I am grateful for this country that we live in. There are so many places in the world even as I write this post where overt injustice, vicious oppression, or violence by gangs are the laws of the land. We have the privilege to live in a country–whose freedom is fought for by our brave soldiers, sailors and Marines–where we can live the lives we want and worship God according to the dictates of our tradition and conscience rather than having religion or atheism imposed on us from a powerful few at the top (e.g. Iran, North Korea, Soviet Union).
May everyone find joy in remembering our Freedom that came to us on the backs of countless American military who have given so much to keep us safe and happy.
Happy 4th of July.
Jason Berman, PhD