Here we are again: Independence Day!
The future of the Republic is perhaps more uncertain than it has been at any time since the Civil War. To quote one insightful observer:
More than at any other time in history, mankind faces a crossroads. One path leads to despair and utter hopelessness. The other, to total extinction. Let us pray we have the wisdom to choose correctly.
That doesn’t mean we can’t enjoy ourselves in the meanwhile, though. Our annual parade here in Wellfleet was, comfortingly, just the same as always: everything a small-town Independence Day celebration ought to be.
Raise a glass to the great American experiment; let us hope it can still be saved.