In "On This Independence Day, Another Revolution at Hand," rock legend Ted Nugent makes some bold declarations at Human Events:
Thomas Jefferson would be shocked and appalled if he could see what America has done to this grand experiment since he drafted the Declaration of Independence. On this 2011 Independence Day, Jefferson would not be celebrating our independence, but rather encouraging Americans to revolt once again.
America has compromised the Founding Fathers' dreams of a limited federal government for a centralized federal government that is bloated, grossly ineffective, putridly expansive, irresponsible, tremendously expensive, and soullessly bureaucratisc.
Our federal government is more burdensome, costly and controlling than the British government of King George 275 years ago, the very beast that our Founding Fathers took up arms against and fired a freedom shot that was heard around the world....
UPDATE1: Old and busted: President Obama ships bust of Winston Churchill back to England. New hotness: Former Secretary of State, Dr. Condoleezza Rice, represents the USA at the unveiling of a 10-foot statue of President Ronald Reagan in London.
UPDATE2: On the strength of a Harvard study that sees a correlation between rainless Fourth of July celebrations and the likelihood of kids turning into Republicans, I joined the Independence Day parade in Monument, CO for the children.