But perhaps we should not confuse technology with the possibility of more freedom or increased liberty. In fact, technology might more often get in the way.
I think Independence can be best felt walking in the meadow or along a stream on a sunny morning, measuring my breath against the songs of the insects and the birds.
And I see Liberty in the smiles of family, friends and neighbors when we get together and do nothing but enjoy each other’s company.
In other words, on this Independence Day, what a great time to set down our phones and laptops and desktops and relive freedom, relive independence, relive what it means to be human.
Happy Fourth of July!