While we usually reserve open comment threads for days filled with Bulldog athletics or World Cup soccer, 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 east Georgia to form the more perfect independent republic of Camakistan, we salute you.
Here's to living in a country where we're free to hate Auburn, Florida, or both, to eat entirely too much barbecue, to prefer the power-I to the West Coast offense, and to use or not use the oxford comma as we so choose. God bless America.
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.