make sure we kept those freedoms and liberties, and for much of my life that was the case. So what has happened?
So here we are on July 4th in 2013 America. We have our brave and dedicated warriors fighting all over the middle east for, well, i'm not quite sure what they're fight for and i don't believe they know either. We have some of the worlds most dangerous nations looking at us like a dog looks at a steak. We have a Kenyan-born Marxist Muslim sitting in the Oval Office who sees We The People as nothing more than worker ants who's job is to pay for the multimillion dollars vacations he, and his fat-assed, racist, anti-American wife take every few weeks. We have a congress that is as corrupt and incompetent as any political body, in any 3rd world country. We have a supreme court that sees itself as some kind of "supreme deity". And, we have a population that is the weakest, most gullible, and by far, the dumbest this nation has ever produced. What could possibly go wrong?
Oh, we do have something else. We have (armed Russian combat troops) coming here to keep us calm, quiet, and "under control"......... Enjoy your "independence"...