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How Might We Best Observe The Fourth Of July In A Hopeful And Patriotic Way?

The Fourth of July is almost here.

How can we best observe the holiday in a hopeful and patriotic way.

Here are some thoughts—

* Please treat working people well over the holiday. Anybody working the Fourth is working a holiday. If you were working a holiday, you would expect to be paid at a time-and-a-half rate. We all have the option of treating fellow working people the same way we would like to be treated.

* Please drive safely. Houston and everyplace in this nation is filled with crazy drivers who will ruin your life over nothing.

* Take some time over the holiday to learn some of our shared history. Here is a link to Fourth of July book suggestions. Here is a link to the Declaration of Independence at the National Archives.

* Take the time over the holiday to engage in some form of activism to out forth your view of a more perfect union. Every Texan and every American has the ability to attend a public meeting, attend or organize a protest, write or call an elected official, talk to friends and family, start a blog, donate money, write a letter to the editor, volunteer for candidates and causes, engage in acts of civil disobedience, and to run for public office.

What could be more patriotic than treating each other well, learning something, and acting on our beliefs?

Here is a link to Fourth of July events in the Houston area.

Please have a nice holiday.

July 1, 2012 - Posted by | Uncategorized

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