There’s no way I would pass on an opportunity to observe a 4th of July. No way.
But it’s also true that it feels different this year.
It’s felt different for me and a whole lot of other patriots for the last three times the 4th has come around. And it certainly does now in 2020.
It’s not the same joyful celebration while our president is working as hard as he can to strangle Lady Liberty.
And that’s made worse by the fact that he’s been engaged in this hateful and dark undertaking for almost four years now. And our democracy is hanging by a thread.
I am hopeful that our Republic will see better days. I’m cautiously optimistic that the pall that has been cast over our Country will be lifted by the next time we celebrate.
I’m praying and working and contributing to increase the chances that it will.
Happy 4th to everyone.
“Bulldog Ben” Basile
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