My Fourth of July is complete. As always, I read the Declaration of Independence in the Boston Globe from start to finish. It’s a great tradition, and I hope it remains unchanged as long as the Globe is in business.
The Declaration is also a living document, and Gov. Deval Patrick and legislative leaders should ponder the meaning of this phrase long and hard:
He has erected a multitude of New Offices, and sent hither swarms of officers to harass our People, and eat out their substance.
Happy 6.25 percent sales tax. And I hope everyone has a great Fourth.