Independence. Freedom. Education.
This coming weekend we will celebrate America's independence from Great Britain, and our freedom as Americans. We'll have parties with family and friends. Backyard BBQs, fireworks, hot dogs and hamburgers will be a plenty and we'll dress ourselves and our kids in red, white & blue. We'll proudly fly and wave our flags, and maybe even drink a little too much.
When you think of all the freedoms we have as Americans, it can be quite enlightening in comparison to other countries in our world. I know...this isn't anything you don't already know.
Now, we're not professing to be accurate historians by any means, but just look at some of the freedoms ratified and granted by the Bill of Rights AFTER the Constitution was signed. We've got freedom of religion, freedom of speech, a free press, and free assembly; the right to keep and bear arms; freedom from unreasonable search and seizure, security in personal effects, and freedom from warrants issued without probable cause; indictment by a grand jury for any capital or "infamous crime"; guarantee of a speedy, public trial with an impartial jury; and prohibition of double jeopardy.
Is our country perfect? Not by any means.
Are our government officials always honest and upworthy citizens? No.
Are we healthier than some other nations? Yes.
Should we radically guard our freedoms? Yes.
Should we do whatever we can to defend our country and the liberties that were so bravely fought for? YES!
This is not meant to be a political tirade, or a debating blog post...and how in the world will I tie this all in to our organic products?!
Well, among the many privileges we have as Americans is also the freedom to make our own informed decisions about the food, products, media and other matters of opinion that we partake of. THAT is another BIG reason to celebrate.
The Internet can be a dangerous place. But it can also be a wealth of differing opinions and facts and lies that we need to juggle through. Thankfully, at least for now, our Internet is not censored to only include what our government officials want us to see.
So, get educated.
Read all you can.
Make informed decisions.
And if that includes using our organic products, then so be it! That's what we're here for. To educate and provide. So...shop away!
And ... Happy Independence Day!