I heard Ralph Peters on the radio yesterday. I like that guy. He can be a bit over the top and I think some of this linked column is that, but tis always worth a read.
Regarding the Fourth of July and the words of the Declaration of Independence and other great orations:
Unless etched in the blood of patriots, noble words evaporate.
Amen to that. Thank you to all who serve as we celebrate this Independence day once again!