Happy Birthday, Uncle Sam. You're the best.
I spent the weekend sailing, hanging out with my kids and good friends, and eating. And also thinking about all the men and women - my daughter Nicole among them - who make my life possible, protecting our freedom and way of life. Thank you all.
By the way, there has been a flurry of discussion recently about whether it should be illegal or even unconstitutional to burn a U.S. flag. So I think it is a horrible thing to do, but it should not be illegal, and I can't even imagine under what pretense it could ever be unconstitutional. People should be entitled to express their opinion, however much we disagree with it. Mark Frauenfelder posted an interesting conundrum for those who would make burning a U.S. flag illegal. At what point is a flag a U.S. flag (does close count)?