HAPPY FOURTH to ALL!
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|Fri, 07-04-2014 - 10:48am|
I hereby revoke your honourary Canadian status & allow you to return to your American citizenship, as today is the day you want to celebrate your own country's birthday. Your country is older than mine, more heavily populated than mine & considered the world's one remaining SuperPower. It's a title that comes with responsibilities that must weigh heavily on the shoulders of those with young men & women in your armed forces for those oppressed or in trouble often cry for help from the USA.
We, in Canada, often hear & see news about those who live south of our borders. We learn what is happening there-probably more than we do about any other area in the world. I heard the other day that while President Obama isn't one to use the codes for security alerts the way his predeccor did (we were constantly bombarded with Code Orange or Code Red under President GW Bush)-he must still remain aware of the dangers. And we also know how much our 2 leaders like (or don't)one another-how friendly they really are (or aren't).
So enjoy today to celebrate your national pride-yours is a country that often stands alone on its principles & must make decisions that affect others outside its borders. I am a proud Canadian who lives very close to the border-& watches your country & its people too. Outwardly, there isn't a lot of difference-but inwardly there seems to be some differences in a lot of us. And those differences are what make us good friends.
Happy Fourth of July to all of you!