Most of the outdoor traditions to celebrate this day (big outdoor picnics, parades, fireworks extravaganzas, beach parties, etc.) are locked out or down by the Corona Virus. Never mind the distraction at the base of Mt. Rushmore, we are straining to comply with the good health and safety practices to survive this pandemic. Last night I read the latest contribution from HCR (see below), and feel that she says it all, and no more is needed to absorb the solemn message and hope that was the basis for the founding of the United States of America. I felt so bad that I have been skating for free in passing on her works to you, that I felt compelled to sign up for a one year subscription to free myself a feeling of guilt. Supporting good writing, journalism, and your local newspaper is a step in the right direction to making things better for all of us. Stay informed and VOTE.
Fri, Jul 3, 8:34 PM (11 hours ago)
I do solemnly swear (or affirm) that I will faithfully execute the Office of President of the United States, and will to the best of my Ability, preserve, protect and defend the Constitution of the United States.