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My Back Pages: Independence Day 2013: Freedom  We've reached the 237th Birthday of this great nation. We should be happy in celebrating our Independence and the freedoms th...

Independence Day 2013

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Freedom We've reached the 237th Birthday of this great nation. We should be happy in celebrating our Independence and the freedoms that come with it; instead, we are more at odds with each other than ever before.We all talk about the constitution and the bill of rights; but it seems to me that certain people only want to enforce certain rights. Take, for instance, the right to bear arms. This stirs certain people up so much that, even if they have never before owned a gun, they are now buying guns at a record pace. I've seen it myself at a local gun store. Before the recent controversy, there was seldom more than one or two cars in their parking lot. Now, there is sometimes no parking at all. It's a sad statement on the mindset of some Americans that the slaughter of innocent  children has resulted in the need to buy more guns. I sit and watch this with amazement. I believe that we all have that right, but I also believe that all that have arms should be duly licensed and…