Party like it’s 1776!

But with all the cool stuff we’ve got in 2012!

Come to think of it, much of the really “cool stuff” we’ve got in 2012 has been retained since 1776. This might be worth preserving rather than “fundamentally transforming,” to borrow the words of a radical liberal who seeks to do just that.

…July, 1776, will be the most memorable epoch in the history of America. I am apt to believe that it will be celebrated by succeeding generations as the great anniversary festival. It ought to be commemorated as the day of deliverance, by solemn acts of devotion to God Almighty. It ought to be solemnized with pomp and parade, with shows, games, sports, guns, bells, bonfires, and illuminations, from one end of this continent to the other, from this time forward forever more.

–John Adams