So, What Are We Going to Do on Thursday, July 4th?Submitted by begintowin on Sun, 06/30/2013 - 23:53
I mean, what are we REALLY going to do for our fellow Americans?
Here's what I think we can't do:
1. Demonstrate on public property (e.g., government buildings, schools, parks, etc. ) Risky and potentially will draw attention from blue men with bad breath wheeling cudgels.
2. Using something that creates a spontaneous shock wave, no matter how small the amount of energy released (no need to elaborate on this).
3. Noise making public displays with bullhorns, air horns, etc. This sounds threatening and annoys people.
4. Groups of people (at least two) singing freedom songs. Nah, too wussy for me.
Hmmm, what to do, what to do.
I have an idea but let me digress for a moment.
You know what's great about the simple hotdog? It's the variety of stuff you can do with it. Besides grilling, frying or boiling them, you can add all kinds of different condiments on top. It is a great American food tradition because of the variety of options that are available. Anybody can have their hotdog the way they like it.
To my point, another American tradition is lighter than air balloons. You know, the kind you can buy at the dollar store and fill them up with a lighter than air gas and watch them float high into the sky. You don't need a license to buy them, they're not regulated by the FAA, they come in a variety of colors and they can fly for hundreds of feet upward.
Now a liberty minded person could attach any number of things to the string that connects to the balloon. You can draw or write anything on the surface of the balloon as well. It is a very simple but versatile amusement and everybody likes them. Who doesn't take a moment to look up at a balloon?
I've decided I'm going to fly a balloon on July 4. I going to write some clever words on a piece of paper ("Let's renew the Declaration of Independence"), attach it the string and let 'er go. I'll watch my little voice of freedom ascend into the heavens over America.
Maybe my balloon will meet other balloons. Maybe, thousands of them all demanding their independence from tyranny.
My voice will be seen, my words will be read and freedom loving Americans will know they are not alone.