Mouth That Roars

Bill Liblick has made a name for himself of National TV Talk Shows where he spouted his outspoken views from the front row. Now he offers you his opinion every week in the "MOUTH THAT ROARS" Column in the Sullivan County Post.

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July 2nd, 2010

Reflecting on our independence and democracy

Our Constitution and Declaration of Independence has granted us so much freedom we often take for granted, this weekend while we celebrate our independence with BBQ’s and fireworks, take a moment to reflect on being part of the American Dream.

The democracy that was born out of our independence from Britain is something we often forget about.

I am thankful to live in such a diverse nation made up of such vibrant people. It should not be difficult for us to understand why so many people leave their suppressed countries to settle in the land of the free and the home of the brave.

Many towns and villages will be celebrating this weekend with firework displays, street fairs and other festivities.

On Saturday former County Clerk Neil Gilberg along with the Town of Fallsburg and Thunder 102 will be holding the 7th annual Francis Curry Day event at Morningside Park saluting those who fight to protect our Independence.

The event honors Sullivan County veterans along with those brave men and women who are currently serving us in the military.

The park opens at 1:00 with inflatable rides for the kids until 5pm. There will be a touching program attended by Francis Currey along with local officials.

The Bronx Wanderers will perform at the event followed by a Spectacular Fireworks display. There will be additional entertainment including The Sullivan Steppers.

The Liberty Chamber of Commerce will be holding their 17th annual Fourth of July Parade and Festival this Sunday on Main Street starting at noon.

As we celebrate our Independence, I often think how in other countries the media is controlled by the government, and expressions of diverse opinions are denied.

The publishers and editors of The Sullivan County Democrat fully understand the true meaning of freedom of speech. Twice a week they provide us with an outlet to express our viewpoints in a forum that is open, honest, and uncensored.

I am grateful to be afforded the opportunity to discuss the issues facing us on a weekly basis. Hopefully my columns assist in creating honest dialogue throughout Sullivan County.

Although some of us might not understand differences or disagreements, we must learn to tolerate and respect others.

No matter ones viewpoints, race, creed, color, gender, age, education, wealth, sexual orientation, or religious ideology, we all strive for the same goals and quality of life. Even though some of our customs, political beliefs, and the way we approach life may vary, we are all the same.

Every summer Sullivan County is inundated with diverse groups. Some of our summer residents dress differently and live life atypical from what we consider to be the norm. Understanding and acceptance can go a long way.

Sullivan County is a wonderful part of New York State, and even though we are going through hard times, we must all still be thankful for our independence and freedom.

Happy 4th of July and enjoy your hot dog!

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