Friday, July 04, 2008

Stars and Stripes Forever


For readers here in the US, today is the day to salute all those who serve the cause of liberty. Let us not lose that spark lit 232 years ago, but keep it strong, cherish it always, and allow it to light our path.

So, when you and your partner casually wander away from the picnic today and into the woods to cut a fresh switch, stop for a moment to give thanks for all of the good things in our lives. Then you can lay down a nice set of stripes in honor of Old Glory.

Happy Independence Day!

11 comments :

Paul said...

Bonnie, hear hear, congratulations on this auspicious day.
Your message is valid for all who value freedom whether in the U S or elsewhere.
Warm hugs,
Paul.

Hermione said...

Bonnie, happy Independence Day. I hope you and Randy enjoy some 'fireworks'!

We in Canada gained our independence by simply waiting 300 years then signing a piece of paper!

Hugs,
Hermione

Eva said...

Happy 4th, Bonnie!!!!

Eva

sherryl said...

Happy fourth of July to Bonnie and to all the Spankers and Spankees. Have a safe, sane and a spanking good day.

Daisy said...

Happy Independence Day to all americans, haha, including those who have chosen to live in the country from which you celebrate independence!!!
God bless you all!
Hugssssssss xxxxxxxxxx

mthc said...

Happy 4th Bonnie..hope you get to enjoy some fireworks both inside and out!

Sherryl said...

Hey Bonnie would you accept a 232 birthday spanking for the U.S.? :-D

Al said...

Sorry, but the American people lost their spark of liberty when they voted in George W Bush.

Ivana said...

al, this is not a political blog, so if you want to spew your hate go to the Huffington Post or Moveon.org where it is welcome, but leave us spankos alone. I am thankful for a country that allows free speech. I have been on the other side and it was intolerable.

Sorry, Bonnie, I apologize if I have offended you or any of your wonderful readers.

Ivana

Bonnie said...

Everyone - I hope everyone in the US had a great holiday. For our many friends around the world, please forgive us this annual indulgence. For most of us, it's a time of parades, picnics, fireworks, and joining together with friends and family.

The post you see was cut down from a longer text that discussed my vision of a better America, a place of tolerance, generosity, wisdom, and civility. I decided, as Ivana correctly points out, that others talk politics far more effectively than I can.

Anon VII said...

Let's remember at this time not only the basic freedoms that we cherish along with all vanillas in creation but also the freedom to write to sites such as this, share our views, support each other, and so forth. Were it left up to certain elements among us, we'd be living in a theocratic state in which we'd post to this site at risk of job loss, a heavy fine, or perhaps even jail time, not to mention having our children taken by the state to be "raised right."

Anon VII

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