July 4th has become a day of showing your support for, and dependance on, the government.
Celebration of our freedom!
The men who fought for us and our independence? Yes
Nope. It's America's 237th Birthday !!
I don't understand why you can't separate country and government.
I just can't, they're one thing. A country isn't a country without its government. Otherwise it's just dirt. Should I be proud of the dirt?
It's not just the dirt it's the people on the dirt with whom we share a common bond.
Most of these people want to control me, why should I take some obscene pleasure in that?
And the only thing we have in common, is government. Otherwise why don't you feel that same "bond" with Canadians and Mexicans?
That's how democracy works Rebel, you honestly think an independent Minnesota would be any different? No it's the nationhood that connects us not the government, there is a difference between a nation and a government.
A country is the group of people living in a certain area.
The government is the group of people who prey on them, demand their loyalty, kidnap, enslave, and control them - while claiming to do so for their benefit.
Couldn't agree more nut
I'm celebrating the sacrifices that our Founding Fathers endured to give us a free country. I'll celebrate more when we get back what we've lost.
Still waiting on that email friend
I sent it to the address you gave me. Are you sure that the address is right?
Yeah, try firstname.lastname@example.org
Just sent it.
For getting drunk and blowing shit up - or so it seems.
No I do not support nor depend on the gov't. This holiday doesn't mean I believe in either.
It seems like a very nationalistic day
For many it is. In my case, and some others I'm sure, not so much.
Any follow up?
I did that on purpose.
I don't really celebrate Independence Day. I recognize it and what it stood for. Our day when we told a tyrant to kiss our collective asses. I love this country, but not this government so much. I believe it will get better.
I have a hard time separating the two in my mind. With a "government", a "country" doesn't really exist. It's just land then.
So rebel—if your desire for no gov't was appeased and the system demolished, then would that "state" of land not be considered a country? Just land?
I could get on board with a similar form of representative democracy at the state level. I feel the federal system does more harm than good. I'd like to see this nation divided into 50 or more sovereign nations that would coexist peacefully.