A short little get-to-the-point 4th of July message: THANK YOU!

We live in, and reap the benefits of, the free enterprise system because our men and women in the armed forces, throughout the history of this great nation, took an oath to defend that freedom with their own lives if necessary.

I know several of you who are readers here have military service to your credit and I am a little ashamed to say that I am often so selfishly enjoying the freedom you helped provide, I don’t take time to appreciate it.

No freedom, no free enterprise. It really is as simple as that and it really is as significant as that.

Thank you, veterans, for making Independence Day possible!

Happy 4th of July!