:: Friday, June 30, 2006 ::
Hitting the road for the holiday so I thought I would leave you with a little light reading material [this oughtta keep em busy -ed.].
If you've never read them, now might be a good time to acquaint yourself with the Federalist Papers. There's only 85 of them so when Aunt Betty starts moanin' about her bowels, excuse yourself politely and settle in with Madison and Hamilton as they craft the extraordinary political structure of the United States of America out of thin air. When you've finished that off, print out your very own, high-resolution copy of Constitution of The United States and stick it on the fridge with an American flag magnet. Maybe somebody will actually read a few lines of it while sipping on a beer.
Of course, it certainly wouldn't be Independence Day without a Declaration of Independence [boy the founders were smaaaart; they thought of everything!] Dang, this thing's jam-packed with self-evident truths and unalienable rights. Jefferson's quill was smokin' hot!
And finally, after you've blown-off a couple a hundred bucks worth of fireworks and the oohs and aahs have subsided, take a quick peek at the Bill of Rights and thank your God-damned lucky stars that you were blessed with such brilliant founding fathers; it's simply unimaginable to ponder what America would look like if the present group of venal, grasping, lackluster morons in Washington were faced with the same intractible task. Parish the thought.
OK; I'm loadin' the wagon with yard-beer, hot dogs, American flags, fireworks and my rifle [gonna do a little plinkin' on Byron's farm]. Happy Independence Day to everybody who has it.
Sorta related: A little refresher-course on recent American History.
:: Max 10:30 AM [+] ::