I wanted to post a song for Independence Day--this is my favorite version of my favorite patriotic song. The video I can take or leave, but it is done well enough and has nothing I find objectionable.
For all my bitching about what is wrong with it, I truly love my country. Some may consider that "statist" or overly nationalistic--in a non-European (i.e., non-racist) sense--and to them I say, so be it. The United States of America was founded in the principle of liberty and the application of that liberty--however cruelly imperfect throughout most of our history--has made us the freest, richest and most fortunate nation the world has ever seen.
Have a safe and happy 4th.