Everyone at Seattle Avionics wants to wish you a very happy 4th of July!
As you know, the holiday is not about hot dogs, hamburgers, and fireworks but celebrates the freedom that Americans enjoy. As a purely personal note, in today’s challenging political climate, I hope everyone considers what real freedom means and how important it is. That means all the rights established in the Constitution and the Bill of Rights — most notably the 1st Amendment that ensures the freedom of speech and the 2nd Amendment that enshrines the right to bear arms. These two freedoms are really two sides of the same coin. The freedom of speech (which also means freedom to peacefully protest and a free and uninhibited press) uniquely allows checks on the power of government and enables the criticism of it, without which we are no better than a 3rd world dictatorship. The 2nd amendment is also meant as a way to resist oppression and to ensure that the 1st Amendment remains strong and relevant in all conditions. This powerful combination of rights is unique to the US and we should be grateful for them and ensure they always continue to be respected.