Bad prediction; come party

July 5, 2013 

On July 3, 2012, The Bee printed a letter to the editor warning readers that if they elected President Barack Obama to a second term, last year would probably be our last Fourth of July. I want to congratulate that letter writer on being such a poor prophet of doom.

Not only did we celebrate the Fourth on Thursday, but we celebrated it as a country where everyone is equal in the eyes of the federal government and of a dozen states. I heartily invite the writer to come in good cheer and to celebrate with the rest of us!



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