Happy Birthday America!

Happy Birthday America!

Today is for cookouts, fireworks and, most of all, celebrating freedom.

Today we honor the sacrifices made along the way. Some of us will work, others will help a family member or a friend, and many will be on guard on the front lines of our freedom.

The world will be watching as we celebrate. That’s because this grand experiment, flawed as it can be, is the best humanity has to offer. It’s time to embrace that independence.

“In the truest sense, freedom cannot be bestowed; it must be achieved,” said Franklin D. Roosevelt.

We’ve earned this day. We’ve fought for it and continue to do so. The headlines force us to be on guard.

The U.S. military has left Bagram Airfield, the epicenter of the war to oust the Taliban and hunt down al-Qaida terrorists.

Back home it’s defunding the police and political polarization. If you’re not left, you’re wrong.

That’s not what being free is all about.

They say it’s bad form to talk politics or religion at social gatherings, maybe that’s old thinking. Maybe it’s time to bring back a healthy debate about who we are as Americans. We’re not about hate, but opportunity.

Happy birthday, America.

We here at TNBD would like to wish every one of you a safe and  Happy 4th of July.



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