Archive | July, 2011

Happy birthday, America

6 Jul

Happy (late) 4th, everyone! And hey, America, this one’s for you.

I’m not always sure how I feel about the 4th of July. While I’m very grateful that I was born in this country, and I strongly value the opportunities and freedoms that come along with my little blue passport (and the accompanying citizenship), I’m somewhat uncomfortable with the over-the-top, we’re-number-one patriotism that sometimes comes out on the 4th. How about “We’re pretty great, and other countries are too!” or “I’m so glad I can vote, and I think everyone else should be able to do the same!” No?

In any case, happy birthday, America. You are pretty rad.