The Fourth of July is the occasion to quote Thomas Paine's eloquent paragraph from American Crisis:
"These are the times that try men's souls. The summer soldier and the sunshine patriot will, in this crisis, shrink from the service of their country; but he that stands it now, deserves the love and thanks of man and woman. Tyranny, like hell, is not easily conquered; yet we have this consolation with us, that the harder the conflict, the more glorious the triumph. What we obtain too cheap, we esteem too lightly: it is dearness only that gives every thing its value."
For more liberty: Since President Bush is in a commuting mood, how about a pardon for Ignacio Ramos, Jose Compean, and Genarlow Wilson?