Happy Independence Day, to my fellow Americans.
The freedoms & ideals my country was founded on are worth celebrating, and defending, even if we haven’t always lived up to those ideals.
The truth is, no country is perfect, because countries are made up of people, and people collectively are flawed. Even so, I will never hate my country, nor teach my son to hate it, and it grieves my heart that there are some citizens who do.
We should be coming together to make the country ever better, instead of tearing it down.