You know, 234 years ago, a lot of people that had a lot of radically differing points of view (Jefferson and Adams for example) were able to get together, putting aside their differences, to break away from the tyranny of England and create the United States.
Maybe we, in this country, could put those differences away and realize that we're all Americans. We get so caught up in the Democrat v. Republican, Christian v. Secular, Jew v. Muslim, American League v. National League, Star Wars v. Star Trek, Road v. Mountain, Rich v. Poor, that we forget that when we go to another country, we're seen as an American, not any of these things. A lot of these people are jealous of us because we come from the land of more than we'll ever need.
I hope you all get to eat some kind of animal burned on the grill, drink too much beer, explode something big, and hang out and have fun with family and friends. But mostly I hope you ride your road bike on a dirt road, ride your mountain bike on a sidewalk, but mostly have a fun 4th!