Our nation has seen wondrous things happen in the last weeks. As we celebrate our Independence Day, it is a good time to reflect on the power of the people and the ability of our government to respond to its citizens. Those who have felt powerless now see the possibility of better days. Those who longed for equal rights to marriage or the comfort of health insurance can now be secure they are protected.
There is more to do, especially to end racism, but the past weeks give us renewed hope that change IS possible, that our system of government can work and that we, the people, once engaged and committed, can make the difference.
It does get better. America is beautiful. And there is much to celebrate on this year’s anniversary of our nation’s birth. Happy 4th of July!