In honor of Independence Day, here are some things I like about the US.

  • Freedom of speech and the freedom to disagree
  • Plyler vs. Doe and Brown vs. Board of Education
  • Big drinks with lots of ice and free refills
  • My passport that allows me into just about any country I could want to go
  • Separation of church and state
  • Rooting for the underdog
  • Icees (I haven’t seen them in any other country, so I assume they’re uniquely American)
  • We know how to throw an Independence Day celebration

Happy 4th everybody!