Today is the Fourth of July, or, as it is known in the USA, Independence Day. It is a commemoration not just of the historical event of our declaration of freedom from Britain, but also of all things that make America great.
But this year, we found ourselves challenged to maintain that patriotic spirit. With a fledging president, an economy in turmoil, and a chaotic environment, this nation has rarely seen such turbulent times. I think it therefore appropriate that we do away with frivolity and observe this occasion with the solemnity it is due: