Wednesday, July 04, 2007

Independence Day

Birth of Old Glory
Edward Percy Moran

Seems like an appropriate day to talk about two of my pet peeves:

1) lack of respect for our flag.

Educate yourself today by reading about how to treat the flag. Here's a link. Hopefully there are no flag plates on the table today. Red, white, and blue, yes!


2) the misnomer *Revolutionary War* which was really the *War for Independence*.

Briefly and for the purposes of this post, the definition of *revolution* is the overthrow of one government and its replacement with another. I maintain that the colonists neither intended to overthrow the government of Britain nor replace it. To wit, England's form of government still operates. Back to the colonists - they simply wanted to be INDEPENDENT, to start their own nation.

Thanks for reading.

P S Ribs is what we're doing today.

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