Today, most of us in America will take it easy, maybe watch a hometown parade, fire up the outdoor grill, and/or go to the local baseball field in the evening to watch the fireworks. From where this writer lives in south Arlington, just west of the Pentagon, it is possible to walk down the main drag and join the huddled masses yearning to view the pyrotechnic display across the Potomac on the Mall. In a moment of respite from that revelry, Ed Morrisey of Hot Air explains some often-overlooked aspects of the Declaration of Independence. In the meantime, whatever you may think of whomever is running for whatever, we here at mwbh want to remind the viewing public of that which is good about America. Many in the rest of the world say they hate us, even as they would do anything to live here. Who can explain it?
The answer comes from no less than The Duke himself. John Wayne breaks it down for us in this video tribute.