Sometimes I forget how much we take our freedom for granted in this country. In light of our recent celebration of independence, I was in a local coffee shop this morning when I saw the two glaringly different front pages below. This really made me stop and realize just how lucky we are to live in this country. While I definitely don’t agree with some of the measures that have been put into place since 2001 and we have our fair share of challenges, we are still somehow able to maintain a mostly safe and peaceful manner of living. Thanks to those that make that possible.