So here we are celebrating the 4th of July. I use this day to reflect on the past and to wonder about the future.
The Declaration of Independence was actually signed on July 2nd. So even back in the very early days, there were delays for things to “get done.”
The declaration explicity noted several reason that “we” wanted our independence. It is worth the time to look it up and read the document. (It might make you wonder if we have come full circle.)
-Imposing taxes without our consent
– Cutting off trade with all parts of the world.
– Abolishing our most valuable laws
– Excited domestic insurrections amoungst us
Some of these things feel very recent