While we usually reserve open comment threads for days filled with Bulldog athletics, it has become tradition around these parts to have a thread devoted to this most patriotic of days. So whether you're grilling with friends, watching fireworks, or planning to legally separate yourself from your neighbors in south Georgia to form the independent republic of Ocillastan, we salute you.
Here's to living in a country where we're free to say bad things about Steve Spurrier, eat entirely too much barbecue, and use or not use the oxford comma as we damn well please. God bless America.
Feel free to talk amongst yourselves about baseball, apple pie, Urban Meyer allegedly ratting out his former assistants for minor recruiting violations that may not have even happened, or whatever else makes you feel even freer. And remember:
When in the Course of human events, it becomes necessary for one people to dissolve the political bands which have connected them with another, and to assume among the powers of the earth, the separate and equal station to which the Laws of Nature and of Nature's God entitle them, a decent respect to the opinions of mankind requires that they should declare the causes which impel them to the separation.
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