This year’s Fourth of July celebration of the nation’s independence finds us at a cross roads.
We are veering left.
We are veering right.
The middle is losing its power and its essence.
The middle class has been bludgeoned and besieged.
For many Americans, just getting from week’s pay check to the next is given as a measure of survival.
Many of us want to take sides. Many of us are disinterested in the politics. Many more are disgusted.
On this 247th Fourth of July there is the palpable feeling that we nearly all question some aspects of our leadership in Washington, DC. And we question the ability of our government to respond to our needs and to our desires.
Many of us feel there is no leadership, that there is no heroism, and that the loyalty our leaders show is more to their fortunes and their paychecks than to the American people.
On the other hand, celebrating almost 250 years of American democracy is an achievement.Continue reading “The Fourth of July 2023”