A vintage Independence Day card wishes you an explosive holiday.

A vintage Independence Day card wishes you an explosive holiday.

So you’re home today (I hope) or doing some enjoyable traveling. Maybe you’d like to watch something uplifting.

(No, I don’t mean the slightly odd vintage holiday card posted above. But go here to Mashable to see more.)

Via an Arizona lawyer I know named Alex Benezra and a great Facebook conversation he started, it occurred to me we should be declarative today—the Declaration of Independence, in particular.

Alex mentioned that he had just listened to the Declaration being read, and what a great experience that was.

Watching it recited can be moving, as well. So take a few minutes to enjoy some famous actors recite the Declaration (yes, the video opens with Mel Gibson; sorry about that, but the piece is a few years old).

And then enjoy a clip from the HBO series on John Adams. If you’re pressed for time, the 3:00 mark is a good place to jump in.

Have a marvelous Independence Day.