This year we didn’t watch fireworks or eat traditional 4th of July food like hot dogs or potato salad. My in-laws came to visit, so while the boys went hiking and fishing in the Uintahs, my MIL and I toured the state capitol and Temple Square. I was really excited to take her to the capitol because she’s a history teacher. When we got there, we found about 100 demonstrators protesting everything: illegal immigration, the Obama administration (generally), taxes, bail outs. Everything!
Then last night, G and I started watching a documentary called Shouting Fire: Stories from the Edge of Free Speech.
This was a great way to spend Independence Day: to see people exercising their rights as Americans and to hear what lawyers are doing to defend these rights.