We have a lot to celebrate this year as “With liberty and justice for ALL” has come a little closer to reality for more of us than ever before. Happy Birthday America!
To get this party started, a few light-hearted patriotic toasts …
“When you’re born, you get a ticket to the freak show. When you’re born in America, you get a front row seat.” ~ George Carlin
“The youth of America is their oldest tradition. It has been going on now for three hundred years.” ~ Oscar Wilde
“If our Founding Fathers wanted us to care about the rest of the world, they wouldn’t have declared their independence from it.” — Stephen Colbert
“Football combines the two worst things about America: it is violence punctuated by committee meetings.” ~ George Will
“Ninety eight percent of the adults in this country are decent, hardworking, honest Americans. It’s the other lousy two percent that get all the publicity. But then, we elected them.” ~ Lily Tomlin
And some tweets …
— One Love, All Equal (@OneLoveAllEqual) July 4, 2015
— msnbc (@msnbc) June 26, 2015
And something for the eyes and ears …
Katy Perry, Keri Hilson & Jennifer Nettles more than credibly cover Boogie Woogie Bugle Boy for the opening number of VH1 Divas Salute The Troops in 2010.
All American Boy by Steve Grand
Chita Rivera, the original Broadway Anita; Rita Moreno, the Oscar-winning movie Anita and the Divine Miss M sing ‘America’ from West Side Story at a 2014 benefit
While The Gay Men’s Chorus of Washington singing the National Anthem following the Supreme Court marriage equality ruling tugs at the heart strings…
Whitney Houston’s rendition of the Star Spangled Banner at the 1991 Super Bowl, only two weeks after Operation Desert Storm began, has been called “transcendent and important” by Capitol New York, adding “It’s a performance for the ages.” Happy Independence Day!
Previously: The Sword Celebrates July 4th