For reasons I can’t really explain, this July 4th of 2017, carries a deeper significance for me. Many of the reasons are political, of course, as this country is embroiled in controversy over what America is or should be, whether these States are truly United. I wonder whether we’ve reached the point where controversy and noise are just a symptom of what is actually an existential battle for the very life of America? Is there a winner in that? Or should I ask, is there an American winner in that?
I’ve been reading a lot of books about the philosophies of the Founders. There were divided philosophies even then. But the divisions were on course of action ….how to achieve the USA….not divisions of philosophy on creating it or the ideals the new republic would strive to uphold. That’s what I’ll be thinking about on this July 4th.