Independence Day is going to take on a new meaning this year for so many people.

Some will find there is less to celebrate with all of the recent U.S. Supreme Court decisions. It was not just the reversal of Roe v. Wade that was so damning. I feel less safe with the jurists giving more gun rights to people. And it appears the separation of church and state has ended.

While SCOTUS frightens me, I have not given up hope.

Watch the Jan. 6 congressional hearings. There will be more in July. Hopefully, they will restore your belief in democracy, that our country really does want to get to the root of the insurrection, and hopefully when it’s all over there will be a clear understanding of what went on behind the scenes that led to the insurrection as well as what was taking place in the White House that day.

The only way to restore the cracks in our democracy is hold people accountable for their actions, or in actions as the case may be.

Some of the testimony is so incriminating. I applaud those who have testified when it would be easier to take the Fifth, to ignore a subpoena, to say you don’t remember. At the June 28 hearing the committee pointed out what appeared to be witness tampering from the ex-president. That’s just one of many crimes the cult leader is likely to have committed.

I have said it before and believe it still that anyone who is a Trump supporter is in a cult.  Anyone who believes Joe Biden did not win the election is delusional, has been misled, and is probably a member of the cult.

There is a lot wrong with the United States right now, but there is also so much that is right. On this Fourth of July that is what I will be celebrating—the good, and all the good that can happen if the people have the will to fight for democracy. At the end of the day it does not matter what your political party is or if, like me, you don’t have one. What matters is that you vote for people who believe in the Constitution and in democracy. Plenty of people in both parties still do. Get the imposters out of city hall, out of board of supervisors seats, out of legislatures and most definitely out of Congress.

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