I go though a number of emotions on Independence Day. I typically start off being very happy I'm a U.S. citizen, which almost always leads me to thinking about becoming a U.S. subject. At some point during the day, I look at the people around me and think, we wouldn't have the fortitude to fight that battle today. Then I remember most of the colonists in 1776 didn't either. That makes me feel better for a little while.