July 3, 2013
I am a big fan of America. Some days I think that I could have been born literally anywhere else and I thank god (or whoever) that I was born where I was. Argentina. Yes, Argentina but to two American citizens with a Certificate of Birth Abroad which is pretty much the same thing as being born in America.
We're not perfect. There are too many guns, our healthcare system sucks, our education system ranks a distant 53rd behind Turkmenistan* and there's that whole Freedom Fries thing, but we're pretty great too. People around the world grow up longing to be Americans. They cross oceans, take tests, learn languages just for the privilege of being a citizen. It is, quite simply, amazing that one country, one idea, one manifestation of freedom hold so much power over so many.
People in various pockets of the world are afraid to open their mouths and speak their minds. Not here. Look at me. I have a blog. I can say our leaders can blow me and Hot Pockets are the keys to salvation and no one besides the NSA gives a shit.
All this is a very longwinded way of saying Happy Fourth Of July.
Posted by Chris at July 3, 2013 7:31 AM
* I made that up.