On this day in 1776 America declared it’s independence from Britain. No doubt great things were imagined. Indeed some grand things have been done.
On this fourth of July, I wish for my friends and neighbours to the south another Independence Day. One that sees them declare their independence from their current government.
A government that is finding all manner of means to corrupt the very institution’s and regulations put in place to ensure a government for and by the people.
To be a woman in America today must be frightening, as rights and freedoms thought to be “self evident” are rolled back at an appalling rate. Daily we hear stories of reproductive freedoms being attacked. From attacks on abortion rights to refusal to fill or cover birth control prescriptions to refusal to allow suit on unfair and unequal payment practises. The war on women in America proceeds apace even as the government pretends to be fighting for the rights of women in the middle east.
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