Freedom is an awesome thing. Men and women have given their lives so that I can have an office, run a business, and walk down the street without the fear of getting shot (unless I run into someone that didn't get their loan because of me.) We have the richest poor people in the world. You and I (the average Joes in America) are among the top 1% of the wealthiest in the world. It's no wonder people are emmigrating here in droves.
I am grateful to all who serve and have served in the military - Army, Navy, Coast Guard, Air Force and Marines. Fathers, mothers, brothers, sisters, sons and daughters have given the ultimate sacrifice for our freedom. I don't take this for granted. My wife and my family can all have a relatively safe existence in this land.
Let us be grateful together, and celebrate this July 4th with joy, reverence, and with a deep sense of gratitude.
God Bless America!