From afar, sitting just outside the Swedish capital, the voices of the USA sound like a not so united set of states. Part of that may be the din of the media, or the louder voices seeming to dominant the airwaves.
Regardless, today is a good one to remind ourselves the things that bind us together. Not only our nation, and language, but our shared history of weaving discord and rancor into a rich tapestry binding us ever closer.
It seems most often that we find the thread which holds us together when we discard, if only for a while, our particular ideology or politics.
We all want our nation to remain great. We want to live in safety and prosperity. We hope that our children and friends will make it home safe, and that nobody will be telling us someone we value is gone.
Amidst all the discussion on how we want to go about things, most of us desire the same destination. If we focus on the destination and work toward common methods of getting there we are much more likely to succeed than if we begin wedged in our "trench".
Our freedom of speech ought best be used to find our commonality and community. Our strength is our brand. Our brand is our name. We are the United States of America.
Have a safe 4th of July.