100 Words- July 3, 2015- On America’s Birthday

America is about to celebrate its two hundred and thirty-ninth birthday. There will be parades and fireworks (both sanctioned and illegal), and more political, platitudinous speeches than would be possible to count, if one wanted to count them, just among people running for President in the 2016 election. It’s a pathetic irony that all of them on the Republican ticket don’t understand the meaning of America as expressed in its Constitution, especially as it is expressed in the First Amendment.

Still, as witness the recent Supreme Court decisions on Obama Care and gay marriage, America can still surprise. There is Hope!


About elrondsilvermaul

I never know what to say about myself. I let what I write try to speak as to who I am. I can only add, here, that I am 72, live in a nursing home, am twenty years a cancer survivor, and identify as a gay male. I intend to use this blog as storage for poems? written over the long years (and still being written). This does not preclude other uses.
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