Always enjoy your insight and opinions, and speaking of insight, how about that John Adams ? Did he pin the tail on the donkey or what !!! Fantastic history lesson Chief ! Now many of the nations younger firefighters may not be aware of the fact that several of those signing the declaration of Independence went on to become volunteer firefighters as well. Each American or person living in America, would do well to study or review how America came about. Then take a few minutes and think about the hundreds of thousands of our ancestor relatives, friends, brothers, sisters,fathers and mothers who died to maintain the freedom that you so eloquently write about. God Bless America !