Checking out a few things today and ran across the following:
"...John Adams wrote to his wife, Abigail, on July 3, 1776, about this day as follows: 'I am apt to believe that it will be celebrated by surrounding generations as the great anniversary festival. It ought to be commemorated as the day of deliverance by solemn acts of devotion to God Almighty. It ought to be solemnized with pomp and parade, with shows, games, sports, guns, bells, bonfires and illumination, from one end of this continent to the other; from this time forward forever.'"
The two things that jump out at me are first, the reference to God and how we appear to be running away from it or are being pushed away and second, the fact that the external activities are still being exercised with nary a negative word. Go figure.
We should be happy that even though many are trying to change and run from our original Constitution, that at least patriots still reign and as long as that is the case there is hope for the rest of it.
And hope is at the top of many priority lists--