Eleven score and seventeen years ago, this country declared itself independent from Great Britain. Twenty score and two days from now, I will declare myself independent from employment. I will honor our nation’s fine tradition of barbecue, parade floats, and fireworks, but with some hesitation. I feel any celebrating I do, should be held off until a declaration of employment is signed in St. Louis. So tonight, while everyone is admiring the fireworks, I’ll optimistically await the launch of my own.