Today marks 234 years since 56 men stood on the steps of an assembly hall in Philadelphia and stood up for the rights of this nation against a tyrant king. We celebrate today for the declaration of our self-evident rights, among them Life, Liberty and the Pursuit of Happiness. We celebrate today for the strength of conviction that freed a nation of subjects and made them into a nation of citizens.
What this nation has accomplished in her short life is nothing short of astounding. Though we may disagree about our recent past, there is much to celebrate in this country today, and I hope that we will all put aside our politics for a day to celebrate her many strengths and achievements.
Today is also a special day for us, as two years ago ten writers banded together to form this site. We launched on July 4th, 2008, declaring our independence from another site, now vacant. Today we stand twenty-eight strong, and DC’s best locally-owned blog. For that, we have you to thank, dear readers, and we appreciate your support these last two years. Look for an announcement about a party in your honor in the near future.