Happy Independence Day

We live in arguably the greatest nation in the history of the world. That may sound like over-the-top patriotic boosterism during this Independence Day week, but the facts are on my side. Statistically, Americans are the most innovative and productive people on earth and among the most free.

My hopes for you over Independence Day are that you’ll unplug from the negative news, thank a veteran or current member of the armed services for their service, hug and enjoy your loved ones and be safe.

And maybe reflect upon what it means to be an American. The values and institutions that make us the ‘beacon on the hill’ are worth celebrating and preserving.