This (above) is a short video I made a couple of years ago to express what I felt about the Fourth of July. I considered remaking it, but after watching it again I concluded that I'm not likely to improve on it, so here it is, in all its 2008 glory.
While I'm at it, I'll throw in this nifty opening title from HBO's John Adams series.
Last, but not least, here's (above) a brief excerpt from that series where John Adams publicly commits to the ideal of liberty. I always get misty-eyed over stuff like this.