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Pleading the Fifth, on the Fourth

"Happy 4th of July." What does that mean? The phrase comes easily but holds very little meaning when said in modern times I think. What makes it different from any other holiday? It would be beneficial to revisit the history books and evaluate how we are continuing to keep this country great, and our freedoms and independence intact. Other than the armed forces I'd argue we are not doing enough as citizens. I recently read a great piece by Dan Pearce (of the blog Single Dad Laughing), America & My Struggle to Feel Proud , and it struck a nerve and also helped ease my guilt on the subject. My version of the story is somewhat different as I haven't lived in the USA for the past twenty-seven years, but my love of home never dissipated. The majority of my family work and live in the USA. I have grown sad and felt kind of helpless with regards to what's happening, and how the USA is being run. The recent situations with Edward Snowden and Bradley Mann