"We hold these Truths to be self-evident,that all men are created equal, that they are endowed, by their creator, with certain unalienable Rights, that among these are
Life, Liberty, and the Pursuit of Happiness.
"That to secure these Rights, Governments are instituted among men,
deriving their just Powers from the Consent of the Governed,
that whenever any Form of Government becomes destructive of these Ends,
the Right of the People
to alter or abolish it, and to institute new Government,
laying its Foundation on such Principles, and organizing its Powers in such Form,
as to them shall seem most likely to effect their
Safety and Happiness."
Let's celebrate those independent, brave words because they embrace the power of choice. I'm choosing not to participate in the American Community Survey. That's one choice and it is personal because, if for no other reason, My Pursuit of Happiness is seriously impaired. (This is taking up a lot of my time because Blogger can be infuriating and I'm a newbie. Every single facet of the ACS disturbs me— the justification, funding, questions, methods, conclusions, partisan bickering, and the whole-hearted support of everyone except the brave puny few who post here or might be reading this.
Wouldn't it be nice if today was part of Independence Holiday Weekend instead of a Tuesday that feels somewhat like a Sunday. Independence is a thoughtful word like memorial, thanksgiving, and labor. Wonder if anyone thinks about presidents on Presidents Day? Mid-July sounds good to me. People spend more money on 3-day weekends and I don't need the Census Bureau to tell me that.
HAPPY INDEPENDENCE DAY !