America. The land of opportunity. A country rooted in the pursuit of *The American Dream*: a dream defined by life, liberty and opportunity. A country steeped in a culture driven by 44 proud leaders from George Washington to Abraham Lincoln to Barack Obama, and represented in pride and honour by an icon for freedom recognized the world over: the Statue Of Liberty, standing tall and proud.
In an age rocked by wars, turbulent financial woes, and a natural environment at risk, we need to pull together and commemorate and honour the great icons of our age and for Americans to say *I am proud to be an American*. But how do we embody this respect and integrity in a commemoration that seeks to represent the very respect and integrity of America itself?
Last night, on prime time television, this symbol of hope, liberty and freedom was finally [revealed to me](https://www.chiapet.com/):
Yes that’s right, folks, four icons of America designed to have chia growing out as their hair. When I saw this I nearly spat tea everywhere. I have never in my 30 years on this planet seen such a ludicrous concept that so effectively gets to the opposite of what they are trying to achieve. I am not sure that “honouring” great leaders and symbols of a country is best identified with one of these crapolas of of humanity. I am also pretty sure that when George Washington said “*Liberty, when it begins to take root is a plant of rapid growth*”, he didn’t quite envision it this way.
[Snuggie](https://www.getsnuggie.com/), all is forgiven.