No doubt there are a lot of people having a very happy and mellow (and for some, lubricated) holiday. For others, not so fortunate, not so blessed.
More than one wise person has told us that our nation, mightiest in the history of the world, will never fall from without, we will be taken down from within, by our own doing, our own neglectful compliance with ignorance and inattention. Never has our nation been more susceptible to falling than it is now.
Our society's most powerful and trusted political leaders have betrayed us time and again. Iraq, Plamegate, the Patriot Act, revocation of habeas corpus, politicizing the Department of Justice and the Constitution of the United States of America. Who stands up for what is right, for democracy for the freedom to protest vs. who stands with the money?
My heart today is with all Americans and especially with those serving overseas. My hope is that a change is coming, a change that will restore the democracy that has made this nation the envy of the world.