Between sips of cola and ginger beer (among my family, it’s not an event without traditionally brewed ginger beer, sorrel and mauby) and brilliant firework displays there is always the touch of sadness. We are made painfully aware today of the unfulfilled parts of the “America promise”. Thousands of us are still unemployed. Others of us are still suffering from the storm-induced power outages…which is why this week’s Victoree is so late. Even now, electricity threatens to spasm into darkness, silence and heat at any time so I write between blackouts. Nothing shocks the senses of the information society into reality like suddenly being without communication.
Chances are there is very little job hunting going on other than “picnic networking” today. Just as is any other holiday, it is a good day indeed to make a few new friends and be a human networking hub site walking around with a plate of ribs and cole slaw.
However the national birthday passes, have a happy one. Here’s a little reminder of our freedoms as citizens of this great land. It includes the one that allows citizen journalists like yours truly to “call ’em as we see ’em”.
“…THE Conventions of a number of the States, having at the time of their adopting the Constitution, expressed a desire, in order to prevent misconstruction or abuse of its powers, that further declaratory and restrictive clauses should be added: And as extending the ground of public confidence in the Government, will best ensure the beneficent ends of its institution…” (read the entire text here)
May we always handle our freedom with responsibility and respect. Happy 4th.
- A Memorial Day Tribute – From Victoree (victoree.wordpress.com)
- Your Annual 4th of July Survival Guide (lifehacker.com)
- Happy 4th of July! (goss-coaching.com)
- Happy Birthday America (incaunipocrit.wordpress.com)