Having come from Sarasota, Florida earlier in the day the visual impact of the 4th of July 2017 celebration in Washington, D.C. under the reign of Donald J. Trump caught my attention.

Crowds, 4th of July, Washington, D.C.

Crowd leaving 4th of July celebration, Arlington, Va

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Security for 4th of July 2017, Arlington, VA, United States of America.

 

 

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State of July 4th Celebration in Washington, D.C.

Security in Washington, D.C. 2017 Fourth of July celebration.

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Graduation is an occasion  by the bright and brilliant to share their big ideas about what is important.  This important speech was given at his graduation from the presidency Jan. 17, 1961.

President Dwight D. Eisenhower as he was leaving office  on Jan.17,1961  warned us of the military industrial complex.  We have failed his warning.  But like most things in life there is always opportunity for change. The real threat we face in America is not a military invasion.  The real treat is  effectively educating our young people, providing jobs that pay a real living wage, health care for every citizen, increasing our investment in research for curing or preventing Alzheimer’s.  Our country is threatened from within not from outside.