24 August 2008

The Newest (and Best) Holiday!

One of my favorite bloggers, Jeffrey Morgenthaler, has created a new holiday: Repeal Day!  Why celebrate?  He lists some compelling reasons:

1.  It's the perfect time of year.  Conveniently located halfway between Thanksgiving and Christmas -- at a time when most Americans are probably not spending time with family -- Repeal Day presents a wonderful occasion to get together with friends and pay tribute to our constitutional rights.

2.  We have the constitutional ability to do so.  Unlike St. Patrick's Day or Cinco de Mayo, Repeal Day is a day that all Americans have a part in observing, because it's written in our Constitution.  No other holiday celebrates the laws that guarantee our rights, and Repeal Day has everything to do with our personal pleasures.

3.  It's Easy!  There are no outfits to buy, costumes to rent, rivers to dye green.  Simply celebrate the day by stopping by your local bar, tavern, saloon, winery, distillery, or brewhouse and having a drink.  Pick up a six-pack on your way home from work.  Split a bottle of wine with a loved one.  Buy a shot for a stranger.  Just do it because you can.
So remember, when December 5th rolls around hoist one to the sky and toast to your rights (the ones we have left).

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