236 years ago today, the Declaration of Independence was adopted by the Continental Congress…after defeating an amendment to name the new country, “Cool Dude Nation”.
In this era of hyper-partisanship and corporate-owned politicians, it may seem almost surreal to think back to the founding of America and the shared goals Americans shared then…though I’m sure there must have been some Earl Grey Tea Party members who insisted that all regulations against England dominating America should be removed and freedom will trickle down to Americans.
So today, we celebrate our nation’s independence from the domination of the greedy, religiously-driven, war loving, super-wealthy and anti-democratic tyrants. Good thing that’s all behind us now!
Share your thoughts, quotes, graphics, videos and/or music that celebrate independence, freedom and America!
Liberty is Too Precious a Thing – Mr. Smith Goes to Washington
All Men Are Created Equal – To Kill a Mocking Bird
America – Simon and Garfunkel
American Girl – Tom Petty and the Heartbreakers
American Woman – Lenny Kravitz
American Idiot – Green Day
Rocking in the Free World – Neil Young