In his Fourth of July address to the nation President Obama says that America can live within its means while still investing in the future even if there are tough choices to be made. He states that both parties need to come together and through their love of the United States find solutions to the problems regarding the deficit even if they do not see eye to eye on everything.
There is not much more to add to this than to wish you all a truly happy and peaceful Fourth of July (click on document to enlarge).
Please use this as an open post.
This is a great documentary by John Wellington Ennis about his search for democracy in the USA. Well worth watching. These are the freedoms that need protecting.