Friday, July 4, 2008

We The People

I want to wish all of my fellow Americans a Happy 4th of July! : )

While we all are enjoying sleeping late, and having BBQs, lets remember what a great country we live in.

If you are like me, lately, you have been somewhat disenchanted with politicians, and governmental policies.

But, when it comes down to it…America was not birthed by politics, and policies, the country was founded by PEOPLE. We, as citizens, have the ability to change, mold, expand, and improve on what already exists. Our numbers, overwhelm those in our government, and WE have the ability to vote for who WE want speaking for us. I’m not an anarchist, by any means, but I do believe the PEOPLE have the power. We just have to use it.

Right after 9/11, Americans were connected with one another. Shock and grief united us; we shared a common bond.

Well, folks we should not wait for another tragedy to happen for us to come together. Let’s realize that most of us have the same basic values, and ideas about how this country should work, so let’s stop being divisive with each other, and come together for good!

Now, I want to share a story about a cool teenager in Chicago. Below is text taken from here:

ELK GROVE VILLAGE, Ill. - Retired Air Force Sgt. Mark Evans wanted to send a taste of Chicago to troops in Afghanistan and Iraq.

So he's doing it deep-dish pizza-style.

The Elk Grove Village man has arranged for thousands of pizzas to be frozen, packed in dry ice and shipped to the Middle East in time for the Fourth of July. His 16-year-old son, Kent, came up with the idea.

"I think it's good for them. They're in too good of shape," he joked.

Evans said DHL Global has volunteered to ship the pizzas that Lou Malnati's Pizzeria offered at a special rate. He hopes to get as many as 3,000 pizzas to the troops with the "Pizzas 4 Patriots" program.

"It's saying 'here's a taste of home,'" Lou Malnati's spokeswoman Mindy Kaplan said.

But Kaplan suspects there might be some soldiers who won't feel that way.

"Maybe New Yorkers won't like it so much," Kaplan said.

Here is a video about the father, and son team!

Have a great 4th everyone! :)


Jenny said...

Happy 4th to you! Nice post. :-)

Hemanth Potluri said...

Happy 4th of july and good to know abt the father and son..


A New Yorker said...

Nice story!!!!

Arv said...

Nice one mate... nothing beats the home cuisine :)

Jessica said...

Hi…nice to see you! Hope you had a great 4th. :)

Thanks! :D

I know, I thought it was cool.

Hey Arv! :)
You said it…it’s always nice to eat something familiar…it helps beat homesickness.