Happy Birthday America07/05/13 Warren Elly with E.J. Salcines
Last Call Wednesday
We're Celebrating the 237th birthday of the United States of America and asking, how are we stacking up against Thomas Jeffersonâ€™s Declaration of Independence penned back in 1776 â€We hold these truths to be self-evidentâ€ Jefferson wrote â€that all men are created equal, that they are endowed by their creator with certain unalienable rights, that among these are life, liberty, and the pursuit of happinessâ€¦â€
The debate over applying Jeffersonâ€™s truths to everyday life rages on two centuries after he wrote them down. The miracle is that the Union still stands. Itâ€™s hard to remember a time in our lifetimes when the country was more deeply divided. Yet save the rag-tag Occupy Movement, Americans are either satisfied or pacifiedâ€¦the depths of despair suffered by our poor, the loss of wealth handed the middle class, the soaring wealth of the fewâ€¦none of it has sent our citizens to the streetsâ€¦this is not Cairo.
Happy Birthday U.S.A.!
Our guest E.J.Salcines is the son of Spanish immigrants who became one of Tampaâ€™s most respected natives.