Happy Independence Day, 2011We’re celebrating our Independence Day here in the U.S., so I just wanted to take this opportunity to wish you all a happy and safe day of celebration. The United States is celebrating our 235th birthday today. I’m honored and blessed to be living in a pretty great country (although, like every society, we certainly have our flaws).

The United States was born of great dissatisfaction with the way the people were then being governed, especially an ever-increasing and seemingly never-ending tax burden. Today’s United States faces some of the same concerns — taxes keep going up while government takes on more and more. Let’s hope it never gets to another Revolution, but at the same time, I hope our politicians remember that their citizens don’t have endless pockets.

It’s a great day here in New England to sit outside, fire up the barbecue, and share good times with family and friends. And that’s exactly what I plan on spending the day doing.

On behalf of everyone here at Psych Central, here’s wishing your July 4th is a happy and joyous occasion (free of any family arguments or strife). Please enjoy the day!