Last night one of my regular customers complained that “this is a free country as long as you do as you’re told”.
I can understand some of his bitterness. About a year ago he tried to shoot a wasp’s nest off his house with a pellet gun. A neighbor saw him outside with a gun and called the police. The Cody Police Department, in all their wisdom, set up a SWAT command post around the corner from his house and did a black ops style raid on his house before they handcuffed him and hauled him off to jail. A 60 year old man with a pellet gun. Brilliant.
So last night, I delivered his food, then he and his wife bowed their heads to pray. In less than 30 minutes he enjoyed two of our country’s great basic freedoms: freedom of speech and freedom of religion.
So while you are celebrating our independence, take a moment to be thankful for what makes this country great. Just don’t try to shoot down any wasp nests.