Happy Independence Day to my fellow Americans. We’re a motley crew of skewed and eff-ed up people, but we’re here. And we’re relatively free. And I certainly hope we’re grateful. We could be a hell of a lot worse off. Americans in general aren’t considered the best of people. We’ve hurt many, and helped only a few. But a good deal of us are trying. It’s not enough, but it’s something. I’m not proud of a lot of things we’ve done, but I am proud of the men who’ve died believing in us. They must have had a reason, and I’ll be patriotic for them. They’re dedication is enough for me.