Okay, now that I've grieved for America and prayed for America, it is time to celebrate. It still may be a screwy country with problems politically and morally, etc, but it is still the best country on the planet! We may not have it all together (or even close!), but when I take a look around the world, things are falling apart in much bigger ways. I am very thankful that we do have a democracy that works, an economy that is stable (especially compared to globally) and a culture that has laws to hold things together. There are many things I'd change if I could, but then again, I bet there always have been as long as we've been a country.
So, let us celebrate our Independence Day with not a blind adoration for a country, nor a cynical view of the world. Instead, let us thank God that we have the freedoms we do and keep fighting to make sure they continue. May we continue to turn towards Him, fuel love towards each other, and may God bless America!