Tomorrow we will celebrate the courage and foresight of our forefathers who declared the 13 colonies' independence from our colonial masters 237 years ago, and created a new nation.
Today it's hard to believe that fighting the war that ensued was not the only part of this that required courage. Just as scary was setting up a new government whose leaders would be chosen by the people. A government of the people, by the people, and for the people. No country had ever tried letting people govern themselves.
It's worked pretty well so far, but we must never let our guard down. Our's is a government for all the people. Corporations are not people. Not even close. Corporations, by definition, care only about their bottom line, not the welfare of our nation and it's people. Is that so hard to understand?