The 4th of July commemorates the day America declared independence from Britain. With fireworks and grilled food, we celebrate both independence and liberty.
Fans of America’s beloved libertarian, Ron Paul, have mixed responses to the day -- some funny, some jubilant, some mournful. As Mike Lawson says on Daily Paul:
“The 4th of July is sad day because it should mean something but it doesn't anymore ... All over America, licensed drivers and their legal spouses will leave their heavily taxed homes and travel in their government-approved vehicles to government-owned parks to watch licensed technicians launch regulated pyrotechnics into the air; as long as they make it through the security checkpoint. And call it a celebration of freedom! I saw a sign today that said, "Land of the Free because of The Brave" and I thought, we are no longer either free or brave as a nation. We subject ourselves to laws that infringe every right God ever gave us and surrender our freedom BECAUSE of fear.”
Here are some of the best libertarian responses from around the web on July 4.
Pretty sure Optimus Prime is Ron Paul in robot form. #Freedom— Derek Hunter (@DHunt_) July 4, 2012
Spending my 4th of July Eve celebrating the country by reading a book written by the one and only Ron Paul— Bradley Trousdale (@bingripbrad7) July 4, 2012
Not sure why I keep getting Ron Paul fans following me. The guy is about as 'libertarian' as Mussolini. #wacko— Pygmy Panther ?_? (@pygmypanther) July 4, 2012