Friday, July 3, 2015

We the People

Happy Fourth of July from Bicycle Stories.

To me, Independence Day is spelled out pretty easily in three little words.

We the People

It's right there in the intro of our nation's Constitution, our country's blueprint.

I realize people will be referring to freedoms and liberties today.

But I adore those three little words.

We the People.

And what a we our nation has become.

Our nation's founders had the outrageous audacity to create a country where now the heritage, religious, racial backgrounds of our collective we are the most diverse of any nation on earth.

It takes a lot of balls to create a country where people with so many different backgrounds are jumbled together.

Nobody tried that one before.

Sure, our we have our conflicts.  What family doesn't?

But today, I celebrate America by celebrating its essence traced back to the we of the preamble of the U.S. Constitution -- its beautiful spectrum of diverse people living under a single flag.

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