Two Hundred and Thirty years ago our founding fathers made a declaration that ought to have made permanent in our national character the notion that freedom is more important than safety. Today there will be those who will bask in the flag waving and use the words "freedom" and "liberty" as buzzwords. The implication, I guess, is that they are no longer anything more. Fuck those jerks. They may not ever get their just deserts, but with any luck they'll die knowing exactly how history will view them.
Anyways, for my money, there is only one song that really works on the fourth, and it isn't the National Anthem. Regrettably it's attached to a clumsy arrangement of images gathered from the internet intended to evoke feelings of patriotism that, quite frankly don't exist at all if you don't feel them while listening to this song. So enjoy and Happy Fourth of July
Rest in Peace Ray Charles