Please consider tipping service workers on the job on Independence Day the same time-and-a-half rate you would expect for working a holiday.
A 20% tip would be a 30% tip in this case.
We can give a $1 scratch-off to any worker who would not normally be tipped.
We can thank anybody for working the 4th.
We can also use the 4th to consider ways to resist and make better our often violent and mean-spirited everyday culture.
The work of kindness and freedom is up to each of us.
Kindness and freedom are much the same thing.
(Painting above is of Thomas Paine by Auguste Millere.)
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