Happy Independence Day!
In case I've failed to mention it before, I'm one of those slap happy, flag waving, patriotic Americans. I can't help myself. It's a genetic trait passed down by my slap happy, flag waving, patriotic parents.
Who inherited it from theirs...
Who inherited it from...
Well, you get the picture.
That's why I got very excited when I heard about a movement to celebrate the document that inspired the day. You know the one, it's the one that starts out, "When in the course of human events..."
The challenge is simple. Just gather the family and friends together from your celebrations today, and collectively read the Declaration of Independence. If you don't have a copy, you can find it online.
Now, the way you read it is all up to you.
You can choose a reader, or pass it around. You can get the family to chime in with some periodic shouts of, "Huzzah!" if that's your cup of Boston tea.
Just do it.
After all, celebrating Independence Day without reading the Declaration is kind of like having birthday party, and forgetting to invite the guest of honor.
Anyone else in?