Happy Independents Day!

The second day
of July, 1776
will be the most
memorable Epocha
in the History
of America.

----John Adams
letter to his wife Abigail
July 3, 1776


In honor of the most notable day in American History (second only to Coast Guard Day, August, 4, don't miss it), I'm going to wax statesmanlike and say both major parties are blowhard-heavy, vision-short, power-grubbing and none too fun at parties (including their own). Unfortunately, no third party is terribly exciting either. In fact, I have a hard time imagining belonging to any party currently living in these United States.

I wish we, as a people, took sufficient enough interest in our affairs that parties could not survive. Yes, granted, parties would likely grow out of big campaigns (eg, president) or in response to urgent issues (eg, the aluminum standard), but once the elections are over, in my world, said parties would dissolve and we would all be merely interested citizens holding intelligent discourse amongst ourselves.

This will never happen. Reason Number One: Far too few of us know enough to form sensible opinions about anything. Reason Number Two: Far too few of us care. Reason Number Three: Far too many of us are willing to be led about by madmen and loudmouths.

But in the Thutopia, these things are not true. We all care. We are all reasonably informed. Any one of us would be willing to serve a term if it seemed proper. And any one of us would be gracious in defeat, allowing that likely the public knew best.


And in the Thutopia, everybody celebrates Coast Guard Day sincerely and in the way it was meant to be celebrated:

Buying me presents.

There are still 32 shopping days left.

After all, if we can't read newspapers and make America great, we can still make the world a better place.

Thutopia is now.

Buy presents.


  1. Is the coast guard even part of the USA?

    my favorite Coast Guard moment was when I heard a radio ad recruiting for the coast guard. Where did I hear the ad? Kansas. I'm guessing the ad hit the right market...

  2. Every party needs a pooper that's why they invited you. And him. And her. And her, too. And him over there. Oh, and that guy and that gyn as well. Say, what do you know? They're all party poopers!

  3. About political parties--I agree--and I belong to none--which makes my preliminary polital rights a bit limited, but my conscience is clear.

    I should never have read the "Federalist Papers." I'm scarred for life.

  4. .

    From Wikipedia:

    The second day of July, 1776, will be the most memorable epoch in the history of America. I am apt to believe that it will be celebrated by succeeding generations as the great anniversary festival. It ought to be commemorated as the day of deliverance, by solemn acts of devotion to God Almighty. It ought to be solemnized with pomp and parade, with shows, games, sports, guns, bells, bonfires, and illuminations, from one end of this continent to the other, from this time forward forever more.

    (John Adams)