I would just like to wish a happy Independence Day to all my friends and neighbors. While we’re celebrating, I hope we will all think about what it takes to achieve a society worthy of freeborn men and women. It takes getting informed and voting, and it takes resisting the deception of those who would take away our freedom with the promise of security — leaving us with neither in the end. There are plenty of people out there who would be happy to rule over you, including the socialists of the left and the corporatists of the right. Here’s hoping there are enough freedom-loving people left that our experiment in self-government can continue and even thrive. Happy 4th!