As the President so grandly quoted, before strapping himself into a fighter jet and going after the alien mother-ship in the Will Smith movie, Independence Day:

And should we win the day, the Fourth of July will no longer be known as an American holiday, but as the day the world declared in one voice: “We will not go quietly into the night! We will not vanish without a fight!” We’re going to live on! We’re going to survive! Today we celebrate our Independence Day!


Being for all intents and purposes Australian, as an American citizen I feel this an obligatory post.