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Thoughts On “The Day Democracy Died” Sung by The Founding Fathers

When this country was founded in the late 18th century, the men who stepped forward to lead this new country knew exactly what they didn’t want. While they did not have a crystal ball to see into the future, they also knew enough to insert certain boundaries to hopefully ensure that the republic would last.

The Day Democracy Died” is a parody set to the Don McLean song, American Pie“.

Regardless of where one lands on the political spectrum, we should all be concerned. This President believes himself to be above the law and therefore, able to do whatever he wants without being called out.

As anyone who does not live under a rock knows, we have a Presidential election coming up in November. If there is one thing that I have learned over the past few years, it is that democracy is not easily maintained. It requires hard choices, tough decisions and the knowledge that if it is to last, we must fight for it.

That means voting in November and getting you know who out of office.

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Throwback Thursday- American Pie (1999)

Being a teenager is not easy. Looking back, my teenage years were the most confusing, yet defining era of my life.  No matter how old we get or what else we experience, the former teenager that we were will always be a part of our lives.

American Pie, the funny, sometimes gross, but poignant film is about four young men who are looking to loose their virginity before their senior prom.

Jim (Jason Biggs), Oz (Chris Klein), Kevin (Thomas Ian Nicholas) and Finch (Eddie Kaye Thomas) make a pact to all loose their virginity by the time prom night rolls around. Kevin tries to persuade his girlfriend Vicky (Tara Reid) to go all the way with him, Oz joins the school choir and is matched with Heather (Mena Suvari), Finch spreads rumors about his sexual prowess and Jim fails miserably with Nadia (Shannon Elizabeth) before going to the prom with Michelle (Alyson Hannigan).

American Pie, for my generation is part of our DNA. It’s not just a movie about boys looking for sex, the female characters are just as real and unsure as any teenager is about life and sex. It’s one of those movies that had stayed with me and it still quotable and watchable after 15 years.

To borrow a line from the movie, its like “warm apple pie”.

 

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