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CCXLVI. Oh, and XXVI, 2!

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Ah, facts.  Long before our current president, we weren’t always meticulous about dates and facts.   After all, we did decide to use 4 July 1776  as the date we proclaimed our independence from Britain.  Even if the Declaration of Independence was issued two or three days earlier.  And, that means we celebrate our Freedom 241 years later today.  (Thankfully, it is not among those days that Congress, in its infinite wisdom [read as stupidity], elected to move to Mondays, affording a longer weekend. )  We celebrate the day with fireworks, with going to the beach, with barbeques, and with get-togethers.

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Whether or not the Declaration of Independence was issued on 4 July 1776, we have decided to codify that date.  And, that means we celebrate our freedoms on that day- today.  (Thankfully, it is not among those days that Congress, in its infinite wisdom [read as stupidity], elected to move to Mondays, affording a longer weekend.)  We celebrate the day with fireworks, with going to the beach, with barbeques, and with get-togethers.

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