It’s easy to look for things to bemoan. There are plenty. But today, on the 5th of July, I’m interested in thinking about some things to celebrate.
- Freedom of religion.
- Freedom of speech.
- Natural beauty.
- The vitality and hope of its young people.
- Its size. Driving across it is an amazing experience.
- Institutions that have lasted for over 225 years. Creaking at times, but still more or less functional.
- The right to vote.
- Its public libraries.
- Energy and hope of its people – immigrant, entrepreneurial, creative. People keeping coming here, keep starting businesses, keep writing books and making art.