The opposite of independence is dependence, and the Fourth of July is a good time to sit back and take a look at your life.
Just for a moment, pretend you won a U.S. $50,000 first-class trip around the world. And there is only one proviso: You must leave tomorrow.
Now make a list of what you need to do to leave.
This is the list of your dependencies, the things that rob you of the freedom and independence you so deeply cherish.
What are you fighting for today, independence or ways to give away your freedom?
I always have an up to date passport the rest I can pack up in a 1/2 an hour, to the bank and get some cash and I'm ready to go.
If I forget anything I'll buy it wherever.
As for fighting for my or any other American's freedom, been there, done that.
Unfortunately there are a lot of people around who don't deserve what they have and too many have died or been messed up defending even those who don't cherish or deserve it.
Oh well, Happy 4th and all those holidays.
Semper Fi to all USMC !!