The 4th of July--a hard earned celebration of our nation's journey to freedom.
I can't imagine what it must have been like to risk everything--everything!--to escape religious and political repression. To venture off into the unknown never to return again. To put your family at risk.
Would we have survived the voyage?
Would we have succumbed to disease? To starvation? Would my children have survived?
Would I have been willing to fight for it?
To die for it? Because that's what has taken throughout our history...again and again...to win this pleasant, easy-going holiday for us.
If I had lived back then, would I have taken the risk? Would you?